Peter Bol: The Sudanese-Australian runner who lifted a nation

“As a South Sudanese Australian struggling with my own sense of identity and belonging, on Wednesday I’ll get to forget that for a few moments, all thanks to Peter Bol, a young man and a symbol of what as a nation we can aspire to be, not just at the Olympics, but every day,” wrote Nyadol Nyuon in a widely shared newspaper piece the day of the race.