A Call to All Runners Across the World: Show how life-changing running can be
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 24, 2019 08:55 PM
Be among the few who experience the transformative power of running.
There’s something about running that makes it truly life-changing. People who take up running never look back once they get into the habit, and are amazed at how it has enriched their lives.
Jules Aquino and Christine Balaguer are just among the few who have experienced the transformative power of running, and would like others to discover the same.
Jules is a fun-loving, all-around athlete and team captain of Adidas Runners Manila, a community of runners and urban athletes committed to personal growth, friendship, and the power of sports.
Ironically, Jules’ least favorite activity when he was younger was running. “Eventually, track & field became my main sport. In a sport that mostly celebrates individuals, I felt closer to my teammates then, than in any other sport. Being the athlete I am today has presented me many opportunities in the Philippines that I'm so grateful for. What's crazy is I’m more motivated to run more too,” he shares.
Christine, on the other hand, is a beauty queen finalist, dragon boat racing international champion, and an obstacle course racer who did not allow her hearing disability to become an impediment. In fact, nothing could stop her from pursuing her dreams. “I owe my strength and endurance to my love for running marathons and soccer.” Sports provides an outlet to release her frustrations, as well as a way to show the capabilities of the hearing impaired, she says.
The two runners shared their insights during the Ultraboost 19 Exclusive Trial Run and the Recode Running Festival, a work-run session held last March 16. They also invited followers to share their own running transformation stories. Five of the best stories were chosen and they were all able to take home a UB pair.
Jules and Christine also expressed their excitement with the release of the adidas Ultraboost 19, an entirely reimagined and redesigned version of the brand’s iconic leading performance running shoe. UB19 is 9x lighter and was created by adidas designers and product developers who worked with thousands of runners from around the world to address their demand for a simpler product with fewer pieces but equally high performance. It was designed with the recognition that running is changing, becoming younger and more democratic, and that it has now become a sociable sport rather than just something people do on their own.
UB 19 has four key components: Optimized BOOST, Torsion Spring, Primeknit 360 and 3D Heel Frame. Optimized BOOST provides 20% more BOOST in the midsole compared to the first-generation Adidas Ultraboost, for even more energy return. The Torsion Spring is a lightweight construction for enhanced support on landing and a snappy transition to propel runners forward. Primeknit 360 feels like a second skin, combining pure comfort with lightweight performance. Then, there is the Updated 3D Heel Frame, a stripped-back design that cradles the heel, bringing the perfect mix of adaptability and support.
You, too, can experience the transformative powers of running with UB19. With its revolutionary design that makes running a breeze, you’ll definitely enjoy the thrills that it brings.
The adidas UltraBOOST19 (Php 9,300) is now available in-store and on https://www.adidas.com.ph/ultraboost19. Follow the stories on social media by checking the hashtags: #ULTRABOOST #adidasRunnersManila #adidasph
Begin working on your running goals now with adidas Runners Manila and the new UltraBOOST 19. adidas runners Manila offers free running and training sessions every week. Be in the loop by joining the AR Manila Facebook Group.