2019 EMA Event Group Athletes of the Year

The European Masters Athletics have announced their athletes for the 2020 season, huge congratulations to all 🙂


Masters athletes from track & field and long-distance running and walking will be awarded as Master‘s Athlete of the Year at EMACI 2020 in Braga. The athletes were nominated by the EMA member federations, the final decision was made by the EMA selection committee.

The British Evaun Williams and Ian Richards were named the best European Masters Athletes of the Year in the categorie „Overall“. The photos show the race walker Ian Richards as guest and spectator at the half marathon at the EMAC Venice and Evaun Williams at the celebration of the 2018 EMA Best Masters Awards in Jesolo, category „Throws“.


Congratulations to all these 2019 EMA Event Group Athletes of the Year!


Evaun Williams (W80, GBR)

Ian Richards (M70, GBR)


  • Riet Jonkers-Slegers (W75, NED)
  • Donald Brown (M55, GBR)

Middle distance

  • Anne Gilshinan (W50, IRL)
  • Joe Gough (M65, IRL)

Long distance

  • Clare Elms (W55, GBR)
  • Said Boudalia (M50, ITA)


  • Evaun Williams (W80, GBR)
  • Carmelo Rado (M85, ITA)


  • Rietje Dijkman (W80, NED)
  • Wolfgang Ritte (M65, GER)

Combined events

  • Rosa Escribano (W60, ESP)
  • Rolf Geese (M75, GER)

Race walks

  • Noel Blatchford (W70, GBR)
  • Ian Richards (M75, GBR)