If I ran for Sudan, I would be betraying my people. I would be dishonoring the two million people who died for our freedom. I want to bring honor to my country. People who just want glory, the spotlight of the Olympics, they don’t care about other people. I’m fighting for independent status because I do care. When I run, I want people to see me and say, ‘He is from South Sudan.’
Guor Marial, one of four Olympic athletes without a country to represent in the London 2012 Games, who is set to compete in the men’s Olympic marathon on Sunday.