Sports News Weekend Roundup (Week of 25 September to 01 October 2016)

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Rolando Espina, Jr. (via Inquirer.net)

Filipino Nurse Finishes 247-km Spartathlon

Filipino nurse Rolando Espina, Jr. ran for 33 hours to finish the 247-kilometer Spartathlon last September 30 to October 1, in Sparta, Greece. He had the privilege to raise the Philippine flag beside the statue of Greek warrior Leonidas.

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John Dodson (Photo by Josh Albelda via Rappler.com)

Fil-Am John Dodson Falls Short at UFC Fight Night 96

Rappler reports: “Filipino-American fighter John Dodson suffered a split decision loss at the hands of Brazilian combatant John Lineker in the main event of UFC Fight Night 96 on Saturday, October 1 (Sunday, October 2 in Manila) at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon.”

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Artist Rowel Panizares presents Hidilyn Diaz with her vinyl figure (via Spin.ph)

Hidilyn Diaz is Now a Funko Pop Figure

Rowel Panizares, fan of Olympian silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz, recently got to meet the Filipina weightlifter by presenting her a customized Funko Pop vinyl figure, to the delight of the athlete.

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