All the latest Masters Athletics News from the WMA

Sovereign’s Medal Presentation to Doug Smith

Doug Smith was honoured, at the Athletics Ontario Virtual Awards Gala on Wednesday December 15. He was presented with the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers from the Governor General, her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon. The Queen’s Medal is the highest award given to a Volunteer in Canada. Doug is the chair of the Ontario ...

Masters Race Walkers invited to participate in WMA Road Race Walk Cup.

World Master Athletics in Cooperation with World Athletics Press release on WMA Road Race Walk Cup in Muscat/Oman 4 – 5 March 2022 World Masters Athletics (WMA) and World Athletics have worked hard over the last few years to develop a closer relationship. This postponement was significantly disappointing for both partners. World Athletics now invited ...

Awards for Leonie Etong following her outstanding contribution to Athletics

GWES Falcon Award for Female Sports Diplomacy for Leonie Etong After so many months of no competition, Masters athletes from the African region recently enjoyed a well-run championships in Nairobi under the leadership of the AFMA President Leonie Etong.  Leonie works hard for the success of Masters athletics in Africa. WMA is proud to inform ...

Award for Brian Keaveney for 50 Years Service as an Official

The WMA president would like to acknowledge the dedication and hard work of council member, Vice-President of Competition: Brian Keaveney, following his award for 50 years officiating within the Canadian Athletics System. ============== On Saturday August 14th at the Ontario Masters Athletics Championship meet, Brian was presented with his 50-year award for officiating in track and ...

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 ...