All the latest Masters Athletics News from the WMA

Russian Masters Athletes to return to Masters Events

Green light from World Athletics to World Masters Athletics for participation of Russian athletes in WMA championships and EMA championships The November 2015 suspension of RusAF’s membership of World Athletics also included the suspension of Masters Athletes. Today, 1st of December 2021, Chairman Rune Andersen provided an update to WA Council on behalf of the ...

Masters Athletics pioneer Karel Matzner Passed Away aged 92

The WMA Council and President Margit Jungman would like to acknowledge the outstanding life and commitment to Masters Athletics of Karel Matzner, our thoughts are with his family and friends. ————————– On November 12, 2021. At the age of 92, the legend of the Athletic Veteran Movement in Europe and the founder of the Association ...

WMA Tampere 2022 Update: Website and Daily Schedule

Dear athletes, The WMA council is pleased to announce that the Tampere LOC website will go online next weekend. The new website, www.wmatampere2022.com, contains the first essential information about the WMA World Championships in Tampere 2022 including the entry booklet. In advance WMA publishes the official schedule. Let us look forward to a happy and ...

20th WMMRCH in Telfes/Austria 2021

The recent Championships were a great success where our very own president was a guest of honour and opened the event Margit stated afterward “What a great championship (more than 600 athletes from 21 member nations participated), very well organised by the SV Telfes (Andy Stern with a team of 300 men, women and kids) ...

Contract for Tampere 2022 signed

The preparation for the upcoming WMA championships in Tampere, Finland is ongoing since the first site visit to prepare the championships taking place from 29.06 – 10.07.2022. Due to the Covid situation, the signature of the contract had to be postponed. The WMA representatives now were able to meet in Tampere during the Finnish Athletics ...

PRESS RELEASE – World Masters Mountain Running Championships, Stubai Valley

The mountain running world championship for participants aged 35 and over will take place – a year later than planned – as part of the Schlickeralmlauf in the village of Telfes in the Stubai Valley. Stubai Valley, 2021: The first major sporting event of summer 2021 in Stubai, the 4th STUBAI ULTRATRAIL, ran smoothly, boosting ...

Cancellation of IAU 24H and 50K World Championships 2021

We are sad to confirm the cancellation of the IAU event which included the WMA championships events too. ...

2021 World Masters Mountain Running Championships

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM WORLD MASTERS MOUNTAIN RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS We’re pleased to say that we’ve received confirmation that the 2021 World Masters Mountain Running Championships is on. The event will take place, as planned, from 3rd to 5th September, at International Schlickeralmlauf in Telfes in the Stubai Valley. Here’s a statement from the organiser: “At the moment ...

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

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

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

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 ...