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12th African Masters Athletics Championships begins in Tunisia

12th African Masters Athletics Championships begins in Tunisia

Nigeria’s representatives to the 12th African Masters Athletics Championships have promised not to disappoint the country at the event. Gloria Obajimi, President of  Nigeria Athletics Masters (NAM) led five other athletes to the championships. The championships commenced on Feb. 6 and would end on Feb. 9 in Rades, Tunisia. Obajimi would compete in the 200m […]
Stratford’s masters athlete Brennan takes first in his age group at Chichester

Stratford’s masters athlete Brennan takes first in his age group at Chichester

STRATFORD Athletic Club international masters athlete Phil Brennan finished first in his age category at the Chichester 10k at Goodwood last Sunday, gaining an England vest in the process. The race was held over public roads for the first six kilometres and finished with a complete lap of the Goodwood Motor Circuit. The country roads […]
Turning old into gold, world track star at 87

Turning old into gold, world track star at 87

Turning old into gold – how I became a world track star at 87 ”Some of the gym-goers sometimes comment, ‘If I reach your age, I hope I’m in the same situation,”’ she smiles. Supergran Clasina van der Veeken may have only won her first athletics medal 14 years ago, but the remarkable octogenarian has […]
Meridian Stretches for Athletes

Meridian Stretches for Athletes

All Masters athletes feel an urgency that most people experience infrequently… and it’s like this everyday. Because we know all to well the difficulties and the handwork we place on our bodies. Over our shoulder they sense the pending excitement and high anticipation of competition. We only have so much time to train before they […]
Masters Athletics legend the golden Bolt dies aged 108.

Masters Athletics legend the golden Bolt dies aged 108.

Masters Athletics legend the golden Bolt dies aged 108. One of the oldest ever master athletes set an age world record in 2015 for 100m Hidekichi Miyazaki [Courtesy] Hidekichi Miyazaki, a Japanese centenarian who set the 100-metre sprint world record for the over-105 age category, has died aged 108, a local sports official said Friday. […]
Masters Athlete Jo Pavey, 45, targets record sixth Olympic Games!

Masters Athlete Jo Pavey, 45, targets record sixth Olympic Games!

British distance runner Jo Pavey is targeting a record-equalling sixth Olympic Games next year, when she will be 46.   2000-2016: Pavey at the Olympics – in Sydney, Athens, Beijing, London and Rio British runner Jo Pavey is targeting a record-equalling sixth Olympic Games next year, when she will be 46. That would match javelin […]
Speed Strength Book Review – Just Fly Sports

Speed Strength Book Review – Just Fly Sports

If like me you’re an avid junkie on Athletic Performance Podcasts, you will of course come across the work done by Joel Smith under https://www.just-fly-sports.com/ and the now (as I Write this) #132 Podcasts, all with the same purpose of understanding what is performance and how to improve upon it! The Just Fly Sports Podcast, […]
Masters Sprinters Live Longer

Masters Sprinters Live Longer

The delayed aging of masters sprinters Endurance training and interval training lifespan, we all know this already, its in every magazine published. Well, that probably also applies to explosive sprint training. Brazilian sports scientists at the Universidade Catolica de Brasilia come to this conclusion in a small human study. According to this study middle aged sprinters […]
Cash for Medals – USA Masters incentivise Torun Championships

Cash for Medals – USA Masters incentivise Torun Championships

USAMTF have launched a campaign that is Cash for Medals, believing that by providing a financial incentive will result in the “better” athletes turning up to the championships and winning! In a plan to boost U.S. medal fortunes at the upcoming WMA World Indoor Championships in Toruń, Poland, USA Track and Field has launched a […]
No Record For Dykes!

No Record For Dykes!

Only a week ago we posted about the incredible record ran by Gene Dykes at the Jacksonville Marathon. However, it would appear not to be so. The course it would appear although being an official course the race itself had not received the official sanctions that would have allowed the time ran by Gene to […]
70-year-old Gene Dykes sets marathon world record for age group

70-year-old Gene Dykes sets marathon world record for age group

SCREENSHOT/CANADA RUNNING SERIES/YOUTUBE Gene Dykes, shown here running the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Gene Dykes, a 70-year-old running machine and retired computer programmer from Bala Cynwyd, set a world record for his age group on Dec. 15 by running a 2:54:23 marathon. Before we move on, let’s run that back: Gene Dykes is a 70-year-old […]
Masters Athlete – Sinead Diver win Aust 10,000m titles

Masters Athlete – Sinead Diver win Aust 10,000m titles

Late-blooming Sinead Diver has set her sights on contesting the 10,000m at next year’s world championships in Doha after winning the Australian title in Melbourne. Diver, 41, smashed her personal best with a time of 31 minutes 50.98 seconds at the Zatopek:10 meet at Lakeside Stadium, less than a second outside the automatic qualifying time […]

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