Lanao del Norte native Rafael Batac held the Philippine junior records in 3 steeplechase events in the 1980s. Condolences to the Batac Family. Rafael’s nephew Ruel Navarro Batac has supplied me with photos and news clippings. Former PH track standout Rafael Batac dies at 61 MANILA, Philippines – Rafael Batac, the 5-foot-1 runner who … Read more
Claro Pellosis (28 Nov 1934-21 July 2019) Athletics Guru Dies First Published 22 July 2019 Sad News this morning that Claro Pellosis has passed away at 84. Pinoyathletics and I wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to a coach, mentor, and friend who touched the lives of so many in the athletic community. Pellosis, a … Read more
Henry Dagmil – Long Jump King Article Written by Andrew Pirie First Published November 7, 2015 Edited by Dr. Vic Salas (2021) Bringing in many years of honor to the people of the Philippines. Henry Dagmil broke a long-standing national record in the Long Jump in the summer of 2004 – He would go … Read more
Genaro Saavedra Profile -Jim Thorpe of the orient (born 1895) was a Filipino track and field athlete and four-time Far Eastern Championship Games champion. While at high school in Ambos Camarines, Genaro Saavedra was trained by a Nebraskan sports coach, Clinton “Doc” Feldman. Who taught for six years in the country during its era of … Read more
Anselmo Gonzaga The Cainta Flash Anselmo Gonzaga (born April 21, 1906), attended Siliman University in Dumaguete. He was famously known as ‘The Cainta Flash.’ Gonzaga first came to prominence in 1927 at the Philippine National Championships. In the 100m, he lost to David Nepomuceno, who clocked 10.6 and broke the national record. Gonzaga later that … Read more
Edward Lasquete First Published February 19, 2018. One of the greatest ever Fil-Heritage athletes to represent the Philippines. Was Edward Lasquete. Edward was the first southeast Asian athlete to scale past the 5.00m barrier. He was born on December 31, 1971. Steve Nelson at Mt Pleasant High School in San Jose coached Edward for his … Read more
First Published November 21, 2017 One of the greatest sprinters and most tragic deaths in Philippine Track and Field came from the 1970s star Tokal Mokalam. Born 15 June 1949. Mokalam placed third at the national open, then 17, in the 200m in 22.6. He finished behind veterans Arnulfo Valles 21.9 and Rogelio Onofre … Read more
Pedro Subido (Dec 4, 1930- Dec 4, 2013) First Published May 28, 2015, by Pinoyathletics.info Pedro Subido a Life Remembered Sharing a post and photo from Kimmy Subido Armas. Congratulations to the Champs!!?My lolo Prof/Coach Pedro “Pete” Subido. Must be smiling and rejoicing from heaven for UP Track and Field’s current win and won the … Read more
First Published July 10, 2013, by Andrew Pirie The Philippines had a vibrant tradition of Asian Women Sprint Champions, starting with Inocencia Solis in the 50s and then Mona Sulaiman in the 60s. After Sulaiman, some time they were passed. A stocky teenager born in La Carlota, Negros Occidental, on February 28, 1952, emerged … Read more
Visitación Badana Ribagorda Visitación Badana (born 2 July 1937) was a Filipino athlete. Badana is one of a select few groups of Filipino Women to win an Asian Games gold medal in Athletics. This came in 1958 when at age 21 she won the Women’s Long Jump Gold with a leap of 5.64 meters Dunia … Read more
Elma Muros is a former Filipino track and field athlete who specialized in hurdling and long jumping. Muros is considered one of the most successful athletes in Philippine sports history.
Elma Muros achieved numerous accolades and records throughout her career. She represented the Philippines in various international competitions, including the Southeast Asian Games, Asian Games, and Olympic Games. She won a total of 18 gold medals in the Southeast Asian Games, making her the most decorated athlete in the history of the competition.
Muros competed in the long jump and hurdling events. She held the Asian record in the women’s 100-meter hurdles for over 20 years. Her best performance in the long jump was a silver medal at the 1994 Asian Games.
Throughout her career, Elma Muros faced several challenges, including injuries and financial difficulties. However, she remained dedicated to her sport and continued to compete at a high level. She retired from competitive athletics in 2000 but remained involved in sports, coaching and mentoring young athletes.
Elma Muros is regarded as a national sports icon in the Philippines. Her achievements have inspired many aspiring athletes in the country, particularly in the field of track and field. She serves as a role model for perseverance, determination, and excellence in sports.
Santos Magno – The crucial coach Santos Magno Voted by a landslide into the Legends of Track and Field is Santos Magno. He was part of the great line of quarter milers pumped out of Bicol’s hot spot region. Magno was one of these 400m runners. After his running career, he would become a vital … Read more