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    Wednesday, November 9, 2011

    Adidas King of The Road 2011 Winners and Other Happenings on The Race, Celebrities and Others

    The Adidas King of The Road 2011 has already reached its conclusion last October 23, 2011 at the Bonifacio Global City grounds.

    The recently conluded KOTR had several participants that came from different walks of life. Some even came from Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, and Indonesia. Even the very busy artists in the Showbiz industry graced the event. Together, they all vied for the right to be called the "adidas Southeast Asia King of the Road 2011’ crown winner." That's how big time the KOTR event was and that's a testament, that indeed, with Adidas, "Impossible is really Nothing." They can really enjoin all running enthusiast in one big event.

    The participants for the respective running categories (5K, 16.8k and 21k) came to the venue as early as 4:00 a.m. just to prepare themselves for the 5:00 a.m. first gun start. The race day was perfect and the race route was well planned. Adidas really planned this year's KOTR to be memorable on the part of the runners/participants.

    For more info, here are the other happenings in the KOTR 2011 including the winners in the respective categories:

    Celebrities who made personal breakthroughs in this race are Robi Domingo, Rich Hardin, and Karylle . Even Iza Calzado, Will DeVaughn, Kim Atienza, and Rovilson Fernandez went all in with at the adidas King of the Road race. 
    The 16.8K category is the most distinctive signature distance this year as winners from the previous legs in Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia were flown in to represent their countries. 
    Taking home the King of the Road 2011 crowns are I Gusti Gede Karang Asem with a running time of 57:58 and Mary Joy Tabal with a runnning time of 1:04:44 for our 16.8K Southeast Asian  winners, David Mutai with a running time of 54:41 and Esthar Karimi with a running time of 1:02:07 for the 16.8K Open Category; John Philip Duenas with a running time of 54:41 for the 16.8K Closed Category; Kimbert Sarmiento  with a running time of 15:59 for the 5K Category; and Frederick Mwingirwa Mathiu with a running time of 1:10:12 for the 21K Category.

    With the availability of premium running products and training platforms, adidas provides runners with the tools needed for a better run—whether it’s finishing the first marathon or breaking a personal best. From the adiNation of Runners, a running community formed to help motivate and train running enthusiasts to train together on a weekly basis; to the launch of the adidas miCoach virtual training system, nothing else gets a runner more prepared for a race than adidas. Race analysis and photos will be made available 3 weeks after the race day at www.runrio.com. For more information and updates, participants may continuously check www.adidaskingoftheroad.com or visit www.facebook.com/adidasPhilippines.

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