“How fast is fast enough to win a marathon?” asks ASICS, the sports footwear and clothing brand, who devised this great experiential stunt in the lead up to the ING New York marathon.
A video wall was installed, in a subway station in New York, that challenged people to race against Ryan Hall, a marathon runner from the USA. The 60 ft long video wall invites people to race Ryan, then after a ten second countdown you’re off as a running Ryan appears on the screen! Few were able to keep up, not that it’s surprising as apparently Ryan has a 6ft 10 stride! It is an interesting way to engage people in the upcoming marathon and to also reveal quite how fast those marathon runners go!