All the latest Masters Athletics News from the WMA

Report on Toruń

Preparations for the Championship are going very well. Everything is on or ahead of schedule. The LOC is capable and experienced, having organized a great WMACI in 2019. We have used our combined experience and knowledge to identify and resolve issues. WMA is maintaining its regular contact with the Torun LOC. That enables a two-way ...

2022 WMA Best Athletes

This is the time we look back on 2022 and reflect on many wonderful international and national championships. The atmosphere at championships was often electric. Congratulations to all Masters Athletes for your accomplishments! It was obvious you were excited to be competing. WMA Council agreed to have WMA Regions nominate athletes who had competed at ...

2023 WMA Championship – getting ready to impress

Dear Masters Athletes, Officials, Volunteers, Members and Regions, I hope we will see you in Toruń. It was a great Championship in 2019. We all want to make it even better this time. When I wrote last, I was still recovering from the extra busy time spent in Tampere. Most of you that attended were ...

Masters athletes to claim historic world titles at Bathurst 23

For the first time in history, Masters athletes will be able to stake their claim for glory alongside the world’s best cross country athletes at the World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 23 (WXC Bathurst 23) taking place in February next year. Together with World Athletics, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for WXC Bathurst 23 ...

2024 WMA Marathon World Championship

Dear Regional Representatives and WMA Members, The WMA Council is happy to announce their intention to schedule a WMA Marathon Championship in 2024. Previously the WMA Marathon has been held in the past as part of our Stadia championships and following the General Assembly decision in Perth in 2016, the first separate WMA Marathon Championship ...

Torun Launches site and Entry Booklet

As we start to get closer and closer to the World Masters Athletics Indoor Championships in Torun next year, the LOC have done an excellent job in launching their website and shortly will be opening up entries, but for now please take a look around the site and the very useful information available to us ...
WMA 100k Championships

IAU and WMA signed a long term agreement

IAU and WMA took the opportunity and sign during 31st IAU 100 km World Championships long term partnership agreement. It is an extension of existing agreement where from now on the WMA Championships will take place at the 50 km, 100 km and 24Hr World Championships. This is a very important partnership for both organizations ...

Official statement of WMA on throwing facilities in Tampere

All used hammer throws (TESC and Ratina) were legal, that means all competitions in all age groups are ok.   Hervanta: Javelin W35-55 o.k. The heptathlon shot and javelin fields were legal Ratina: All discus, hammer, javelin fields were legal   TESC: Unfortunately the only legal throwing facility for discus, javelin and weight throw was ...

2022 WMA/IAU World 100k Championship

August 27, 2022, Bernau, Germany The 2022 WMA/IAU World Championship was held in a city northeast of Berlin proper under threatening rain conditions. The WMA thanks the IAU for allowing us to be part of such a great event, which was the first in Germany. We also thank the City of Bernau, the German Athletic ...

Age Grading Leaps Forward

WMA Council has approved use of the updated Age Grading Factors: “WMA Council accepts the statistical analysis undertaking on their behalf by the expert panel on Age Grading. The outcomes of that analysis are implemented globally from the 1st of January 2023 till further notice by all competition organizers affiliated to and operating within the ...

WMA Athletes Ready to Run and Run and…

132 World Masters Athletics (WMA) athletes are signed up to compete in the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 100km World Championships which will be held this weekend in Bernau, Germany which is outside of Berlin. 52 women and 80 men from 30 nations will join 119 other runners on a fast, flat course mostly through ...

Acknowledgement from UK Athletics of the dedication of Mr Alan Bell – elected Vice President of Competition

A familiar to all of use who have competed at WMA events over the years I am sure. We are extremely proud that Alan Bell who was recently elected to position of Vice President of Competitions with WMA, has had this position acknowledged by UK Athletics for all the hard work that Mr Bell has ...