Tokyo Olympics: South Sudan’s Abraham Guem and his race for peace
07 August 2021 | 12:18 pm
Middle-distance runner Abraham Guem was stranded in Japan for 21 months with four compatriots. Though his chances at the Tokyo Olympics look slim, he has more at stake than medals.
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