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  • Sierra Leone 100m sprinter trying to make it

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...P=share_btn_tw

    Article from front page

    Sierra Leone 100m sprinter Jimmy Thoronka is fighting a life and death battle after having his life saved by being in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games while his adopted family died from Ebola back home.
    Bolt's last year...and my last year as a track fan, it's been fun

  • #2
    Life and death battle?!
    He's just trying not to go back to Sierra Leone.
    He "said he could not return to his home country as he could not make it there alone".
    What does that mean?!

    Meanwhile, he is 'making it' in London --- by sleeping in the park and washing in public toilets.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jacksf View Post
      Meanwhile, he is 'making it' in London --- by sleeping in the park and washing in public toilets.
      Latest news is that he's been arrested in London and may be deported. Story linked on front page.

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      • #4
        Updated story now linked on front page says he's been released from prison. Funds have been raised on his behalf and he's getting support from many.

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        • #5
          Here's Sierra Leone's fastest man in his own words in a bbc video interview:

          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31811565
          Bolt's last year...and my last year as a track fan, it's been fun

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