GOOD NEWS: Escaped Slave Competed In Olympics, Joins Air Force To Give Back

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Guor Maker has had an amazing life, and he’s just getting started. He was born in South Sudan and escaped slavery there twice before he was able to escape to the United States. But the hardships he endured have only pushed him further,

Maker learned English and found his love for running when a high school teacher introduced him to the sport. And he had the skills to get him to the Olympics, Maker ran the men’s marathon as an unaffiliated athlete in the 2012 London Games and then ran the men’s marathon for South Sudan in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Now the 33-year-old dental assistant is in technical training with the Air Force.

"All of the things I've accomplished have derived from the opportunities the U.S. has afforded me," Maker says in an Air Force press release. "When I first came to America, I didn't have hardly anything, but with the support and opportunity this country has given me, I've been able to completely change my life."

Source: Sunny Skyz

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