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. 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."The post Kenyan Olympic champion gifts uncle who raised her since she was two a house appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.