“The soldiers were coming. So Biel and his mother, two sisters and younger brother rushed out of their home, five more drops in the human flood rushing into the scrubby forest outside the town of Nasir, in the northeast of what would soon become South Sudan.” In Sports Illustrated, S.L. Price reports on the Olympic refugee team. The Longest Run.

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