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Gerald Anderson Tells All About His First Marathon

After a successful stint at the recent Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon (2017), celebrity athlete Gerald Anderson is back in the country to tell the tale of his run. Wearing the Skechers Go Run, Gerald clocked in a finish time of 4 hours, 25 minutes, and 2 seconds.

Gerald's Anderson's Race Journey in Photos and Videos

Gerald Anderson post training a day before the big race

Gerald Anderson at the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon posting at the photo wall; getting excited to get his race kit

Gerald Anderson posing with last year’s winner of the Skechers Los Angeles Marathon, 
Weldon Kiriu

Gerald Anderson posing with fellow Skechers delegates from across the globe

Gerald Anderson being interviewed by ABSCBN correspondent in Los Angeles

L-R: Skechers USA CFO, David Weinberg, Gerald Anderson, 
and Skechers Performance Marketing Manager, Jeffrey Weinberg

Gerald Anderson being interviewed post race at the Skechers Los Angeles Marathon 
right after he finished the 42K

Video: Gerald Anderson being emotional right after he receives his medal for finishing the 42K

Video: Gerald Anderson getting caught up in the moment and can’t believe he finished 42K

Video: Gerald Anderson finishes the 42K marathon 

Gerald Anderson holds medal after finishing the marathon.

Gerald Anderson holds medal after finishing the marathon.

Gerald Anderson giving a post-race interview.

Gerald Anderson was the Philippines’ bet at the  
Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon.

Gerald Anderson poses with fans.

Gerald Anderson is all smiles after his first marathon

Gerald Anderson right after he crossed the finish line. (Photo by Sthanlee B. Mirador, Star Studio)

Gerald Anderson right after he crossed the finish line. (Photo by Sthanlee B. Mirador, Star Studio)

 Video: Gerald Anderson thanks all supporters, says Skechers is the best. 

Running Partner

Gerald adds that his Skechers Go Run was instrumental in his race, “kung hindi yan ang sapatos na sinuot ko, hindi ako makakarating sa finish line or mas mabagal yung oras ko kasi yung buong body ko sinasabi na ayaw na, yung legs ko sobrang sakit na,  pero yung paa ko okay na okay siya parang kakasimula ko palang."

When asked about what other sports he did before running long distance, Gerald names basketball as his first sport, but quickly pointing out that inspiring people—male and female fans alike— through basketball might be challenging. Running, on the other hand, is a more relatable sport wherein one only needs a quality pair of shoes. “(in) running, you just need a good pair of Skechers shoes tapos tumakbo lang kayo, ganoon ka-simple”. Furthermore, Gerald says: “ I challenge anyone, just go the (Skechers) store, i-suot niyo, i-feel niyo lang  yung comfort ng shoes. Walk around the store, and I promise, sobrang kumportable niya.”

Skechers Relaxed Fit Harper Olney - P4295

Skechers OG 85 Early Grab - P3495 

Skechers OG 85 Early Grab - P3495

Skechers Go Walk 3- P3495

Skechers Go Walk 3- P3495

Skechers Go Flex - P3590

Skechers Go Flex - P3590

Skechers Go Walk  3 with Fitknit - P3795

Skechers Go Walk 3 with Fitknit - P3795

Skechers Relaxed Fit Elvino - P3695

Skechers Relaxed Fit Elvino - P3695 

Skechers Go Vulc Tour - P2995

Skechers Go Vulc Tour - P2995

Footwear on and off the track

“Ang suggestion ko dapat hindi lang isang pair of Skechers ang meron (ka), maybe 3 pairs?" 

Skechers has different styles.On days off from training, Gerald can be seen rocking the new pairs from the Skechers Lifestyle collection. He complements his casual style with comfy and stylish shoes from the brand.

“Kung ano man ang lifestyle mo, sigurado ako maganda ang Skechers.”

He adds that other shoes may claim to be the best in running or the most popular, but with “Skechers, It’s really different.”

 “Lahat naman tayo na-experience natin yung lakad ng lakad, ako, aaminin ko mahilig ako maglakad. Lakad kami ng lakad noong nasa LA kami and kung hindi ‘yong comfort ng Skechers ang suot ko, hindi ko magagawa lahat ‘yon.”

Gerald shares as he points to his new Skechers Lifestyle pair. Skechers Performance—a division of Skechers USA— is continuously innovating its running gear to keep athletes and fitness enthusiasts at the top of their game.  It was the title sponsor of the 2017 Los Angeles Marathon which took place last March 19. 

Skechers Performance

On his victory party, Gerald shares his exciting marathon story, starting off with his running experience and his hard-earned finish. He describes his grueling run as an ultimate test of physical and mental endurance, recounting moments where he believed his legs would give in but he persevered, inspiring all to rise above the challenge and to “stay positive, challenge and push yourself as I have experienced in the marathon.”

Gerald ran his first marathon wearing the Skechers Go Run. The award-winning Go Run collection is equipped with the 5GEN cushioning technology for impact protection and response. GO Run shoes also feature the signature Skechers’ midfoot strike technology which propels runners to run faster, smoother, and stronger by reducing ground contact time and effectively promoting efficiency in each stride.

But the whole race, as in 42k, wala akong naramdaman na pain sa paa ko, hindi ako iniwan ng footwear ko. I feel so comfortable sa sapatos ko” How to love the sport.

As the new face of the Skechers Performance “Go Like Never Before” campaign, Gerald has had his fair share of smooth running and even effortless walking with various Skechers footwear. 

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, and following SkechersPerformancePH on Facebook and on Instagram. 

Visit Skechers Performance stores located at Glorietta 2, Trinoma, SM North Edsa -The Annex, Ayala 30th, Robinsons Galleria, Gateway Mall, Market Market, Robinsons Place Manila,  Lucky Chinatown, SM Mall of Asia, Alabang Town Center,  Festival Mall, SM Southmall, SM Bacoor, Robinsons Gen. Trias, SM Dasmarinas, SM Lipa, SM Fairview, Ayala Fairview Terraces, SM Clark, SM Pampanga, Marquee Mall, SM Cabanatuan, Robinsons Place Ilocos,  Ayala Malls Legazpi,  Ayala Center Cebu, SM City Cebu, SM Seaside Cebu, SM Bacolod, SM Iloilo, SM Davao, Abreeza Mall, Gaisano Mall, LimKetKai Mall, and Centrio Mall.

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