21 Jul '12, 9pm

South Sudan Marathoner Will Run Olympics

By Scott Douglas South Sudan's Guor Marial has been granted entry into the Olympic marathon as an athlete running under the Olympic flag. As we reported earlier this week , Marial is an Iowa State grad living in Flagstaff, Ariz. who met the Olympic marathon qualifying time last fall at Twin Cities. He is a citizen of the new country South Sudan, and a refugee from the civil war in Sudan. South Sudan doesn't have a national Olympic committee, so, with the assistance of attorney and agent Brad Poore, Marial had petitioned to run under the Olympic flag. Such a set-up has been used at past Olympics in non-team sports for athletes from new countries. Marial had initially faced months of bureaucratic deadends, but after his case received international prominence over the last week, the International Olympic Committee accepted his request to run under the Olympic flag. Marial ran...

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