Rohit Sharma, Dipika Pallikal among top stars for #Hometeamhero challenge

Dipika Pallikal
Squash player Dipika Pallikal. File photo: IANS

New Delhi: Top Indian athletes, including the likes of Rohit Sharma, Dipika Pallikal, Hima Das, Nikhat Zareen, Manpreet Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Simranjit Kaur and Mirabai Chanu have come together to participate in world's largest virtual sports event.

The #Hometeamhero challenge is a sporting event for the world's athletes and creators to unite and help make a difference by dedicating their workouts to the community heroes who keep the world's essential services moving.

The challenge will be live from May 29 to June 7. For every hour of activity logged on the apps, adidas will donate one dollar to WHO COVID-19 Relief Fund, on the participants' behalf. One can simply participate by downloading the adidas Running or adidas Training app(s) and log in their activities.

As part of the campaign, a series of specially curated challenges will be live within adidas' Running & Training apps. Athletes have urged the masses to sign up and join them to participate in this ultimate donation relay, which aims to raise $1 million for the WHO COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Excited about the launch of the challenge, Rohit said, "This is the time for all of us to come together as one team and show our appreciation for the front liners who have been keeping our services moving."

Rohit Sharma. File photo

"I'm so happy that sports gives us the opportunity to unite and I encourage everyone to come forward and actively participate in the adidas #Hometeamhero challenge".

To bring together people from all walks of life, the challenge is built on the collaboration between multiple activity tracking apps like – Garmin, Zwift, Polar and Suunto where people can connect their regular workouts to adidas' apps to contribute towards this cause.

A number of activities are included - cycling, walking, strength training, aerobics, treadmill, soccer, basketball, boxing and tennis, to name a few.

Sign-up for #Hometeamhero challenge via:

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