Refugee athletes run for new life

A homecoming for any athlete who has appeared at an Olympics is special — but for five who competed at the Rio Olympics, the place they formerly called home was the vast refugee camp at Kakuma in Kenya. They are the five South Sudanese runners, the Olympic Games in Rio were just the first chapter in their story.
The African athletes will continue to train and according to the UNHCR, prepare for possible participation in the World Championships in 2017.

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