Eliud Kipchoge challenges Barack Obama for a morning run

World Marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge has challenged former US President Barack Obama to race against him on Kenyan soil. 

Kipchoge, 37, who broke his own world record at the Berlin Marathon two weeks ago was asked which person living or dead he would like to share a morning run with and he singled out Obama. 

Kipchoge set the world record of 2:01:09 at the 2018 edition of the Berlin Marathon lowered the record by a whooping 30 seconds to rewrite his name into the history books again. 

“I think I would choose Barack Obama,” Kipchoge said. 

“I would invite him to Kenya to run.

“The reason is, Barack Obama has a character of inspiration, the character of unity, and it goes beyond all human nature. “

Obama’s father, Barack Obama Sr, was born in Kenya.

Kipchoge said he believed in the power of running to unite people.

“Running promotes freedom of association. When people run together, they are united – and when there is unity, there is peace.

“Let us run together… let us run as one.

“The only activity, which can let us bind together, is running.”

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