Kenyan Olympic champion gifts uncle who raised her since she was two a house

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.

Kenyan Olympic champion gifts uncle who raised her since she was two a house

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.”

Kenyan Olympic champion gifts uncle who raised her since she was two a house

Chepchirchir had in a past interview revealed how athletics changed her life and that of her family.

Kenyan Olympic champion gifts uncle who raised her since she was two a house

She said; 

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.”

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