Lost Boy of Sudan trains with Team USA Minnesota for marathon
The Twin Cities marathon is this Sunday and the Minnesota team has a lot to be proud of. Macharia Yuot, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, began training with the team to compete in the marathon. Yuot was one of 20,000 children known as the "Lost Boys" for their 500 mile trek to Kenya to escape the violence at home.
Check out the great ESPN video on his story after the jump.
According to Team USA Minnesota:
Macharia is one of the Lost Boys of Sudan who arrived in the United States in 2000. At West Philadelphia Catholic High School he went out for track and then ran track and cross country at Widener University Chester, Penn. At Widener, Macharia was a 6-time NCAA Div. III Champion and a 14-time All American. He became a U.S. citizen in 2007.
Since completing his collegiate eligibility in the fall of 2006, Macharia has run three marathons including the U.S. Men's Olympic Marathon Trials in November 2007. In 2008, he placed 7th in the USA 10k Championships, 10th at the USA 8k Championships, and 13th at the USA 15k Championships.
The race starts at 8 a.m. Check out the TC Marathon Spectator Guide for a map and pacing guides.