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Lopez Lomong

Track and Field

  • 2008
  • 2012
FacebookTwitterName: Lopez Lomong
Sport: Track and Field
Discipline: 5,000-meter
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 152
Current Residence: Beaverton, Ore.
College: Northern Arizona University '12, Hotel and Restaurant Management

Olympic Experience:
  • 2008 Olympic Games, semifinals in 1,500m
  • 2012 Olympic Games, 10th place in 5,000m
Career Highlights:
  • 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, 3rd (5,000-meter)
  • 2012 USA Indoor Championships, 2nd (3,000-meter)
  • Two-time national outdoor champion, 1,500-meter (2009, 2010)
  • 2007 NCAA outdoor champion (1,500-meter)
  • 2007 NCAA indoor champion (3,000-meter)

Fun Facts: Served as the U.S. delegation Opening Ceremony flag bearer at the 2008 Olympic Games...Family fled Kimotong, Sudan, to avoid an attacking militia group when he was 6...Lived in a refugee camp run by Catholic missionaries for 10 years...Became a U.S. citizen in 2007...Enjoys hip-hop music...Created the Lopez Lomong Foundation.

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USA Track and Field Bio

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