Brazilian Footballer Kaka To Make Marathon Debut In Berlin

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, stated his father’s wrestle with Covid-19 had impressed him to run the marathon. “He was 45 days in hospital” Kaka stated on the Berlin marathon press convention on Friday. “Luckily, he’s with us as we speak.” 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 wished him on this expertise with us – it is extra of a household expertise.”

Kaka stated marathons had been notably particular as sporting occasions as a result of amateurs can participate side-by-side with professionals.

“I am very excited… After all, it is fully completely different than these guys (pointing to the professionals), that is one thing that’s actually good in marathons.

“As an novice athlete, I can run and be in the identical subject because the professionals.

“That is one thing actually particular in marathons – afterwards I can say that the most effective one within the marathon ran this time, and on the identical time I used to be operating with him.”

Kaka stated he hoped for a time beneath 4 hours.


“I need to run round 3 hours 40 minutes – if I really feel good possibly I can do extra,” added the 2002 World Cup winner.

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