Raffy Uytiepo
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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.
First female marathoner
by Raffy Uytiepo - November 24, 2020 - 12:00am
In an ancient Olympics in 776 B.C, only one event was held, the 200-meter race and women were barred from competition.
When down is up
by Raffy Uytiepo - November 17, 2020 - 12:00am
A few years back, we organized an athletics competition for kids afflicted with Down Syndrome.
Hand of God
by Raffy Uytiepo - November 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Diego Maradona, perhaps one of the greatest football players in the world, is recovering after surgery to remove blood clots on his brain.
Hasta la vista Rico
by Raffy Uytiepo - November 3, 2020 - 12:00am
In July of last year during the 100th anniversary celebration of the Freeman, several columnists including Rico Navarro and yours truly, received plaques of appreciation.
Pay-off time
by Raffy Uytiepo - October 27, 2020 - 12:00am
A group of current Philippine Olympic Committee officials are preparing a case against officers of the Philippine Sea Games Organizing Committee for unliquidated expenses incurred when the country hosted the 30th...
Kings of the track
by Raffy Uytiepo - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The US track and field teams dominated athletics events especially the sprints, for a long time until the Jamaicans bannered by the fastest man in the world, Usian Bolt, came along.
Lakers are champs
by Raffy Uytiepo - October 13, 2020 - 12:00am
I’m not really a Los Angeles Lakers fan as I’m a true green-blooded La Sallite, therefore my colors are green and white, just like the uniform of the Boston Celtics, perhaps the greatest team in the NBA....
Lakers on target
by Raffy Uytiepo - October 6, 2020 - 12:00am
When Anthony Davis arrived in Los Angeles, he was undoubtedly the missing link to the NBA crown Lebron James and the Lakers were aiming for.
Dunks and goal tending
by Raffy Uytiepo - September 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The first seven-foot player in basketball is hardly known by today’s fans but Bob Kurland, nicknamed “Foothills”, shocked fans in the early mid 1940s with his stature and ability.
Scary sport
by Raffy Uytiepo - September 22, 2020 - 12:00am
My mother cried a river before she finally convinced me that my sport is a dangerous one.
Knott’s landing
by Raffy Uytiepo - September 15, 2020 - 12:00am
In the Philippine Athletics Championship in Ilagan City last year, Fil-Am sprinter Kristina Knott promised it won’t be long before she breaks Lydia De Vega’s 33 year old records in the 100m and 200m sprints....
Whats your number (Conclusion)
by Raffy Uytiepo - September 8, 2020 - 12:00am
After debating as to who owns a particular number from 0/00 to 33. Let’s tackle some more preferred ones.
What’s your number? (Part one)
by Raffy Uytiepo - September 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Some athletes connection with numbers can go deeper than a birthday.
One-legged triathlete (Conclusion)
by Raffy Uytiepo - August 25, 2020 - 12:00am
In 2003, Zeny Iglesias of Standard Chartered Bank, Philippines invited Rudy Fernandez and me to be part of the Philippine contingent that will participate in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon.
One-legged triathlete- Part One
by Raffy Uytiepo - August 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Rodolfo “Rudy” Fernandez was a former national record-holder in the mile (1,600 meters) before he lost his right leg (from above the knee) in a grenade explosion in an Iloilo City movie house in 197...
by Raffy Uytiepo - August 4, 2020 - 12:00am
In any sport, an athlete almost always knows his closest rival. In the marathon for instance, a runner knows who are the seeded ones. In the 1976 Montreal Olympics, defending marathon champion Frank Shorter was primed...
Rey Antoque, the old warrior
by Raffy Uytiepo - June 30, 2020 - 12:00am
While Jimmy De La Torre was the youngest runner to win the Milo Marathon, Rey Antoque was the oldest to triumph in the same race at age 35. Antoque, another Ilonggo from Sipalay Negros Occidental, did the trick when...
Jimmy de la Torre
by Raffy Uytiepo - June 23, 2020 - 12:00am
As I mentioned in my last column, I’ll be writing on the country’s greatest athletes especially in athletics.
Herman Suizo
by Raffy Uytiepo - June 16, 2020 - 12:00am
My “kumpare” Relly Mercado who ran from Baguio City to Manila in the early 1990s (ultramarathons were still unheard of then), suggested that I should be writing a book based on my over forty years of...
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