Former World Cup- winning footballer Kaka will make his debut at the Berlin Marathon on Sunday, saying he was” just as excited as I used to be before football matches.”
Kaka, who played for Real Madrid and AC Milan before retiring in 2017, said his father’s battle with Covid- 19 had inspired him to run the marathon.” He was 45 days in hospital” Kaka spoke at the Berlin marathon press conference on Friday.
” Fortunately, he’s with us today.” Kaka’s father and sibling will take part in the” family experience” of the marathon.” He is not going to run, he is just walking, but we wanted him in this experience with us it’s more of a blood experience.”
Kaka said marathons were particularly special as sporting events because amateurs can take part side- by- side with professionals.” I am very agitated. Of course, it’s fully different than those guys( pointing to the professionals), this is something that’s very good in marathons.
” As an nonprofessional athlete, I can run and be in the same field as the professionals. This is something genuinely special in marathons- latterly I can say that the best one in the marathon ran this time, and at the same time I was running with him.”
Kaka said he was hoping for a time under four hours.” I want to run around 3 hours 40 minutes- if I feel good perhaps I can do more,” added the 2002 World Cup winner.