Rafael Batac dies at 61

Rafael Batac

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

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

Anselmo Gonzaga – The Legendary Cainta Flash

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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 5 meter man

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

Amelita Alanes our #3 Great Women Sprinter

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

Elma Muros


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.