Friday, July 26, 2013

Adidas: King Of The Road 2013 Race Review


One of the two epic runs in my running calendar this July, the Adidas King Of The Road culminated last July 7, 2013 at where else but inside the country’s hottest and most popular running circuits the Bonifacio Global City. 

This arch welcomes more than 8,000 KOTR Runners...

Adidas King Of The Road or simply KOTR, is Adidas’s premier running event that covers several countries all over Asia. In the Philippines, KOTR garnered more than 8,000 runners covering distances of 16.8K, 10K and for the first time, it added another category which is the 10k relay which was participated by several school teams in Metro Manila.

about to give a high-five to my fellow barefoot runners...


Cruising the stretch of Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue with Voltron Visda


As for me, this year is my second KOTR and I’m quite happy because my result was a lot better compared to my last year’s KOTR. As expected, the routes were festively celebrated with colorful cheerers from different running groups and sponsors. I was personally uplifted by the cheers given to me by my running group Barefoot Running Philippines who cheered to all barefoot runners who participated that day. Along the race course, runners were able to get additional inspiration from running celebrities like Sam YG, Karylle, Ramon Bautista, Isabelle Daza, Erwan Heusaff and Rovilson Fernandez.

Sam YG with his signature pose...

Isabelle Daza Preparing for another triathlon event...

One evidence that the running community here in the country is progressing every year is the immersing new breed of Elite runners. This Year, the throne given to the defending champion Eduardo Buenavista and the new Queen of the Road Champ is May Joy Tabal dethroning last year’s champ, Mary Grace delos Santos, by just 2 minutes. Both King and Queen of the Road were awarded P25,000 as cash prizes on top of other prizes courtesy of sponsors. The new King and Queen of the Road will represent the Philippines  in the KOTR South East Asia which will be held in Malaysia this October.

The King and Queen of KOTR 2013...

For the international category, the winners were Josphat KIptanui with a running time of 51 minutes and 41 seconds and Joan Aiyabei with a running time of 1 hour 5minutes and 12 seconds. 

The 2013 KOTR gave way also in introducing the latest technology from Adidas which is the BOOSTS. A state of the art technology that provides the highest energy return cushioning in adidas running shoes. BOOSTS was launched by Adidas earlier this year and is now available in all Adidas sport shops and other sports retail outlets all over the country.

check out the newest technology, the new adidas BOOSTS...

You can check out the official result of this year’s KOTR at to www.proactive.ph. And for more information about Adidas you go to their official FB page at www.facebook.com/adidas.

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