Brazilian Footballer Kaka To Make Marathon Debut In Berlin | Soccer Information
Former World Cup-winning footballer Kaka will make his debut on the Berlin Marathon.© AFP
Former World Cup-winning footballer Kaka will make his debut on the Berlin Marathon on Sunday, saying he was “simply as excited as I was earlier than soccer matches.” Kaka, who performed for Actual Madrid and AC Milan earlier than retiring in 2017, mentioned his father’s wrestle with Covid-19 had impressed him to run the marathon. “He was 45 days in hospital” Kaka mentioned on the Berlin marathon press convention on Friday. “Thankfully, he’s with us right now.” Kaka’s father and brother will participate within the “household expertise” of the marathon.
“He isn’t going to run, he is simply strolling, however we needed him on this expertise with us – it is extra of a household expertise.”
Kaka mentioned marathons had been significantly particular as sporting occasions as a result of amateurs can participate side-by-side with professionals.
“I am very excited… In fact, it is utterly totally different than these guys (pointing to the professionals), that is one thing that’s actually good in marathons.
“As an beginner athlete, I can run and be in the identical discipline because the professionals.
“That is one thing actually particular in marathons – afterwards I can say that the perfect one within the marathon ran this time, and on the similar time I used to be operating with him.”
Kaka mentioned he hoped for a time underneath 4 hours.
“I wish to run round 3 hours 40 minutes – if I really feel good perhaps I can do extra,” added the 2002 World Cup winner.
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