Monthly Archives: July 2012

Olympic Preview: Women’s 800m

Three women are capable of winning the 2012 Olympic 800m gold. 2011 world champion and 2010 Euro gold medalist Mariya Savinova of Russia, Kenya’s Janeth Jepkosgei, the 2008 Olympic silver, 2007 world gold, 2009 world silver, 2011 world bronze medalist and Caster … Continue reading

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Olympic Preview: Women’s Marathon

Kenya, has never won the women’s Olympic gold before.  What they have so far is 2 silver medals courtesy of Catherine Ndereba in 2004 and 2008. This 2012, there’s no denying this great running nation of the women’s marathon gold. … Continue reading

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Pinoys’ Olympic schedules

Below are the schedules of the two Pinoys at the XXX Olympiad: Rene Herrera’s schedule: Men’s 5,000m Qualifying round: August 8 Finals: August 11 Marestella Torres’ schedule: Women’s Long Jump Qualifying rounds: August 7 Finals: August 8 Photocredits: The Telegraph/Anthony … Continue reading

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Mare, the Olympian

We have tried chatting with Philippine long jump record holder Marestella Torres thru facebook but with her busy traininig schedule, she wasnt able to respond.  But this will not prevent us from celebrating and promoting  her as the Philippine Athletics’ … Continue reading

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Olympic Preview: Men’s 10,000m

If the men’s 5,000m is billed as a Battle Royale (please see the 5,000m review here), the men’s 10,000m will be a Royale Rumble.  Two-time defending Olympic champion, Kenenisa Bekele is expected to go all out to win his 3rd … Continue reading

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Olympic Preview: Men’s 3,000m steeplechase

Believe it or not, the fastest steeplechaser this year, Paul Koech, 7:54.31 (2004 Olympic bronze medalist) and 2nd fastest, Richard Mateelong, 7:56.81 (2008 Olympic bronze medalist) both of Kenya, were not included in their Olympic team.  If that will not … Continue reading

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Olympic Preview: Men’s 5,000m

Battle Royale!  That’s the only word that I can think of in describing the 2012 Men’s Olympic 5,000m event. There is 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Edwin Soi (Kenya), 2010 Commonwealth champion Moses Kipsiro (Uganda), 2009 World Youth Champion Isaiah Kiplangat … Continue reading

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Upclose with a Pinoy Olympian – Rene Herrera

Playing in the Olympics is every athlete’s dream.  But not all realize the Olympic dream, as only a select few are gifted enough to qualify for the Games. Thanks to modern-day technology, I was able to interview a first time Olympian … Continue reading

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Olympic Preview: Men’s Marathon

Four years ago at Beijing, Africa swept the men’s medals with a Kenya-Morocco-Ethiopia finish.   All three medalists however, will not be available this year as the gold medalist (Sammy Wanjiru) is dead, the silver medalist (Jaouad Gharib) has retired, … Continue reading

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Olympic Preview: Men’s 800m

It is considered as one of the most unpredictable Olympic event – the 800m.  Over at the men’s category.  the previous last two world record holders failed to win the Olympic gold in their long careers. Sebastian Coe held the … Continue reading

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