Guess Who?

Anyone out there who can identify these two?

John Pages

By John Pages

I've been a sports columnist since 1994. First, in The Freeman newspaper under "Tennis Is My Game." Then, starting in 2003, with Sun.Star Cebu under the name "Match Point." Happy reading!


  1. I believe the man on the right is Haile G and the one on the left, if I’m not mistaken, is one of the guys you featured here, Meyrick. Wonder where this pic is taken. This is great stuff…..

  2. Haile Gebrselassie current maratahon WR holder of 2hrs 4mins 26secs. He won Dubai marathon last January with a time of 2hrs 4mins 53secs, just few seconds off his WR time. In my own opinion, I don’t think his human. I’m sorry but I don’t know the other guy, but wish that was me though. Haha!

  3. Lence… you said it best about Haile. He is, without question, the greatest-ever long distance runner. I’ve watched so many YouTube videos of Haile (I especially love the CNN Impact story on him… detailing how he broke the world record in Berlin). What a story on Haile.

    Friends…. anybody can guess who the man Haile is with?

  4. my friend randel says that other guy beside Haile Gebrselassie is giovannie a chess player.. he just forgot his family name..

  5. John, I’d recognize Cute, the smaller guy, from his shadow. Jobannie C. Tabada, former sports editor of Sun.Star Cebu, had at one time thought he could outrun Gebrselassie. He couldn’t and so he settled with a pose with the greatest long distance runner the modern world has produced. 🙂

  6. Ms. MPS… Michelle So: Thanks for naming the man beside Gebrselassie!

    Yup, Michelle’s right. That’s Jobannie (my former “boss” at Sun.Star), who’s now based in Dubai and posed with the running legend during the recent Dubai Marathon where Haile missed to break his own world record by 30 seconds or so.

    To Michelle, whom I enjoy calling “Mrs. Federer” … thanks again!

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