News

All the latest Masters Athletics News from the WMA

Masters Community mourns the Passing of a Great! Bob Lida

Masters Community mourns the Passing of a Great! Bob Lida

The WMA Community is deeply saddened with the loss of Bob Lida, USA. Bob was the WMA Athlete of the Year in 2012 and 2017. Only five athletes have been honored multiple times. The presentation for his 2012 accomplishment was at the IAAF Centenary Gala along with World Athletes of the Year, Usain Bolt and ...
WMRA Championships Postponed until 2021

WMRA Championships Postponed until 2021

The WMRA announces that due to the pandemic of Covid-19 the 2020 World Masters Mountain Running Championships will be postponed until 2021.  It is with sadness that we have to take this decision but during the past week it has become clear that it would be impossible to hold a Championship event that would be both safe ...
Masters Athletes Still Pulling Together – Virtual Event

Masters Athletes Still Pulling Together – Virtual Event

Dear athletes, The Coronavirus disrupted Masters’ athletics and many parts of our lives. The World Masters Athletics Championships in Toronto had to be cancelled and WMA Regions and Member countries cannot hold their championships. Additionally, most meetings are cancelled this year. The Masters’ athletes’ world was saddened, but had to accept that there is for ...
WMA President Announcement – Championships

WMA President Announcement – Championships

Dear athletes and members! Dear WMA family! These challenging and uncertain times increase the complexities of planning our Masters events. After the cancellation of all international championships WMA and the Regions have been considering options, planning and coordinating since the pandemic affected our calendar in 2020. Starting from 2021 our schedule for WMA Championships needs ...
In memory of Janis Lusis, Olympic and Masters Athlete

In memory of Janis Lusis, Olympic and Masters Athlete

In memory: Janis Lusis (Latvia) Janis Lusis (LAT) was undoubtedly one of the greats in athletics, both on the Olympic scene and in the Masters. His four participations in the Olympic Games from 1964 to 1976, where he won gold (1968), silver (1972) and bronze (1964), are unforgettable. He achieved his personal best in 1972 ...
WMA Partner VKTRY Masters Discount and News

WMA Partner VKTRY Masters Discount and News

An Interview with John Ranello, 69-year-old elite athlete and personal trainer at Cowboy Fit in Dallas TX “I am a firm believer that intense physical activity keeps you young. I’ve been training hard most of my life. Unfortunately, when I hit about 60 years old, my body stopped cooperating. After my workouts, I would have ...
WMA & WMRA Mountain Running Championships in Austria

WMA & WMRA Mountain Running Championships in Austria

The 2020 Mountain Running Championships in Austria, which includes a WMA contingent at present is still confirmed as going ahead, so for all you super fit Masters that would like a challenge this year, this may be it! GO check it out, and enter the challenge of a lifetime. https://www.stubai.at/en/schlickeralmlauf/ ...
2020 IAU/WMA 100 km World Championship – cancelled

2020 IAU/WMA 100 km World Championship – cancelled

Following the development of the COVID 19 situation in the Netherland, across Europe and globally, it is with regret that we have to inform you on the cancellation of the IAU/WMA 100 km World Championship that was planned for September 12th 2020 in Winschoten, The Netherlands. This is a decision of the LOC and the ...
Message from Margit Jungmann – WMA President

Message from Margit Jungmann – WMA President

Dear Masters Athletics Family, Please join me in thanking John Craig and his team at Toronto Athletics Event Management Inc. for their efforts to bring us the best WMA Championships ever. We were working to have the championships with them in Toronto. Unfortunately, for the reasons they mentioned in their announcement, the LOC found it was ...
A Message from President Margit Jungmann

A Message from President Margit Jungmann

Dear Masters Athletics Family, I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe during these challenging times. Our deep sympathies to family and friends of those who have passed. It is with great sadness that I confirm that the Toronto2020 WMA Stadia Championships is cancelled for July. It was hard to make this ...
The WMA Championships 2020 in Toronto have been Cancelled – Please Read

The WMA Championships 2020 in Toronto have been Cancelled – Please Read

We regretfully confirm this championships has been cancelled, please read the official statement below   ...
Testosterone Replacement or Supplementation

Testosterone Replacement or Supplementation

Dear Athlete, Each year we have a number of applications from men for a TUE for testosterone replacement or supplementation. These requests are sent to three doctors on a panel. The doctors must abide by the WADA TUEC Guidelines. WMA does not make decisions for TUEs outside of the WADA guidelines.   Here are the ...
Translate »