Monthly Archives: June 2010

A New Beginning

The Philippines is stepping on a new chapter in its history.  A popular President has been installed today.  With the promise of ridding the country of corruption.  I can’t wait for that to trickle down on Philippine sports, including athletics … Continue reading

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The UST Quadricentennial Relay

My alma mater, UST will celebrate its 400th year of existence next year, 2011.  And one of the planned activities, as part of the build up to 2011, is the holding of the Quadricentennial Team Relays. It’s tentatively slated on … Continue reading

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Revival of the Middle Distance Events

Ever since the retirement in 2004, of the two legends and world record holders: Wilson Kipketer (800m), and Hicham El Guerrouj (1,500m and 1 Mile), the men’s middle distance was never the same again.  Fast times are now hard to … Continue reading

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World Juniors

The month of June and July will be extremely busy for emerging junior talents as the SEA Juniors are June 19-20 in Malaysia, Asian Juniors are July 1-4 in Hanoi, Vietnam and World Junior Championships are July 19 in Moncton, … Continue reading

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Asian Juniors

Track and Field in the Philippines only gets a small chunk of the iceberg of talent available in the basketball crazy country, due to many obstacles such as: lack of funding, lack of high level domestic competitions and  lack of … Continue reading

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Results: Chennai Asian Grand Prix

The 3rd leg of the Asian Athletics Grand Prix was held at Chennai (formerly Madras, India last June 9.  Filipinos Henry Dagmil and Sheena Atilano participated again as part of their training for the upcoming Asian Games. The duo got … Continue reading

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Pinoys at the Asian Athletics Grand Prix

The Asian Athletics Grand Prix kicked off last June 1 at Pune   and had its second leg at Bangalore last June 5 , both Indian cities. Two Filipino athletes competed in the 2 legs, National Record Holders Henry Dagmil … Continue reading

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Diamond League: New US 5k record

During the Oslo stop of the Diamond League last June 4, the men’s 5,000m race produced the first ever 10 man sub 13 finish.  This includes 2 National records: Spain’s Alemayehu Bezabeh’s 12:57.25 and Bernard Lagat’s 12:54.12 for the USA. … Continue reading

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Australia applying for Asian inclusion

The May 25 article of Australia’s ABC  Grandstand reveals that the country is pushing its bid for the 2011 Asian Athletics Championships, set to be held at Japan. Athletics Australia President Rob Fildes is set to hold discussions with other … Continue reading

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