A Real Cool (Pardon the Pun!) First Person Robby Andrews Story! By Jeff Benjamin-1/26


Robbie Andrews.jpegRobby Andrews filmed an adidas commercial in Iceland, here's the story!

A Real Cool (Pardon the Pun!) First Person Robby Andrews Story! By Jeff Benjamin-1/26

The cold weather here in the Northeast can be somewhat challenging for competitors, but certainly not for Robby Andrews.
Andrews, the 2017 USATF National 1500 Champ, had a unique experience in Iceland about a year ago.
Robby Andrew begins: "In March of 2017 I was asked by adidas if I would be willing to travel to Iceland, not for competition, but for a photo/video shoot!
Not often do you get the opportunity to travel to such a desirable location, and for a modeling shoot of all things! This came to me a week before my 26th birthday, and shortly after the 2017 indoor season: the perfect timing.
I first flew to Reykjavik (south part of the island), the nation's capital, and was then flown to Húsavík (the northern part of the island). Apparently, there was not enough snow in the south to capture the atmosphere the creatives were looking for. Makes no difference to me right? Luckily, I was modeling clothing for the winter 2017/18 collection. Meaning it was warm, the adidas CLIMAHEAT line.
I had three days of early morning shooting in the most desolate roads Iceland, and possibly the world, has to offer. The crew and staff surrounding me always put my needs and comfort first, something I could get used to. If there was ever a lull between run-throughs I was quickly swarmed with jackets and gloves to protect my body from the harsh conditions. Also, a trailer was close by with hot drinks and food, a reprieve from the snow storm that hit the site one day.
Fortunately, I had the easy job of running around, the crew had the hard job of making me look good. My shootings took place in the mornings.
This gave me time in the afternoon to do some exploring of Húsavík, a quaint town known for their whale watching. Iceland as a whole is proud of their small population and their breathtaking landscapes that attract people from all over the world.
Tourism has been driving their economy more than ever in recent years, and I would highly recommend anyone to take a visit. My only regret is that I did not have more time to explore more parts of the country. So thank you adidas for this unforgettable experience. "
Spoiler: the photos/videos came out incredible!
Robby added, " I will run the Wanamaker Mile next weekend at the Millrose Games. Following that I will run the 1500m at the USATF National Championships in Albuquerque NM.
I spent a month in Flagstaff AZ preparing for the altitude that I will face in Albuquerque, I hope it pays off."
FINAL LAP-Great Thx Robby Andrews for taking the time to share with us this adventure!
The adidas Commercial --posted below

Check out the cool commercial with Robbie Andrews, from his sponsor, adidas:

Climachill-Not made for normal

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