Monthly Archives: December 2009

King Herrera retains Steeplechase crown

Rene Herrera retained his SEA Games steeplechase crown last 12/14/09  held at Vientiane, Laos.  It’s actually the 4th straight title by Herrera, winning said event also in ’03, ’05, and ’07 editions of SEA Games. This brings him closer to … Continue reading

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Philstar Celebrity Run 3k Mens Results

Last December 20, something special happened during the Philstar Celebrity Run held at The Fort Taguig.  The first 3 places of the mens 3k race category registered the 3 fastest times of the year (across all 2009 3k races). And … Continue reading

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My Early Influences

I started running at the age of 11 back in 1984. Aside from my Uncle Manny, there are 3 international runners that had a great influence on me as an athlete. 1. Lasse Viren: Back in 1987 I saw on … Continue reading

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Pinoy Marathoners dominate 2009 SEA Games!

Pinoys Eduardo Buenavista and Jho-an Banayag both defeated the defending champions and won the gold medal in the 2009 SEA Games Marathon event for men and women respectively. Buenavista, the current national record holder for 3,000m, 5,000m, 10,000m and the … Continue reading

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Women’s One Mile World Record Progression

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) started recognizing women’s world record for one mile in 1967. Below is its progression: Time/ Athlete/ Nationality/ Date/ Venue 4:37.0/ Anne Rosemary Smith/ United Kingdom/ 3 June 1967/ London 4:36.8 Maria Gommers/ Netherlands/ … Continue reading

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Pinoy Track Records vs. World Records

As of December 2009, here’s the comparative athletic records of the Philippines (for men) versus the current world records: Note: fonts in blue are data for the Philippine record, fonts in red are data for the world records, fonts in … Continue reading

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The Men’s One Mile World Record Progression

Although running aficionados started booking mile records since the 1850’s, I have only shown below the records set during the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) era (established 1912) because  there was no official governing body that oversees the sport … Continue reading

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The Mile

How long is one mile? According to Wikipedia, a mile is a unit of length in a number of different systems. In contemporary English, mile most commonly refers to the statute mile of 5,280 feet (1,760 yards, or 1,609.344 meters) or the nautical mile of 1,852 meters (6,076.12 … Continue reading

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