Adidas Faster than… 12-year old go-karter Lewis England


By Scott Grayston

To celebrate the launch of the adidas Faster Than campaign,  I was lucky enough to to try out the new lightweight SL20 adidas design running trainers that are created for explosive moments and enduring speed.

After we were given some words of advice and running tips from adidas’ marathon master captain Lee Ryan, we took to the track at the Dubai Autodrome that had been personally booked out just for us to take part in a FASTERCLASS. Ryan was portraying the feeling that running is all about finding your best and avoiding making excuses for not exercising and getting faster. The feeling of self-improvement is what we should all be aiming to achieve.

After a warm-up, we put the new SL20 trainers to the test as we did a 100m race against 12 year old Australian go-kart racer Lewis England as he slalomed between cones and we sprinted. England has been karting since he was six and currently competes in the Al Ain Rotax Series where he has won races in Oman and Abu Dhabi.

I was racing alongside Niall McCague from Sport360 and we both managed to beat the young racer but then they got rid of some of the cones and he stormed past us! It was brilliant fun and was great to try out these new stylish trainers that are a unique design to the adidas UltraBoosts that I usually run in. They are an impressive addition to the adidas collection and I highly recommend you use them for any type of fast-paced race up to 10km.

Heres some information about the SL20

When your running shoes are comfortable, you don’t think about your feet. You think about going a little farther. Or a little faster. You’re free to push yourself in these adidas running shoes. The mesh upper is breathable and supportive. Cushioning in the midsole is light enough for explosive speed and responsive enough for total comfort. 3-Stripes inspired by Japanese calligraphy make them look extra speedy.

  • Comfortable running shoes with lightweight cushioning.
  • Regular fit
  • Lace closure
  • Mesh upper
  • Running shoes for training
  • Lightstrike cushioning
  • Weight: 230 g (size UK 8.5)
  • Midsole drop: 10 mm (heel 24 mm / forefoot 14 mm)
  • Continental™ Rubber outsole

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