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The Boy Who Runs - The Odyssey of Julius Achon

John Brant

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In the tradition of Uzodinma Iweala's Beasts of No Nation by way of Christopher McDougall's Born to Run, this is the inspirational true story of the Ugandan boy soldier who became a world-renowned runner, then found his calling as director of a world-renowned African children's charity. "Julius can't remember who first saw the men. He heard no warning sounds-no dog barking or twig snapping. Until this point, events had moved too swiftly for Julius to be afraid, but now panic seized him. In another instant, he realized that his old life was finished." Thus begins the extraordinary odyssey of Julius Achon, a journey that takes a barefoot twelve-year-old boy from a village in northern Uganda to the rebel camp of the notorious Lord's Resistance Army, where he was made a boy soldier, and then, miraculously, to a career as one of the world's foremost middle-distance runners. But when a devastating tragedy prevents Julius from pursuing the gold at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, he is once again set adrift and forced to forge a new path for himself, finally finding his true calling as an internationally recognized humanitarian. Today, Julius is the director of the Achon Uganda Children's Fund, a charity whose mission is to improve the quality of life in rural Uganda through access to healthcare, education, and athletics. While pursuing his destiny, Julius encounters a range of unforgettable characters who variously befriend and betray him: the demonic Joseph Kony, a "world-class warlord"; John Cook, a brilliant and eccentric U.S. track coach; Jim Fee, an American businessman who helps Julius build a state-of-the-art medical center deep in the Ugandan bush; and finally Kristina, Julius's mother, whose own tragic journey forms the pivot for this spellbinding narrative of love, loss, suffering, and redemption. Written by award-winning sportswriter John Brant, The Boy Who Runs is an empowering tale of obstacles overcome, challenges met, and light wrested from darkness. It's a story about forging your true path and fin

Language:

English

Narrators:

Fred Sanders

Length:

10h 2m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:29


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:41


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:30


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:47


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:17


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:35


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:10


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:17


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:25


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:53


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:10


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:41


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:42


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:26


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:16


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:29


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:45


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:31


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:48


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:11


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:34


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:36


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:55


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:47


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:35


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:40


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:16


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:15


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:35


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:32


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:05


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:38


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:03


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

09:42


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:04


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:16


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:01


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:08


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:33


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:11


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:25


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:13


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:36


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:53


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:42


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:33


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:11


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:05


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:26


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:01


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:40


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:51


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

00:33