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|The joy of AR Saigon’s member when reaching the finish line|
On May 5, AR Saigon, the international running community, organised the Test Run 21.1 km for the first time at Vista Verde District 2 with the participation of more than 150 runners. The event was a great success and received high appreciation from the running community in Ho Chi Minh City.
Test Run 21.1km is a long distance running event with the running track about 21.1 km (13,1094 miles) – the distance of a haft marathon. This is the distance that requires trainnig as well as technical and physical factors from runners who are usually professional athletes and experienced runners.
Before organising the activity, adidas Runners Saigon has prepared all necessary skills and knowledge for members. From January 2019, coaches of adidas Runners Saigon began planning individual training for each member’s condition and goals. In addition, AR Saigon also accompanied with members in each training session, given specific instructions about technical skills, exercise methods as well as nutrition.
According to coach Chi Hung, Test Run 21.1km will be a valuable experience for all runners, challenges them with a new distance, helps them explore their limits and prepare for upcoming professional races. “Test Run 21.1km is one of the two most challenging distance that every runner wants to conquer but it also has exceptionally higher requirements for runners than any other running distance,” coach Chi Hung said.
“By organsing Test Run 21.1, members of adidas Runners Saigon has shown their outstanding improvement just after 6 months training with adidas Runners Saigon. We hope that Test Run 21.1km can become a regularly-held event.”
|Xuan Diu (on the right) – member of AR Saigon, reached the finish line as first-prize winner of Female|
Xuan Diu – first-prize winner of the race shared that she joined adidas Runners Saigon with the original aim of improving her physical strength. Through time, with the enthusiastic help of supervisors and coaches, she has made a great progress and gradually achieved her dream distances.
“Joining AR Saigon gives me the chance to gain lots of knowledge as well as practice exclusive exercises for running. I love my AR shirt. I hope that it can witness my even higher results in upcoming races,” said Xuan Diu.
Members of adidas Runners not only practice together but also share the joy of training to defeat challenges and achieve higher results. Conquering a challenge on the race is not only an achievement in running but also a limit-breakthrough in the runner’s life.
Let’s throw back to some moments of adidas Runners Saigon in Test Run 21.1km.
|Coaches of AR Saigon are instructing members in warm-up session|
|Supevisor Tieu Phuong leading the team as pacer sub 2:00|
Model Kim Nhung participated in Test Run 21.1km and finished before the cut-off
|Core-team members celebrating after helping other members finish the 21.1km run|