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Sudan runner seeks asylum before Games - Yahoo! Sports

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RunnerSpace.com/Pro   on Jul 27 2012, 03:54 PM

Sudan runner seeks asylum before Games

 

LONDON – A track athlete from Sudan made a run for freedom by attempting to seek asylum in the United Kingdom just before the start of the Olympic Games. 

The runner, believed to be 27-year-old 800-meter runner Ismail Ahmed Ismail, walked into a police station in the city of Leeds, two hours north of London, and announced he was seeking political asylum.

Yahoo! Sports contacted the Sudan embassy in London but was told by a diplomat that "we do not want to talk about Mr. Ismail."

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