ERNEST JOHN “EJ” OBIENA proved true to himself in Stockholm on Sunday (Monday morning in Manila) by clearing 5.82 meters not only to clinch silver behind world record holder Armand Duplantis but more importantly clinch a ticket to the Paris 2024 Olympics…
So many of us love our labels. Or we seek to attain a certain label. “Social influencer” or “CEO” or “Director” or “Doctor”. We love our labels and we draw often immediate conclusions. Especially in hiring and recruiting…
ERNEST JOHN “EJ” OBIENA clinched gold at the Perche En Or men’s indoor competition in Roubaix in France on Sunday with a 5.82-meter effort that primed himself for a potential second consecutive Olympics appearance in Paris next year…
ERNEST JOHN “EJ” OBIENA’S quest for the men’s pole vault gold medal at the Paris 2024 Olympics goes full throttle with his very own Team EJ now in place…
MANILA, Philippines — The mentor of Tokyo Olympian EJ Obiena believes that the issues regarding the payment of coaches surfaced only because the system currently being used by Philippine athletics is broken.
Over the course of time, there have been many athletes who have transformed their lives and have inspired people to achieve great things in life. These professionals have personified the term inspiration as their careers have helped millions of people feel the urge to take control of their lives and aspire to be better and do better
Every human being is well aware of how a fitness trainer can help us develop the body of our dreams
Since I started running in 2006, one of the biggest frustrations I’ve had over the years was witnessing how some runners who had a few years of experience of running under their belt and perhaps a medal here and there transformed themselves into “running coaches” practically overnight
The Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) on Tuesday formally sent off the three athletes who will represent the country in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on August 5.
After dramatically qualifying for the long jump event in the 2016 Rio Olympics, Filipina track-and-field legend Marestella Torres is now hoping to at least make it to the finals of the competition in August.
Last Sunday I achieved a dream — running a Boston Qualifying (BQ) marathon. l clocked in at 3:30 hours during the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon.
In 1982, Richard “Dick” Beardsley took on a world record-holder in a race that changed how the world looked at marathon
It was the race that changed the sport of marathon all over the world. During the 1982 Boston Marathon, an unassuming farm boy from Minnesota took on the world’s no. 1 in a race now known in running history as the “Duel in the Sun.”
For the second successive Asiad, long jumper Marestella Torres is Philippine athletics’s best bet to win a medal in the quadrennial games.
Ace jumper Marestella Torres will be competing in the Incheon Asian Games, after all.
WHAT? No takers? An American business executive who has launched a private sector initiative to financially support track and field athletes has found that getting sponsors is easier than finding athletes.
MANILA, Philippines – Marking an end of an era in local athletics – and perhaps in Philippine sports as well – Go Teng Kok stepped down on Friday, July 25 after 24 years as president of the Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association with former Philippine Sports Commission chairman Philip Ella Juico elected to the PATAFA top post.
Marestella Torres is taking the road less travelled in her journey to the Rio Olympics…
Decathlete Jesson Ramil Cid, steeplechaser Christopher Ulboc Jr. and long jumper Katherine Kay Santos have found a generous “godfather” for their respective bids to qualify for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics…
Corporate hot shot James Michael Lafferty stands by his creed: “Unleash your Passion.” And he wants to use it to help 20 Filipino athletes win Olympic medals.
For American track and field head coach James Lafferty, training for the Olympics and the Olympics alone is the only way to go. “Train for the Olympics and nothing else,” he said.
For $1 a month, Marestella Torres got herself a world-class foreign coach and a whole lot more. American track and field coach James Michael Lafferty personally took the country’s long-jump queen under his care with an ambitious goal of producing a medal in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
For making the Olympic standard with meager resources and training, former Asian champion Marestella Torrres can be considered the top long jumper in the world, according to her new American coach.
Every Tuesday, I will be featuring Running Groups in Manila and possibly around the world. Let’s start this off with one very close to my heart as its led by my TBR Dream Marathon co-founder Jim Lafferty and started with a core group of TBR Dream Alumni.
Every Filipino athlete has dreamed of giving the country its first gold medal in the Olympics, a dream that was almost realized by boxer Mansueto Velasco had he not been robbed of the top honors in the 1996 Atlanta Games
When James Lafferty, the general manager of British American Tobacco Co. Philippines, talks about running, he really talks about work, desire and life.
The Bull Runner Dream Marathon (TBRDM) has clocked a new record – selling out 750 slots within 48 minutes during its online registration held last Sept. 2.
Nigeria’s sole representative in the marathon event of the 2012 Olympics in London, Esther Obiekwe, says her target is not to win a medal but to improve on her personal best
I finally met the CEO of Procter & Gamble Philippines in a lunch meeting at the California Pizza Kitchen, Glorietta last Friday. I really admire this guy for being straight, frank, sincere, and honest to his words
Climbing is not a battle with the elements, nor against the law of gravity. It’s a battle against oneself. — Walter Bonatti
Calvin Bostic had a tough time holding back the tears. Disciplined in front of his friends by Jim Lafferty, Forest Park Junior High School’s track coach, Bostic left a team meeting six years ago bigger and disappointed