Rhea Bullos, an 11-year-old track runner from the Philippines, went viral after competing in a local inter-school running event.
According to CBS Sports, Bullos earned three gold medals in the Iloilo Schools Sports Council Meet on December 9 in the 400-meter, 800-meter, and 1,500-meter events.
Bullos won her medals while running in plaster bandage “sneakers” she created herself. She used tape to cover her feet and drew a Nike logo on them.
In an interview with CNN Philippines, Bullos’ trainer expressed his pride in the athlete. “I’m glad she won. She worked hard to train. They only get tired when training because they don’t have shoes,” Valenzuela told the news outlet of Bullos and her teammates.
Bullos also wants to compete in the Palarong Pambansa and Southeast Asian Games, according to Valenzuela.