In Manila, Philippines, runners are now able to chase themselves — literally.
Nike, one of the world's largest suppliers of athletic wear, has built a pop-up arena track that allows runners to race against an LED avatar of themselves. This virtual race technology is being hailed as unique for its LED-based system and because it helps those engaged in it learn proper pacing.
On top of that, runners may become more motivated as the LED projection effectively makes running look way more fun than it actually is.
Nike has created an interactive track that allows you to race an LED ghost of yourself. pic.twitter.com/GWCDagz4Tc— Business Insider UK (@BIUK) May 18, 2017
On Twitter, users were all praise.
Some even asked Nike to build one in their hometowns.
Perhaps, if this technology starts popping up in other corners of the world, people will become more active as a result. With nearly one-third of the world population now struggling with obesity, that would be nice.