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Kenyans vs Ethiopians in Paris
by Raffy Uytiepo - May 7, 2024 - 12:00am
This early, it looks like the Kenyans and the Ethiopians will clash for the marathon gold in the 2024 Paris Olympics.
44th London Marathon
by Raffy Uytiepo - April 30, 2024 - 12:00am
London and Berlin marathons undoubtedly have the two fastest race courses in the world. Haile Gebrselassie won three Berlin marathons, while Paula Radcliffe of the United Kingdom established the then world record...
by Raffy Uytiepo - April 23, 2024 - 12:00am
Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia made it sure that he would finish the race after dropping out in the 2022 Boston Marathon.
Zero Free Throws
by Raffy Uytiepo - April 16, 2024 - 12:00am
Don’t look now but 17-time NBA champion Boston Celtics became the first team in history to go an entire game without attempting a single free throw.
Two uc athletes to Paris Olympics
by Raffy Uytiepo - April 9, 2024 - 12:00am
University of Cebu owner Atty. Augusto “Gus” Go must be grinning from ear to ear with two UC alumni and former athletics team  members qualifying for the Paris Olympics.
Boston bench is scary
by Raffy Uytiepo - March 26, 2024 - 12:00am
The starting five of the Boston Celtics is perhaps one of the strongest in the NBA.
2024 Tokyo Marathon
by Raffy Uytiepo - March 12, 2024 - 12:00am
While Cebu City was making running history with a record 13,000 runners in the SM2SM Run 12, another big event was unfolding in Japan, the Tokyo Marathon that drew 37,000 runners. 
Pba All-Star Weekend
by Raffy Uytiepo - March 5, 2024 - 12:00am
All roads lead to Bacolod City on March 23-24 when the PBA All-Star Game fires off.
Marathon world record older dies
by Raffy Uytiepo - February 20, 2024 - 12:00am
The running world was shocked when news screamed that world marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum of Kenya has died. 
680KM Run Around Negros Island
by Raffy Uytiepo - February 13, 2024 - 12:00am
My “kababayan” and relative Rolando Espina Jr. who hails from Bacolod City but based in Ireland completed a 680-kilometer run around Negros Island in six days.
2024 Olympic Marathon Trials
by Raffy Uytiepo - February 6, 2024 - 12:00am
Former NCAA cross-country runner Conner Mantz ruled the 2024 Olympic Marathon Trials in Florida when he clocked 2:09:05 for the first Olympic berth. Clayton Young came in second in 2:09:06. Young debuted in Atlanta...
Dinagyang fever
by Raffy Uytiepo - January 30, 2024 - 12:00am
I’m still here in festive Iloilo City after two weeks. Well again, it was shooting two birds with one stone.
by Raffy Uytiepo - January 16, 2024 - 12:00am
“Baboy” or “elepante” are just two cruel words hurled at fat or obese people. 
Athletes who died in 2023
by Raffy Uytiepo - January 9, 2024 - 12:00am
Here’s a list of athletes who died last  year:
Athlete Musician (Last of two parts)
by Raffy Uytiepo - December 12, 2023 - 12:00am
she thrilled the crowd with her hits “Like A Virgin” and “Papa Don’t Preach”. Her real name is Madonna Louise Veronica Giccone. Madonna a good baseball player starred in the movie “A...
La Salle vs. UP for uaap Crown
by Raffy Uytiepo - November 28, 2023 - 12:00am
For the first time since 2017, the De La Salle Archers are back in the UAAP men’s basketball finals after blasting the National University Bulldogs 97-73 in their Season 86 Final Four encounter at the Araneta...
Harlem Globetrotters versus Ilonggos
by Raffy Uytiepo - November 21, 2023 - 12:00am
Don’t look now but did you know the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, the wizards of basketball, played in Bacolod City when they first  came to the  Philippines in 1953?.
Ethiopian breaks course record
by Raffy Uytiepo - November 14, 2023 - 12:00am
Tamikat Tola of Ethiopia clocked two hours, 4 minutes and 58 seconds in the recent New York City Marathon to break Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai’s course record set in 2011.
Celtics are scary
by Raffy Uytiepo - November 7, 2023 - 12:00am
In a previous column, I wrote that the Boston Celtics after coming short in the last two seasons are finally on track to win their 18th crown.
Obiena cries foul
by Raffy Uytiepo - October 31, 2023 - 12:00am
EJ Obiena was fuming mad when the wife of former Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie accused the world’s number two pole vaulter of doping. 
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