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City of Wakayama is a birth place of Japan masters track and field. The president of Japan Masters Athletics, Kiyoshi Konoike, founded the Japan masters athletics in 1977. After he competed at the 2nd World Masters Athletics in Sweden, Kiyoshi decided that he wanted to start masters track and field in Japan and promote as lifetime sport. His life's work continues. With his passion and dedication, the City of Wakayama has hosted the national (and international) masters track and field championships four times.
Wakayama is a fantastic travel destination with great local products, like the very sweet Onshu tangerine and Kishu `umeboshi` (salted plums - recently, Dr. Oz show introduced that umeboshi is the great source of probiotics), plus Wakayama is the seafood lovers' paradise!
Where: City of Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture, JPN
When: 27 - 30 October 2017
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It is quite a feeling. The thrill of competing as part of your national team is not limited to those on the medal stand. It is an amazing experience at the officially recognized international competitions including making friends with people from all over the world and Olympic like competitions.
World Masters Athletics (WMA) is comprised of six regions, Africa, Asia, Europe, NCCWMA, Oceania and South America. Each region has championships (not necessarily contested each year) where athletes of all capabilities compete while representing their country. There is nothing like competing wearing your nation's team uniform. Very special watching athletes receive medals, just like the Olympics, on medal stands while the gold medalist's National Anthem is played. Most of the championships below welcome athletes from other regions.
2017 WMA Regional Championships:
Where: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
When: 25 - 27 August 2017 (Register)
Where: Jiangsu Rugao Olympic Centre, Rugao City, China
When: 24th - 28th September 2017
Dateline for submission of entry was 23 June, 2017:
Where: Aarhus, Denmark
When: 27. July - 6. August 2017
Where: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
When: August 11-13
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Where: Dunedin, New Zealand
When: 20 January 2018 to 27 January 2018
Where: Santiago, Chile
When: 06 al 12 de Noviembre
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