An 11-year-old girl in the Philippines has become a living legend after her monumental run with knockoff Nikes. Rhea Bullos won three gold medals at the Iloilo School Sports Council Meet despite not having any shoes. She won in the 400, 800, and 1500 meter competitions with just some plaster bandages on her feet, according to CBS Sports. Bullos added the Nike logo on her bandages to flair up her feet. The knockoff was a hit on social media after Predirick B. Valenzuela posted pictures of the girl on Facebook.
Some people commented that the girl should be sponsored by Nike or at least get a free pair of shoes. Some even joked that she should be careful because Nike might steal her design. But mostly, they were thrilled for the girl and called her an inspiration.
“This is by far the best thing I have seen today!” one commenter said. “This girl is truly an inspiration and has defiantly warmed my heart. From the look of it she was unable to afford runners but she turned it into a positive and won!! Go girl.”
Bullos’ story went viral and reached Jeff Cariaso, the head coach of Alaska Aces, a professional basketball team in the Philippines. Cariaso asked the public to give him info on how to contact her.
The internet did its thing and the two were able to connect. Cariaso informed the public on social media that he spoke with Rhea Bullos and thanked those who helped him reach her.
Hopefully, she’ll get some free shoes out of this because with shoes she’ll be impossible to stop.