Nairobi, Jan. 25 -- The start of a new year is always marked with renewed optimism and hope for an improved 365 days than the last. It's also time spent looking for something or someone to give you the inspiration to face the next 12 months.

I was fortunate enough to have one such inspirational moment when I spent time with the greatest marathoner of all time, the one and only Eliud Kipchoge.

I met Eliud as part of Safaricom's tribute to him in the form of two murals we had commissioned to celebrate his achievements.

During this time, I was privileged to join him for a five-kilometre run at the Kaptagat training camp and was inspired by the humility, kindness and discipline shown by Eliud and his team.

This got me thinking about the l...