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How Ruto canvassed for ‘racing’ tips from world beater Obiri

Deputy President William Ruto says he is keen on getting some vital tips on how to win races from World Cross Country champion Hellen Obiri.

The President William Ruto’s race is, however, clearly a political one.

Ruto made the remarks when he hosted the triumphant Kenyan team to the 2019 World Cross Country Championship in Denmark at his official residence in Nairobi.

“Winning a race is not easy and I will have a word with Obiri on how to win a race while leading all through. You know we are all involved in races in our daily lives and such advice is important,” Ruto said.

BONUSES 

The DP also assured the Kenyan athletes that all their outstanding allowances and bonuses, totaling Sh234 million, will be paid in full.

Obiri, who is the reigning Olympics 5,000m champions, easily won gold the 10km senior women race at the 2019 World Cross Country Championship in Denmark last weekend.

“We prepared well but only for a normal cross country race and not what we faced Moesgaard Museum grounds,” Obiri said.