Raffy Uytiepo
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Golf anyone?
by Raffy Uytiepo - June 15, 2021 - 12:00am
I could have been a golfer instead of a marathoner since we lived just across the Marapara Golf and Country Club in Bacolod City.
Adios Lakers
by Raffy Uytiepo - June 8, 2021 - 12:00am
When the 2020-21 NBA season opened, I predicted the Los Angeles Lakers to be back-to-back champions.
Abbott world marathon majors
by Raffy Uytiepo - June 1, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s no joke to complete six major marathons in one calendar year. Hundreds of marathon runners of all abilities have accepted that challenge and claimed the coveted Abbott World Marathon Majors six star medal...
Weddings and divorces
by Raffy Uytiepo - May 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Weddings can be expensive for ordinary couples but for celeberities, a marriage celebration is raised to another level.
Wacky Olympic marathon
by Raffy Uytiepo - May 18, 2021 - 12:00am
The 1904 St. Louis (Missouri) Olympic Marathon is probably one of the the wackiest in history.
Hasta la vista Ito
by Raffy Uytiepo - May 11, 2021 - 12:00am
We were constant coffee drinking partners after Fernando “Ito” Rama, eldest of the Rama siblings that include Vice Mayor Mike, Sammy,Hector and Jingjing, returned to Cebu for good after living in Texas...
The show must go on
by Raffy Uytiepo - May 4, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s barely three months to the Tokyo Olympics and things are getting harder for the organizers, with several countries thinking twice on sending their athletes.
Primo Eugene
by Raffy Uytiepo - April 27, 2021 - 12:00am
Asia’s first chess Grandmaster Eugene Torre was recently nominated to the prestigious World Chess Hall of Fame, the first male Asian to be bestowed with such honor. Eugene, now 69 years old, calls me “primo”...
Boston Strong
by Raffy Uytiepo - April 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Every second week of April, runners from all over the world troop to Boston for the oldest and most prestigious race.
State of mind
by Raffy Uytiepo - April 13, 2021 - 12:00am
In 1996, one-legged triathlete Rudy Fernandez swam the shark-infested Guimaras Strait to Bacolod City in 13 hours.
Don’t give up
by Raffy Uytiepo - March 30, 2021 - 12:00am
In the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, Mamo Wolde of Ethopia finished last in the 10,000 meter run.
Streets of Yangon
by Raffy Uytiepo - March 23, 2021 - 12:00am
In 2016, I was in Yangon, Myanmar enroute to the ancient city of Bagan, home to the largest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas and stupas and ruins dating from the 11th century.
Foreign flavor
by Raffy Uytiepo - March 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Long before Nicola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets and Dallas’ Luca Doncic stamped their class in the NBA, several foreign players already made waves in world basketball including the Olympics.
Flip of the coin
by Raffy Uytiepo - March 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Starting in the 1966 draft, the two last-place teams from the league’s two divisions took part in a coin flip (cara y cruz).
The list goes on
by Raffy Uytiepo - January 12, 2021 - 12:00am
In a previous column, we tackled celebrities and people we know who didn’t make it to 2021.
New year’s wish
by Raffy Uytiepo - January 5, 2021 - 12:00am
I have only one wish for the New Year, that the deadly coronavirus will totally disappear so we could go back to our usual ways.
Lakers to overtake Celtics?
by Raffy Uytiepo - December 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The Los Angeles Lakers tied the Boston Celtics’ 17 NBA crowns when they emerged champions last season.
Beat the Russians
by Raffy Uytiepo - December 22, 2020 - 12:00am
After hosting the successful 1991 SEA Games, the Philippines was in the spotlight anew as the country prepared for the 1992 Manila World Chess Olympiad. PSC chair Cecil Hechanova gave me a surprise call and instructed...
You only live once
by Raffy Uytiepo - December 15, 2020 - 12:00am
“You Only Live Once” is probably one of the best James Bond movies of sir Sean Connery.
Revisiting the 2013 Boston Marathon
by Raffy Uytiepo - December 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The date April 15, 2013 will forever remain in the history of the Boston Marathon, the oldest in the world.
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