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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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Do you know where to find it?

Do you know where to find it? It is difficult for Masters Athletes to get information on our sport. That is part of why we’ve setup the news feature on this site. We strive to make all the important information you seek easy to find with your help and feedback…

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YiR – WMA Regional Championships (Asia)

Year in Review – 20th Asia Masters Athletics Championships The 20th Asia Masters Athletics Championships was held on September 25 through September 28 in Rugao, China. About 1,600 athletes participated representing 18 countries. Athletes from Australia, USA and New Zealand were welcomed at the championship. The host country dominated competitions…

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YiR – WMA Regional Championships (Africa)

Year in Review – WMA Regional Championships (Africa) The 10th Africa Masters Stade Championships were held 25 – 27 August in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Athletes attended from Germany and Barbados in addition to Africa. Nigeria led medalists with 31 gold and 8 silver. The hosts followed with 15 gold, 9…

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