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Masters athlete appointed to lead British Athletics

Masters athlete appointed to lead British Athletics

British Masters Athletic Federation are delighted that one of their active members, Zara Hyde-Peters, is now taking over as Chief Executive of UKA, the national governing body of athletics. With less than twelve months before the Olympics in Tokyo, she has a daunting task. UKA receives one of the largest financial grants from the Government, ...
European Masters Athletics Championships  5-15 September, Italy

European Masters Athletics Championships 5-15 September, Italy

  The Italian Masters are now making their final preparations for a record-breaking 5,039 competitors who will be arriving on their Adriatic coast, for the EMA Track & Field Championships. EMA allow non-Europeans to enter under certain criteria. 113 athletes from as far away as Australia, USA, Hong Kong have entered. Using three stadiums with ...
DLR Masters Athletics Research

DLR Masters Athletics Research

Some of you may remember back in Malaga there were some studies being undertaken on Masters Athletes and here we are happy to post some of those findings.  It also appears the researchers will be continuing with this research to aid the population of us ageing athletes. ————- ————- ————- ————– ————– ...
USA paradigm

USA paradigm

We are only 12 months away from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and as elite athletes train and compete in top races, it was so encouraging to read that the US Track & Field Governing Body were able to schedule in a Masters M/W50 200m race into their busy programme during their National Championships held last ...
Passing of a Masters Legend – Professor Karri Wichmann

Passing of a Masters Legend – Professor Karri Wichmann

Professor Karri Wichmann It is with much sadness that we report the death of Professor Dr. Karri Wichmann, Finland, on 10 July at the great age of 93. Karri was the Europe Representative on our Anti Doping and Medical Committee from 1997-2009, whilst also continuing to deal with Therapeutic Use Exemption Certificates (TUEs) for European ...
Masters at the highest level – London Anniversary Games 2019

Masters at the highest level – London Anniversary Games 2019

Six Master Athletes showed their form in the London edition of the IAAF Diamond League , in London on the 20 / 21st July. Piotr Malachowski (36) of Poland was well down on his seasons best of 67.23 metres, in claiming a 5th place in the Discus event, in the London event with 63.81. Nick ...
Older but sure just as Fast

Older but sure just as Fast

USATF Masters Championships were held over the past weekend. There were some great challenges over the 400m at the USA Masters Track & Field Nationals being held this weekend in Iowa. The M35 race was won in 49.21 by Tim Moore, Troy Hendrick took the M40 in 55.07sec but 47-year old Calvin James Jr was ...
Speed queen soars high! – Irie Hill

Speed queen soars high! – Irie Hill

We were already aware that British, World and European pole vault champion Irie Hill celebrated her 2002 Commonwealth Games bronze medal by racing around a track circuit at a speed of more than 130mph at the wheel of a Formula One car, a vehicle capable of 0-60mph in 4seconds, and that she was voted Best ...
Toronto 2020 Looking Good Already!

Toronto 2020 Looking Good Already!

The WMA 2019 meeting took place in Toronto meeting with the efficient and dedicated LOC team. We are only a year away from what is already looking to be a great championships as the LOC aim to get all the details in line way in advance. ...
Italian Masters showing great early season performances

Italian Masters showing great early season performances

The Italian Masters will host the European Track & Field Championships this year spread over three adjoining areas along the Adriatic coast in Lido de Jesolo, Caorle and Eraclea, from 5-15 September. During the recent prestigious IAAF Diamond League in Rome on 6 June, Italiana Atletics put on a number of Masters track events, including ...
W75/M75 World Records at Combined Events Challenge in Stendal (GER)

W75/M75 World Records at Combined Events Challenge in Stendal (GER)

At the 7th STENDALER-HANSE-CUP (1 to 2 July 2019 in Stendal, Gemany) two world records fell in the Combined Events. Riet Jonkers-Slegers from the Netherlands improved the world record W75 in the heptathlon to 6,870 points. The German Rolf Geese set a world record in the decathlon M75 with 8,538 points. The event was attended ...
21st Asia Masters Athletics Championships in Kuching

21st Asia Masters Athletics Championships in Kuching

For details of this great event and how to enter, please read the below hand book and visit Our Events Page   ...
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