Felix Korir

Emotional moment after tearful Colombian boy who was sitting in the stands, holding a peculiar card written in Swahili, begged for Kenyan jersey from athlete Felix Korir.

The boy had used modern technology to translate Spanish into Kiswahili. On the card, he wrote; ‘Habari, mimi ni mwanariadha na ningejivunia kuvaa shati ya Kenya katika mbio zangu, ungenipa?’ (Hello, I am an athlete and would be honoured to wear a Kenyan jersey during my races, are you willing to give me one?).

The card was so precious and unique, that brought out a huge shock and overwhelming smile from the Kenyan athlete, Felix Korir. He was so impressed by the boy’s creativity and uniqueness that he swiftly removed his top and handed it to the young one.

What followed was a warm embrace between the two athletics’ lovers followed by a flurry of thank you’s that filled the Pascual Guerrero Olympic Stadium. Even the mzungu lady couldn’t believe what she was witnessing.