Kenyan Olympic champion, Peres Chepchirchir has gifted her uncle David Barno who raised her since she was 2-years-old a house.
Chepchirchir who gifted her uncle and his wife a house in a ceremony attended by friends and family as well as neighbours, won the 2020 Olympics marathon and holds the current world record for the women’s half-marathon.
Thanking her uncle for his contribution in her life, she said;
“Thanks to my uncle for taking care of me since I was two years old, this is for you. Thank you God for such a blessing.”
Chepchirchir had in a past interview revealed how athletics changed her life and that of her family.
“I lost my mother when I was two years old. My father had three wives and my mother was the second.
“We are 24 siblings and that is why I decided to work hard because we had very little resources at home. Life was not that easy. Small scale farming was the only source of income.”