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Eliud Kipchoge Explains Why He Wants To Run With Obama

In an interview, Kenyan marathoner Eliud Kipchoge explained his desire to reconnect with Obama. 

The first man in history to complete a marathon in under two hours, Kipchoge, has previously stated his desire to invite former US President Barack Obama to Kenya to run with him. 

At a news conference last month, when asked who he would like to go for a run with, alive or dead, Kipchoge said, "I guess I would choose Barack Obama." 

The guy said that Obama "has a character of inspiration, a character of unification, and it goes beyond all human nature," adding that he would invite Obama to run for office in Kenya. 

The marathon winner has spoken of his admiration for Obama in a new interview, saying that he hopes to someday have a conversation with the president. 

On Monday, Kipchoge told NTV, "When I find time to run with Obama, I will run with him and share. I feel Obama is a great inspiration to all leaders, within the country and beyond. " 

He said that the track would be an excellent spot to meet the 44th President of the United States because many of his best ideas occur to him when he is jogging. 

"I want to discuss the thoughts with him on the run and put them on paper," Kipchoge explained. "When you are running, ideas occur." 

Obama called Kipchoge's sub-2:01 marathon time in 2019 a "wonderful illustration of humanity's ability to endure and keep lifting the bar." 

On September 25, 2018, Kipchoge ran the Berlin Marathon in a world-record-breaking 2:01:09, slashing 30 seconds off his 2018 mark in the German city, where he had won gold at the Olympic Games twice. 

When asked about his motivations, he Despite his enormous professional success, the 37-year-old remains deeply committed to "the passion of sport and the inspiration that I am instilling in the next generation and the entire human family." 

In both text messages and social media, people seem to appreciate what I'm up to. That's why I get up and go for a run at the crack of dawn every day, observed, as he put it.


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