Cattle Farmer Wins Boston Marathon

Exerpted from April 19, 2010 - Patriots Day

Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot won the 114th Boston race Monday, finishing in 2:05:52 to shatter by 82 seconds the course record set by four-time winner Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, who's not related. American Ryan Hall, who finished third last year, missed another spot on the podium by 2 seconds, but his time of 2:08:41 was the fastest ever for U.S. runner in Boston.

Cheruiyot, 21, surpassed the course record of 2:07:14 set in 2006 by his 31-year-old countryman. A farmer back home, he earned a bonus of $25,000 on top of the $150,000 -- and a golden olive wreath from the city of Marathon, Greece -- that goes the men's and women's champions.

"I am going to buy some cows," Cheruiyot said.

Crazy as a Cool Fox Commentary:
How humbling is that statement? All this man wants is some more cows for his farm. All material goods that most westerners want weren't even in his thoughts. He doesn't want a new car, new computer, new washing machine or air conditioner, his first thought was for more cows to sustain his way of life in Kenya. More power to him.

Well Mr. Cheruiyot buy all the cows you want. You earned it! Congratulations for winning the marathon and shattering the course record!

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zbsports said…
He is a great man. He runs with dignity no matter what position you are in the society. That cattle farmer is a very good runner. Hands up for him.

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