— Reebok (@Reebok) February 29, 2016
Reebok is offering a $50,000 incentive (for charity) to anybody from a particular group who can run one-mile in 10 minutes or less. The group is so exclusive that it only has seven remaining people; those eligible to run for president of the United States.
The footwear and apparel manufacturer is offering $50,000 to a health-related charity of their choice. So far, it seems that presidential candidates have been too busy to take up Reebok’s offer and have instead focused on a different kind of race, the presidential kind rather than the running kind.
“What will the next crop of presidential hopefuls bring to the most powerful job in the free world?” reads the Reebok statement. “We’re hoping whatever it is it includes lots of sweat.”
Current presidential candidates including Bernie Sanders, Hilary Clinton, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, and Ben Carson. According to Reebok, none of the seven candidates have expressed interest in the midst of their busy schedules.
According to the Washington Times, Rubio claims he is the “fastest person running for president,” adding that he was a football player in college.
Though Sanders was standout track star in high school, the 74-year-old may not be the most suitable candidate to break 10:00 in the mile these days.
See Sanders discuss his track background below:
Former president Bill Clinton was an avid runner while serving his presidency, routinely being photographed in short shorts and retro jogging attire. Photos of said attire can be found here.