Lomong's journey began as one of the victims of Sudan's brutal civil war of the 1990s, where he was one of hundreds of thousands of the country's Lost Boys of Sudan. At age six he escaped from a prison camp, running for his life, until he crossed the Kenyan border.
After years in a refugee camp, he was adopted by an American family that encouraged him to pursue his interest in track and field, then went on to become a world-class collegiate then professional runner, and in 2008 he was the flag bearer for the United States at the Olympic Games in Beijing.
The short clip below is sure to hit you in the feels.
Make sure that you're alone because this next video about a father who loves his son is sure to bring tears to your eyes.
A father pushes his quadriplegic son over 1000 marathon races and along the way, they bring awareness of the challenges disabled youth face in growing up.