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Canadian W40 5,000m record smashed at York University

Canadian W40 5,000m record smashed at York University

Mary Unsworth lowered the masters indoor record for the 40-44 age group by more than two minutes Source: Canadian W40 5,000m record smashed at York University – Canadian Running Magazine Mary Unsworth improved the Canadian W40 5,000m indoor record by more than two minutes at the Toronto Track and Field Centre on Sunday. The masters […]
Oceania Masters Championships – Event also about camaraderie

Oceania Masters Championships – Event also about camaraderie

Source: Event also about camaraderie It does not matter the age or how much the body creaks — as long as the competitive juices still flow. For many sport is about winning and losing. But what is also important is camaraderie, stretching the emotions and giving your all. That was plain to see during the […]
Hard work key to Scholten’s comeback

Hard work key to Scholten’s comeback

Source: Hard work key to Scholten’s comeback Michael Scholten has come a long way since his return to athletics nine years ago. The 39-year-old will be one of the strongest local hopes at the Oceania Masters Athletics Championships, beginning at the Caledonian Ground today and running until next Saturday. One of many Otago athletes making […]
Impressive Sunderland Harrier eyes World V35 800m

Impressive Sunderland Harrier eyes World V35 800m

I love seeing Master Athletes in local news stories, here is a prime example covering Vicky Haswell, in the Sunderland Echo, UK. Sunderland Harrier Vicky Haswell has resurrected her athletics career and her performances are starting to catch the eye. But it is through her change of events, from the heptathlon to endurance runner, that […]
Ontario Masters Adds Mixed Gender Relays To The Program

Ontario Masters Adds Mixed Gender Relays To The Program

“Your opportunity to set an Ontario Masters Relay record just DOUBLED!!” Did you know the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will have a mixed Men/Women’s 4x400m relay?  Yes it will! And we’re starting here in Ontario, too. Welcome to the “Introductory Phase” for Mixed Relays. We are beginning with Mini Meet #2 (Jan 21st) with a 4×400 […]
WADA publishes 2018 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods

WADA publishes 2018 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods

Source: WADA publishes 2018 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods | World Anti-Doping Agency Today, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) publishes the 2018 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List); along with, the 2018 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes. The List, which was approved by WADA’s Executive Committee on 24 September 2017, comes […]
Heagney sets new Masters record

Heagney sets new Masters record

Masters athletes in top form at Australian Masters. Source: Heagney sets new Masters record | Bendigo Advertiser FIVE clubmates from Eaglehawk and another from Bendigo Harriers were in hot form at the weekend’s Australian Masters multi event athletics championships in Bendigo. Among the many highlights in the 10-discipline decathlon or seven-event heptathlon were an Australian […]
Old and fit: Seniors who make their mark in sport and fitness

Old and fit: Seniors who make their mark in sport and fitness

Age is no barrier to improved fitness and health as these athletes prove Defying her ripe old age of 92, the world’s oldest active gymnast wowed audiences at a Marina Bay Sands ballroom on Sunday (April 30) during an eldercare convention. Ms Johanna Quaas performed an agile routine on the parallel bars, with deft dives […]
Diana Norman, the masters gold medal machine – Athletics Weekly

Diana Norman, the masters gold medal machine – Athletics Weekly

Few masters athletes are as successful as Diana Norman and she reflects on her career so far Source: Athletics Weekly | Diana Norman, the masters gold medal machine – Athletics Weekly Few masters athletes are as successful as Diana Norman and she reflects on her career so far Perhaps the most prolific masters athlete in […]
Margit Jungmann wants to run for WMA Presidency 2018 in Malaga

Margit Jungmann wants to run for WMA Presidency 2018 in Malaga

EMA – European Masters Athletics Source: Margit Jungmann wants to run for WMA Presidency 2018 in Malaga The German Team Leader and WMA Executive Vice-President Margit Jungmann was nominated by the German Athletic Federation last weekend to run for the Presidency of WMA. She wants to receive the batton from Stan Perkins because he has […]
Choose life!

Choose life!

An 86-year-old Jerusalem scholar expertly explains in a new book how to live a healthy life and practices what he preaches. Source: Choose life! – HEALTH & SCIENCE – Jerusalem Post By now, everybody in Israel and the Jewish world abroad should know that tobacco, overweight and obesity, inactivity and a junk food diet cause […]
What do you need to hear from Maine athletes to stay motivated in 2018?

What do you need to hear from Maine athletes to stay motivated in 2018?

Source: What do you need to hear from Maine athletes to stay motivated in 2018? — Sports — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine This is the time of year when we Americans begin contemplating how we can improve our lives as we look toward a new year. Often we try to motivate ourselves by […]

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