So they gathered us down at Shanghai Stadium at 5:30 on Wednesday. 16 different teams from across Greater China. Nike retail staff, sales, marketing, merchandising and operations staff, all flown to Shanghai (or already living here) for the showdown.
Here’s my team, #naturalbornrunners
Tracy, Joanne, me and Shaun.
The competitions were like this:
1. 5 legged race 50 meters up and back. We did ok in this race, finishing sixth as we had trouble with the turn.
2. Relay Race. First person drinks a beer, then sprints 50 meters. Second person drinks a beer (or in my case Coke), carries person 1 back to the starting line piggy back style 50 meters. First person picks up third person wheelbarrow style and goes 50 meters back. Tags the last person, and the last person drinks a beer, sprints 50 meters with the parachute to the finish. Again, we weren’t great, right in the middle so it would come down to the last race . ..
3. 2 minutes of hell. That’s it. 2 minutes. 50 meters interval sprints back and forth. However many laps you do, that’s what gets counted. Get down and touch to cones. And we beasted this one (relatively speaking) with our count being 14, 13, 13, 13. And finishing 4th overall.
So after a tiebreaker (three teams tied for 6th so they have a final run off they started announcing the teams and we were … fifth!
Here is us celebrating with two other teams which made the finals the Guangzhou Brand experience store team and the North Marketing team
and then the entire 6 teams
They haven’t announced the next challenge yet, but its going to be difficult to make the last 3. But we’re going to try our hardest.