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USATF Annual Meeting – More Money for Masters!

At the USATF Annual Meeting, held in Columbus, Ohio, last weekend a number of important decisions for the future of Masters track and field in the US were made. These included decisions about the 2020 indoor and outdoor championships, election of new members to the Masters Hall of Fame, announcement…

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What’s new in the rankings (November 2017)

Unfamiliar with World Masters Rankings site? Based on questions asked recently, it seems like many new people have visited the site over the past week. Here are 5 important things to know: You can get your performances listed by submitting them. They will be instantly listed once you are finished!…

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Rankings lists for everyone (and much more) – extended!

Yes, you can see the lists (and they change daily)! The past week has been enlightening. People have called and emailed from all over with comments, questions, complaints, suggestions, requests and more. Thank you! Your communications trigger change, corrections and improvements. Communications also give valuable insights. World Masters Rankings extends…

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It’s not too late (and worth the trip)

Registration Deadline 8th December What: 19th Oceania Masters Athletics Track & Field Championships When: 20 January 2018 to 27 January 2018 Where: Dunedin, New Zealand Registration: Click Here WMA Regional Championships welcome everyone. Perceptions are often wrong. So many have been surprised, if not shocked, about the caliber of performances…

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85 miles on his 85th birthday!

Pole Vaulters, Don’t Try This at Home! Most masters athletes compete in more than one event. Combinations such as the 100 meter and 200 meter sprints, the hammer and the weight throws, or perhaps the long jump and the hurdles are common. An uncommon combination is the pole vault and…

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Perfecting a great technique

There are great athletes and great technicians in our sport. People like Willie Banks (M60 – USA) high jumping 1.65m with a two step run up are clearly exceptional athletes. Many of us really appreciate an outstanding technician. One example of a great technician is Gottfried Gassenbauer (M55 – AUT)….

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Athlete Spotlight: Machiko Yamazaki – Japan

My Story: Machiko Yamazaki – Japan Machiko Yamazaki was excited to hear Joy Upshaw, USA, coming to the Japan Open Masters Athletic Championship but she was a little disappointed when she looked at the program. They ran together in the 300mH in the World Masters Athletic Championship in Perth, AUS…

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Reed breaks record – looking to go farther

Ian Reed extended, pending acceptance and ratification, his current M90 World Record by over a meter throwing 29.52m at the Encore Senior Games in San Mateo, CA, USA yesterday. It was a picturesque day for incredible accomplishments and Ian rose to the challenge…but he wants to throw farther! Putting Ian’s…

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XIX Campeonato Sudamericano de Atletismo

WMA South American Regional Championship Over 1,500 athletes trekked to the panoramic beauty of the Andes to test their individual mettle at the 19th Campeonato Sudamericano de Atletismo in Santiago, Chile from November 6 to 12. Participants came from several nations outside of WMA’s South American Region including Australia, Canada,…

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2017 World Police & Fire Games

2017 World Police & Fire Games In a fitting tribute to first responders worldwide, the 2017 World Police & Fire Games got underway in the “City of Angels” with some 10,000 participants from nearly 70 countries. Over 30 locations in the Southern California, USA sphere hosted 60 sporting disciplines, with…

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