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Human to Hero gets to the heart of what it takes to be a sporting star. The show explores the discipline, dedication and determination involved, as well as the sources of inspiration for the world's best athletes.

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Flower child at home in mountains

Up next: Refugee runner

Human to Hero next meets Guor Mading Maker, a marathon runner from South Sudan.

In 1994, he fled to the U.S. from a refugee camp during the Sudanese civil war, having lost 28 family members including eight siblings.

At the London 2012 Olympics, he competed as an independent athlete. "If I ran for Sudan, I would be betraying my people," he said. "I would be dishonoring the two million people who died for our freedom."

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