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Lopez Lomong shares trials with brothers

Updated: June 29, 2012, 4:29 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

EUGENE, Ore. -- Lopez Lomong bought his younger brothers in Kenya a gift before he ran in the 2008 Olympics.

"I said, 'You have to watch me in the Olympics. And not on black and white TV. Color TV,'" he said. "Because my mother was calling me and saying, 'These kids have been going to neighbors and they're not coming home on time to do their homework. So I went out and bought them a TV."

After the Olympics, he gave them something more important. An opportunity.

"This ...

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