Marathon Journey, An Achilles Story is an inspirational story about the strength of the human spirit---and the hope and possibility that running the distance can provide.
Nineteen-year-old, Adamu is living an innocent and peaceful life in his village in Southern Sudan when it is violently attacked and he is forced to find safe haven at a refugee camp in Kenya. At the camp, he meets Kirabo, a nine-year-old refugee who recently had his leg amputated, and they form a deep friendship. When Adamu is offered the chance to be placed with a family in the United States, he is reluctant to leave Kirabo, but the boy persuades him to take advantage of his opportunity.
When Adamu, still physically and emotionally scarred, is placed in the loving home of William and Christina Caldwell, a middle-aged couple in Oregon, he is having a difficult time adjusting to his new surroundings. After he learns that Adamu loved to run in Sudan, an out of shape William, laces up a pair of running sneakers for the first time since his college track team days decades earlier and takes Adamu running.
When William agrees to try to run The New York City Marathon with Adamu, he convinces his old college coach, a lonely widower, to train them. Together, the three embark on an emotional and inspirational journey---which ultimately provides Adamu with the opportunity to help his little friend Kirabo in Africa.
Afterword Written By Marathon Legend, Dick Traum.
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Book Description The Tammy Publishing Group, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0615837395
Book Description Tammy Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 180 pages. 8.90x5.91x0.47 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0615837395