Raffy T. Uytiepo
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Pretenders to the throne
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - April 2, 2024 - 12:00am
Usian Bolt’s world records in the 100m and 200m will soon be a thing of the past. 
Road to Paris
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - March 19, 2024 - 12:00am
Nesty Petecio, Tokyo Olympics silver medalist, secured a ticket to the Paris Olympics when she beat Esrayildez Kahraman of Turkey, while compatriot Aira Villegas won a unanimous decision over Bulgarian Zlatislava...
Sad day for phl boxing
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - February 27, 2024 - 12:00am
It was a sad week for the Philippines as two of our boxers failed in their bids to bring glory to the country. Former world titlist Jonas “Zorro” Sultan was knocked out in the first round by Japanese...
Athlete Musician (First of 2 parts)
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - December 5, 2023 - 12:00am
Here’s a list of athletes who are also musicians.
Mexico Marathon disqualifies 11,000 runners
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - September 12, 2023 - 12:00am
This is one for the books. Around 11,000 runners were disqualified in the other week’s Mexico Marathon after they were caught cheating by cutting out sections of the race.
World’s no 2 pole vaulter
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - July 29, 2023 - 12:00am
The Philippines Ej Obiena is now the world’s No.2 in the men’s pole vault rankings.
Athletes we lost in 2022
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - January 9, 2023 - 10:39pm
Here’s a list of athletes and other celebrities that we lost last year.
World Athletics Championship
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - July 19, 2022 - 12:00am
U.S marathon record holder Kiera D’ Amato was named to Team USA to the World Athletics Championship set July 18 in Eugene, Oregon, replacing Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Molly Seidel.
Sporty Presidents
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - December 7, 2021 - 12:00am
If US presidents past and present were to play in the Olympics tomorrow, what sports do you think they will be suiting into?
New marathon kings
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - October 5, 2021 - 12:00am
The Kenyans have dominated the marathon for quite some time but it seems it won’t be long before new kings of the road are proclaimed.
Hasta la vista Sir Dodong
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - March 2, 2021 - 12:00am
After I wrote on the demise of Jack Jakosalem in my last column, I promised not to write on my dead friends for a while as I’m starting to be depressed myself.
Don’t mess with runners
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - February 23, 2021 - 12:00am
In the late 1960s, a small- time teenage crook was going from car to car in a quiet Chicago residential road looking for a vehicle to steal.
Gone too fast
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - February 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Micheal Jackson’s “Gone Too Soon” has become the favorite song during funerals.
Vietnam on my mind
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - February 9, 2021 - 12:00am
In 2015, I visited Hanoi en route to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon).
Collision course
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - February 2, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s too early to conclude but it looks like it’s gonna be the Los Angeles Lakers against the Brooklyn Nets for this year’s NBA crown.
Still no marathons
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - January 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Not contented with bringing sports to a standstill last year, Covid 19 continues to wreak havoc this year.
It’s now or never
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - January 19, 2021 - 12:00am
“It’s Now or Never” is my favorite Elvis song. I never miss singing this Italian classic “O Sole Mio” in my Elvis gigs.
One legged triathlete – part 2
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - August 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Two months after his successful surgical procedure to insert a steel brace on his fractured wrists, Rudy Fernandez was back on the road again.
Beating world-class runners
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - July 28, 2020 - 12:00am
The final year of the PAL Manila International Marathon was held on January 19, 1997.
Homecourt Advantage
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - July 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The host country always enjoy home court advantage, they can also dictate events they believe could deliver the medals or even the overall crown for them.
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