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Doping ban announced

Doping ban announced

Following a positive doping test at the World Masters Championships Indoor on Torun 2019 the athlete Sandris Linbergs (M 35), Latvia after a decision of the Disciplinary Anti-doping commission of Latvia has been suspended for 4 years commencing from the 24th of March 2019 till 23rd of March 2023. As the result of this suspension ...
2019 Mountain Running World Cup – Season Highlights

2019 Mountain Running World Cup – Season Highlights

  News from our Partners in Mountain Running, Brian Keaveney WMA Vice President Competition   World Mountain Running is proud to present our wrap-up summary from this years 2019 WORLD MOUNTAIN RUNNING CUP. We are really pleased with the exciting races and places we visited this year. Please share and distribute around – we would ...
2019 WMRA/WMA Masters Mountain Running Championships Results

2019 WMRA/WMA Masters Mountain Running Championships Results

WORLD MASTERS MOUNTAIN RUNNING TITLES HOTLY CONTESTED IN SOUTHERN ITALY Warm conditions greeted more than 1000 runners arriving to Puglia in Italy from 25 countries.  The hosts put on a great event in unseasonably warm conditions and titles were contested over 9 age categories for Men and Women.  With a record number of starters the ...
  IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS DOHA 2019 MASTERS RESULTS

  IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS DOHA 2019 MASTERS RESULTS

The IAAF Championships have now closed with a very dramatic last day, but what has stood out from the results and entries of DOHA is the all the amazing Masters Athletes that held themselves so high and performed amazingly, the below list shows us all the wonderful things we can do no matter the age! ...
Masters athletes kick off in style at the IAAF World Championships in Doha.

Masters athletes kick off in style at the IAAF World Championships in Doha.

Whilst we all enjoy watching this great Championships being beamed into our homes and on social media from Doha, you will have noticed that there are several Masters athletes included in their national teams. Here under are some of the Masters competitors: Women The former Congolese 100/200 record holder, Lorene Dorcas Basolo, runs for Portugal ...
#Road2WMA20  – Your Build up to Toronto 2020

#Road2WMA20 – Your Build up to Toronto 2020

Share your training Journey to the World Masters Athletics Championships in Toronto 2020, use Instagram and the Hashtag #Road2WMA20 to feature and be able to see each other training and advice, come join and create the community Continue to also use #MastersAthletics to share continuously with all our Master Athletes. ...
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 ...
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