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Preston Bungei: This is my story

What you need to know:

  • Preston, who carries athletic genes from both his parents was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he lived for 18 years before moving to Virginia State to pursue his college education
  • Just like his father, Preston grew up running cross country and track and field
  • However he stopped running track and field after the eighth grade and cross country in grade 11 to focus more on basketball

While the rest of the world was obsessing with the rise of the internet, personal computers, and ridiculously oversized jeans in the 1990s, a Kenyan athlete, the late James Bungei, 21, was a freshman at Lubbock Christian University in the United States of America.


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