Lomong is NOT a Kenyan!!!!!!!! wrote:
and exactly where did the Kalenjin people emigrate from? oh yeah, what is now Sudan. The Cheserek and Lomong come from the same people...
...but not a Kenyan.
Lopez Lomong, Peter Lomong, and Alex Lomong are Buya people from the southeastern corner of South Sudan.
Crash course in anthropology:
The Buya people are very closely related to the lip plate-wearing Mursi people and stick-fighting Suri people that you see on National Geographic and BBC documentaries. Boya, Didinga, Mursi, and Suri are all Surmic peoples.
Surmic peoples are not Nilotic peoples. They speak Surmic and Nilotic languages, respectively. Despite being distinct, they are both relatives of each other, meaning that they share many linguistic and cultural similarities.
The Surmic and Nilotic groups of languages both belong to the wider Eastern Sudanic language branch.
Just imagine if we can get more Surmic peoples like the Mursi and Suri to run track and XC.
Some runners from Darfur are also pretty fast. There's Ismail Ahmed Ismail, Mohamed Babiker Yagoub, and Yagoub's nephew Waleed Suliman (currently running for the University of Mississippi).