Kaka, who performed for Real Madrid and AC Milan earlier than retiring in 2017, mentioned his father’s battle with Covid-19 had impressed him to run the marathon.
“He was 45 days in hospital” Kaka mentioned on the Berlin marathon press convention on Friday.
“Thankfully, he’s with us immediately.”
Kaka’s father and brother will participate within the “household expertise” of the marathon.
“He isn’t going to run, he is simply strolling, however we needed him on this expertise with us – it is extra of a household expertise.”
Kaka mentioned marathons had been significantly particular as sporting occasions as a result of amateurs can participate side-by-side with professionals.
“I am very excited… In fact, it is utterly totally different than these guys (pointing to the professionals), that is one thing that’s actually good in marathons.
“As an newbie athlete, I can run and be in the identical subject because the professionals.
“That is one thing actually particular in marathons – afterwards I can say that one of the best one within the marathon ran this time, and on the similar time I used to be operating with him.”
Kaka mentioned he hoped for a time underneath 4 hours.
“I need to run round 3 hours 40 minutes – if I really feel good possibly I can do extra,” added the 2002 World Cup winner.