This is the viral video of a guy who accepted the challenge to walk 8 kilometers in heels from Ortigas to Ayala. Youtube user Mark E published a video on November 3,2014 about the walking challenge.
In the video the videographer challenged several men to walk from Ortigas to Ayala for P500. Many agreed to do the task however, when the videographer told that they would walk that long wearing high heel, they all backed out except for one guy. The guy I supposed is Mark E since he used as profile image the photo of the guy who accepted the challenge.
Before the walkathon challenge started the guy purchased heels that fits him in Payless Shoe store (based on the paperbag). Outside the store he replaced his sneakers with the new heels, and the 8 Km walkathon begins.
Near Buendia, he told that he still feels Okay though his ankle is already a bit sore. In the video his toes started to have some bruises.
The videographer captured instances where the guy had hard time going down the stairs. At some point, he was filmed while pushing a fishball cart.
Watch the viral video below:
The guy was able to complete the challenge. When asked if the P500 is worth it, he told that it should be P1000. But then he seemed happy with it.
One of the youtube commenter asked the purpose of the video. He replied that it’s about experiencing “female stuff” in a man’s perspective.
Lots of commenters gave positive remarks with what the guy did in the video. As of the writing this 3 minute 20 seconds video already have 13000 views, 87 likes, and 44 warm remarks. It was also featured in several news reports. On November 10,2014 it was seen on TV5’s Aksyon sa Umaga. On November 12,2014 it was seen on Tiis Ganda segment in 24Oras and in State of the Nation with Jesica Soho.
Based on research walking offers lots of health benefits to the one doing it; it can lower the risk of heart disease, it can tone down legs, improves balance, improve cardio and lung fitness, and many more. Aside from all the benefits sometimes you can also earn P500 in just two hours by doing an 8Km walk challenge.
How about you? If given a chance, would you accept the challenge? As for me, why not?
*Video credits to Mark E of Youtube.