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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 ...
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 ...
WMA Partner – TRUSTPILOT 5-STAR RATING for VKTRY INSOLES!

WMA Partner – TRUSTPILOT 5-STAR RATING for VKTRY INSOLES!

Below was a review posted by a Masters Athlete about wearing his insoles from our partner. You can grab yourself a pair of these using the code – “WMAsave” for $70 off. Go to VKTRYGEAR.com TRUSTPILOT 5-STAR RATING for VKTRY INSOLES! As a masters athlete turning 60 this year, this product has helped me tremendously ...
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 ...
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