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11-year-old runner who wore makeshift 'Nikes' catches the attention of Titan co-founder Jeffrey Cariaso

The 11-year-old elementary student who wore makeshift "Nikes" during a school meet didn't just earn praise from netizens — she also caught the attention of Jeffrey Cariaso.

The Titan co-founder and Alaska Aces head coach went on a social media head hunt after seeing the unbelievable feat of Rhea Bullos, who won three golds during the meet without proper shoes.

READ: 11-year-old from Iloilo wears makeshift ‘Nikes,’ wins 3 golds at school meet




"Help me connect with her please," he requested in a tweet.

One Joshua Enriquez replied to Cariaso, saying that he was directly in touch with Rhea.

In his next tweet, Cariaso said he was able to speak with Rhea and her adviser.




"Thanks for the post. I was able to speak to Rhea and her adviser this morning. Thanks to those  who messaged me also with her contact number," he said.

Rhea, who studies at the Salvacion Elementary School in Iloilo, bagged the top awards in the 400-meter dash, the 800-meter run and the 1500-meter run for elementary girls at the Iloilo Schools Sports Council Meet.

Her trainer Predirick B. Valenzuela told GMA News Online that Bullos' makeshift "shoes" were made of plaster bandage.

—JCB, GMA News

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