While running alone at the Rizal High School Oval Track during the Holidays, I’ve been wondering if there is such thing as an Athletics Hall of Fame, Museum & Library in the Philippines. When I visited the office of PATAFA at the Rizal Stadium last year, I was sad to see the framed pictures of Lydia de Vega and Elma Muros winning in their respective athletic events placed on the walls of the said office without any semblance of orderliness and they are showing signs of fading. I thought that there should be an appropriate place for such memorabilias that show our history in Athletics and there should be a “system” to honor these athletes who had given honor & pride to the country in international competitions. I wonder if the other Sports Federations have also such facility where they can showcase their history and honor their top athletes in the past and in the present. Such an idea and observation had given me another project/program for this blog to dwell into.
Initially, I will be getting information on our past athletes on Athletics from the readers and from other runners who had knowledge on the history of Athletics to include road racing in the country.
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