Soleus Running Dance Fest: Sabor Latino 100% with William Flores

February 4, 2017 l SM Mall of Asia

Photos courtesy of Reggie Cruz/Running Photographers.

Peruvian international dance sensation William Flores was in Manila for a series of master classes and workshops, and to grace the Soleus Running Dance Fest on February 4.

Flores led 1,500 participants in a 90-minute power-packed dance session called “Sabor Latino 100%”. The session followed the 5K, 10K, and 21K run events.

Sabor Latino 100% is Flores’ brainchild, a combination of the some of the many dance disciplines he learned since he was 15—cumbia, a folkloric rhythm-and-dance from Colombia; reggaeton, a Puerto Rican dance influenced by hip hop, Latin American and Caribbean music. These dances incorporate the grace of ballet, the expressive style of modern dance, jazz, hip-hop, Cuban salsa, and the merengue from the Dominican Republic.

“Dancing is my life. If you like something, you will work for it. I worked 24 hours perfecting my brand of dance. This is my passion,” Flores said.

Judith Staples, Soleus marketing manager; Eric “Eruption” Tai, former member of the Philippine Volcanoes, Prince Paltu-Ob and Madelle Paltu-Ob, professional Zumba instructors were among those who shared the stage with William Flores and gamely showed off their dancing prowess.

Prior to the Soleus Running Dance Fest, Flores was introduced in a press conference as Soleus’ first ever “Dance Athlete”. The occasion is “an incredibly exciting time for Soleus” as the global watchmaker expands to launch a series of fitness devices this 2017, said Staples. The devices include a range of features such as step counters and heart-rate monitors.

“At Soleus, we create a world where people activate passion and build community in their lives through their sport by making stylish, easy-to-use timing and fitness devices so people can be more joyful in the moment while they work out,” said Staples.

Flores is on an Asian tour that includes SIngapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Nepal, and Indonesia.

Check out William Flores’ videos by subscribing to his channel www.youtube.com/user/williamfloresTV.

top finishers

FEMALE

5k

22:33

Silamie Apolistar

24:33

Mirasol Merto

26:46

Anna Hababag

10K

41:40

Susan Jemutan

44:22

Jocelyn Elijeran

47:40

Janeth Lumidao

21K

1:43:21

Edna Agoo

1:56:13

Pearl Abara

1:58:20

Andrei Enriquez

MALE

5k

17:11

Jomar Angus

17:31

Mark Vilog

18:00

Abraham Missos

10K

33:42

Lel Kipchirchir

38:10

Jun Fahudillo

38:39

Alexandro Lociano Jr.

21K

1:21:27

Keith Arellano

1:22:50

Jade Arevalo

1:23:29

Gerald Bernal




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