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The boy who runs : the odyssey of Julius Achon

by Brant, John, 1951- (Author)

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Julius Achon is the director of the Achon Uganda Children's Fund, a charity whose mission is to improve the quality of life in rural Uganda. He was captured at 12 and turned into a boy soldier; then miraculously found a career as one of the world's foremost middle-distance runners. How these life ju... Full description

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Summary: Julius Achon is the director of the Achon Uganda Children's Fund, a charity whose mission is to improve the quality of life in rural Uganda. He was captured at 12 and turned into a boy soldier; then miraculously found a career as one of the world's foremost middle-distance runners. How these life jumps happened is told here.
Physical Description: xvi, 248 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, color ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780553392159
0553392158
Author Notes: John Brant is the author of Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America's Greatest Marathon . He is a writer at large for Runner's World and a contributor to publications ranging from Outside to The New York Times Magazine. Brant's stories have appeared numerous times in the annual Best American Sports Writing collection. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
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