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German Student’s Adidas Commercial Perfectly Captures the Spirit of Running

An incredibly moving spec commercial that demonstrates how running never truly leaves us nor can it be taken away.

German student director Eugen Merher created this moving spec commercial titled “Break Free,” that perfectly captures the spirit of running. In less than a couple minutes and no dialogue, the commercial tells a story about a former marathon runner whose body and soul are decaying in a retirement home, until he finds an old pair of Adidas. The end will certainly have you cheering.

Merher, a 26-year-old student at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, told The Huffington Post that he tried sending it to Adidas’ communications department, but hasn’t heard back.

For now, it’s a feel-good message about how running can never be taken away from us.