Guor Marial http://nhpr.org en Homecoming for Olympian Without a Home http://nhpr.org/post/homecoming-olympian-without-home <p></p><p>Distance runner Guor Marial has called New Hampshire his home for 11 years. But after qualifying for the London Olympics, he had no home country to represent. The refugee isn’t a U.S. citizen, and couldn’t run for South Sudan. The world’s newest country wasn’t sending a team.</p><p>But with the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPM2-qDAQEQ" target="_blank">help </a>of Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Marial was allowed to run as an independent athlete in the marathon, where he finished 47<sup>th</sup>.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 20:44:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 12042 at http://nhpr.org Homecoming for Olympian Without a Home Supporters Cheer For Guor Marial In Olympic Marathon http://nhpr.org/post/supporters-cheer-guor-marial-olympic-marathon <p>A Concord movie theater turned on a projector before dawn yesterday to show live footage of former resident Guor Marial running in the Olympics. Sun, 12 Aug 2012 21:26:47 +0000 Michael Samuels 10711 at http://nhpr.org South Sudanese/Granite State Phenom's Story Spreads Far and Wide http://nhpr.org/post/south-sudanesegranite-state-phenoms-story-spreads-far-and-wide <p>Guor Marial is a South Sudanese refugee who spent his high school years in <a href="http://www.concordmonitor.com/article/life-on-the-run">Concord</a>. He has now qualified to run the Olympic marathon.</p><p>In the past few weeks he&rsquo;s had a lot of press: <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/london/story/2012-07-26/London-Olympics-Mike-Lopresti-Guor-Marial/56522722/1">Time Magazine</a>, <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/23/south-sudan-refugee-independent-olympic">the Guardian</a>, <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/sns-la-la-sp-on-guor-marial-olympics-20120721,0,7071095.story">The Chicago Tribune</a>, the Associated Press, and too many other publications to name&nbsp;have run profiles on him. Marial&rsquo;s story has spread so far because it&rsquo;s basically the perfect Olympic story. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 09:30:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 9663 at http://nhpr.org South Sudanese/Granite State Phenom's Story Spreads Far and Wide