Make your dream a reality with Runtastic

Let me introduce myself: My name is Rodrigo Heredia and I’m from Brazil. I’d like to take this opportunity to share my Runtastic story with you.

Despite being overweight, living with all the difficulties associated with obesity and some prejudices imposed by the current society, I had a dream. In this dream, I was a skinny person, an athlete, specifically a triathlete.

Upon waking up, I realized it had all been a dream and I did not want to be awake! The sadness and disappointment washed over me and once again it was difficult to get out of bed, take a shower and go to work. That day, I could not concentrate on my activities at work – I was just thinking about my dream.

Embarrassed to talk to even my family and friends about my dream, I decided to change the game and turn myself into a high-performance athlete. I decided to develop a project aimed at improving my health, but especially at achieving my dream and showing the world that we can realize our dreams, even if they seem unattainable.

Von 157 kg auf 104 kg - Doch das war erst der Anfang!
That was just the beginning! 

In January, I was so big (around 160 kg / 345.4 lbs) and decided to start using Runtastic to help me during my activities. Now I’m 110 kg /242 lbs and I’ve participated in 3 runs so far – a 5k, a 10k and a marathon relay races with 35 min., 1 hour and 5 min. and 29 min. respectively.

I know that these times are not the best, but considering the distance covered, for me I’m already a winner. And this is just the beginning! I know I need to improve my times and performance to reach my final goal: to participate in a triathlon.

I would be honored to share my video with you, to show you how Runtastic, even unbeknownst to the company, contributed to getting me to where I am today.


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