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Virtual Challenge Returns to Celebrate Masters Athletics

Virtual Challenge Returns to Celebrate Masters Athletics

Last year, a group of Masters Athletes conceived a virtual competition to honor Toronto2020, our cancelled WMA Championship. We asked our MastersRankings.com, also known as World Masters Rankings, to help as we could not be directly involved at the time. WMA representatives helped where we could including advising on rules for a virtual competition and officiating at ...
Tampere Confirms Dates for 2022 WMA World Championships

Tampere Confirms Dates for 2022 WMA World Championships

World Masters Athletics and LOC of Tampere have agreed on the dates for the upcoming WMA World Championships next year in Finland. WMA, the Athletic Federation of Finland and the city of Tampere will invite the masters family to compete and meet from 29.06.  – 10.07.2022.   “Together we will work hard to offer a ...
Ground Breaking Agreement with World Athletics to combine Cross Country Championships in 2022

Ground Breaking Agreement with World Athletics to combine Cross Country Championships in 2022

We are delighted to confirm World Athletics and World Masters Athletics have reached a historic agreement that will see masters championships held for the first time alongside the World Athletics Cross Country Championships in Bathurst, Australia, next year. The World Athletics Council approved the proposal last week while confirming the competition timetables for both Bathurst and ...
WMA to Honor Excellence

WMA to Honor Excellence

Many of us, World Masters Athletics included, tried to maintain normalcy in the rare cases we could. WMA, Regional and National Championships were responsibly cancelled. Our annual Best Athlete awards are given to athletes competing in those championships who also had exceptional performances. 2020 WMA Best Athletes awards were not possible. We were compelled to ...
Daegu International Virtual Marathon

Daegu International Virtual Marathon

The Daegu International Marathon event to be held in April are providing a free for WMA virtual marathon event. Please note this is not an official WMA event, and does not count as any championship, this is a fun event for entry during these trying times and which we here at the WMA are thankful ...
Letter from WMA President – Margit Jungmann

Letter from WMA President – Margit Jungmann

Please find below a letter from our President, Margit Jungmann ...
WMA wish Dieter Massin a wonderfull 80th Birthday

WMA wish Dieter Massin a wonderfull 80th Birthday

Masters athletics we’re his passion: Dieter Massin celebrates its 80th birthday The former German Vice president for sports for all became elected by European Veterans Athletics, now EMA, as their Vice President at their General Assembly in Cesenatico in 1998, and he then became President in 2002 following that wonderful Championship he put on in ...
WMA informs the athletes all over the world – the next virtual challenge is waiting for you

WMA informs the athletes all over the world – the next virtual challenge is waiting for you

Please note the below competition is encouraged by the WMA in their commitment to providing a platform for competition during this time. But please note this event is not a WMA affiliated event, please if you have any questions, please contact the event organisers directly. Thank you and good luck. Dear athletes! You probably remember ...
Announcement From WMA President regarding the 2021 Competition Calendar

Announcement From WMA President regarding the 2021 Competition Calendar

Ladies and Gentlemen, please find below an announcement made by President Margit Jungmann regarding the 2021 Calendar of competition. Thank you ...
Defying corona and rain: “8th Stendaler Hanse-Cup”

Defying corona and rain: “8th Stendaler Hanse-Cup”

The Corona pandemic has completely disrupted the schedule of master-athletes-events in 2020. At championships as well as at regional competitions, such as the “Stendaler Hanse Cup”, the internationally recognised multi event meeting of the Masters, which traditionally takes place at the end of May since 2013 It was a good and right decision by the ...
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 ...
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