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Gate crashers
by Raffy Uytiepo - November 30, 2021 - 12:00am
The Kenyan runners dominated the marathon for a long time until  the Ethiopians come along, However the Ugandans served notice that they want to join the party and even crashed on several major running eve...
New York City marathon
by Raffy Uytiepo - November 16, 2021 - 12:00am
The New York City Marathon was back on the streets last November 7 after being scrapped last year due to the panans and womens divisions.
Sayonara Yuka
by Raffy Uytiepo - November 9, 2021 - 12:00am
In a previous column, I wrote the country’s loss of GM Wesley So who migrated to the United States and became an American citizen.
Ethiopian breaks 21K record
by Raffy Uytiepo - November 2, 2021 - 12:00am
Letesentbet Gidey of Ethiopia continued the charge to dislodge the Kenyan’s domination of the marathon,in the process setting a new world record in the Valencia Half Marathon in Spain.
World record holder killed
by Raffy Uytiepo - October 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Kenyan’s rising long distance runner Agnes Tirop was murdered last October 13, 2021 allegedly by her husband Ibrahim Rotich in her home.
Kenyans still the kings
by Raffy Uytiepo - October 19, 2021 - 12:00am
In my last column, I wrote that the Ethiopian runners are on track to unseat the Kenyans as the new kings of the road.
History repeats
by Raffy Uytiepo - October 12, 2021 - 12:00am
Cuban Yordenis Ugas was a last minute replacement to fight Manny Pacquiao when Errol Spence begged off due to an eye injury.
Wilt almost didn’t score 100
by Raffy Uytiepo - September 28, 2021 - 12:00am
On March 2, 1962 in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a single night. He also set the record for field goals,36, forfree throws, converting 28 of 32, most points for a quarter , 31 and...
Sports Disasters
by Raffy Uytiepo - September 21, 2021 - 12:00am
On January 2, 1971, at the annual New York Old Firm match between the Celtic and Rangers, the former had been leading 1-0 with time running.
First heavyweight champ
by Raffy Uytiepo - September 14, 2021 - 12:00am
John L. Sullivan will forever be remembered as the first man to become officially recognized as the heavyweight champion of the world, although he claimed the title while boxing to Prize Ring Rules.
Women’s chess
by Raffy Uytiepo - September 7, 2021 - 12:00am
When The Freeman sports editor Manny Villaruel ran a feature on Cebuano NM Susan Itaas, it brought back fond memories of our journey to the 1992 Manila World Chess Olympiad.
Athletes who died from war
by Raffy Uytiepo - August 31, 2021 - 12:00am
War is a fact of life. Here are some athletes who died from war.
Hasta la vista Gov. Pabling
by Raffy Uytiepo - August 24, 2021 - 12:00am
In 1972, my father-in-law retired US Navy Felix Leyson was hit by a vehicle as he crossed a street in Maasin City, Southern Leyte.
Mission accomplished
by Raffy Uytiepo - August 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Asia’s erstwhile fastest woman Mona Sulaiman once asked me if the Philippines could win its first gold medal before she dies.
Oldest living marathoner at 110
by Raffy Uytiepo - August 10, 2021 - 12:00am
Fauja Singh, who is the oldest living marathon runner, was born on April 1, 1911 in Punjabi, India.
The original Dream Team
by Raffy Uytiepo - August 3, 2021 - 12:00am
The USA Basketball Dream Team to the 1992 Barcelona Games is no doubt the greatest ever in Olympic history.
Tale of two teams the 1971 Milwaukee Bucks
by Raffy Uytiepo - July 27, 2021 - 12:00am
In 1968, the Milwaukee Bucks occupied the cellar of the NBA Eastern Conference with a 27 win 55 loss record (Phoenix was also dead last in the Western Division, winning only 16 games while losing 66.
The Olympic first marathon champion
by Raffy Uytiepo - July 20, 2021 - 12:00am
The Olympic Games started in ancient Greece about 776 BC.
Basketball gold
by Raffy Uytiepo - July 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The USA Dream Team in the 1992 Barcelona Games was perhaps the strongest team ever assembled in Olympic history.
Maybe this time?
by Raffy Uytiepo - July 6, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s almost a century since the Philippines joined the Olympics and we are still searching for the elusive gold.
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