BERLIN: Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge (Picture) said he would like to invite former US President Barack Obama to walk with him in Kenya.
Kipchoge was preparing to break his own world record in Sunday’s Berlin marathon and was asked which person, living or dead, he would like to share a morning run with.
Kipchoge, who set the world record of 2:01:39 at the 2018 Berlin Marathon, said he would vote for Obama.
“I think I would vote for Barack Obama,” Kipchoge said at Friday’s news conference.
“I would invite him to run in Kenya.
“The reason is that Barack Obama has an inspirational character, the character of unity, and he transcends all human nature. “
Barack Obama Sr, the father of the US President from 2009 to 2017, was born in Kenya.
Kipchoge said he believes in the power of running to unite people.
“Running promotes freedom of association. When people walk together, they are united – and when there is unity, there is peace.
“Let’s run together… let’s run as one.
“The only activity that brings us together is running.” –AFP