Celebrity athlete Gerald Anderson, the Philippines’ delegate to the recently concluded Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, was among the thousands who finished the race. Gerald finished strong with a time of 4 hours, 25 minutes, and 2 seconds.
Gerald, also the face of Skechers Performance’s Go Like Never Before campaign, has been training since late last year for his very first marathon. On his 42k finish, Gerald says “this is a goal that I really wanted to accomplish. My Skechers Go Run was incredibly responsive and comfortable to use. It propelled me to the finish line”.
Wearing the Skechers Performance GOrun Forza, Anderson set the track ablaze and in full performance. Winner of the of Competitor Magazine’s ‘Best Debut’ Spring 2016 award, the GOrun Forza features superior stability that comes with the signature Skechers GOrun comfort and a seamless minimal upper combined with a two part Resalyte® stabilized midsole for a true stability running experience.
On running in the GOrun Forza, Gerald adds, “Sobrang magaan ang shoes ko. It really helped me run far and strong. Hindi masakit yung paa ko. Sobrang comfortable.” This shoe also promotes a smooth heel to toe transition, delivers lightweight cushioning and added response —allowing Gerald to run smoothly for his first 42k.
Crossing the finish line was a shining moment for Gerald, but that feat did not come easy. Gerald shares more of his race experience and his near-breaking point in the 35th kilometer: “Nagpre-pray ako, Lord, please get me there. Tapos kinausap ko yung legs ko, please, ‘wag ka muna bumigay.”
In the finish marker, Gerald says: “Proud ako sa sarili ko na natapos ko, and nakarating ako sa finish line. Ang layo pa ng tinakbo namin. It’s really amazing.” On running with different people from all over the world, he adds: “Ibang klase iyong community, talagang nagtutulungan. Kahit naguunahan yung mga tao, nagtutulungan kami”.
Skechers Performance—a division of Skechers USA— has constantly innovated its running gear to keep athletes and fitness enthusiasts at the top of their game. It is the title sponsor of the 2017 Los Angeles Marathon which took place last March 19.
Established in 1986, the LA Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the United States with over 18,000 participants. This year, The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon’s Stadium to the Sea course saw runners race from Dodger Stadium across Los Angeles to a scenic finish just steps from the Santa Monica Pier.
Take a look at Gerald Anderson’s journey to the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon and learn more about Skechers Performance’s award-winning shoes and apparel by visiting www.skechers.com.ph, and following SkechersPerformancePH on Facebook and on Instagram.
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