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Gala Day for Masters athletes in Oz

Gala Day for Masters athletes in Oz

Members of the Nepean District Athletics Club. Photo: Melinda Jane If you ever feel like reliving your youth or just have that competitive urge burning inside of you, Nepean District Athletics Club will be hosting a Masters Gala Day next weekend for people over 30. To be held at Blair Oval in St Marys on […]
How they train – Virginia Mitchell – Athletics Weekly

How they train – Virginia Mitchell – Athletics Weekly

AW speaks with the three-time world masters champion about training and the masters athletics scene This is a story that appeared in the UK Athletics Magazine – Athletics Weekly about the British and world champion Virginia Mitchell, so I had to share it, it is a great piece and in the general media which helps […]
Joe Lary earns USA Track and Field All-America honors

Joe Lary earns USA Track and Field All-America honors

He had come so close, so many times. It was a goal on his bucket list for most of his adult life, one he spent decades pursuing. But when he suffered a debilitating stroke in 2010, at age 64, his hope of reaching that goal were dashed. It was no longer possible. Or so he […]
GAAA pushing IAAF to become more proactive against political interference

GAAA pushing IAAF to become more proactive against political interference

The Gibraltar Athletics Amateur Association has pushed a motion through the Athletics Association of the Small States of Europe (AASSE) calling on member federations to become more proactive against political interference. The motion seeking support for the principle “that politics should not be allowed to interfere in sporting matters and that all member federations of […]
Spanish Government continues to refuse athletes entry

Spanish Government continues to refuse athletes entry

  It would appear the Spanish government have yet again been refusing athletes the right to participate in their sport. Earlier this year whilst at our very own World Masters Athletics Champs in Malaga, athletes from Gibraltar were refused entry Olympic Movement guilty of paying lip-service to action when it comes to dealing with political discrimination […]
Shaw’s record-breaking run continues on athletics track

Shaw’s record-breaking run continues on athletics track

Veteran breaks Bendigo track and field records.   Geoff Shaw THE hot streak of form by Bendigo Harriers’ veteran Geoff Shaw rolled on at Saturday’s non-Shield track and field meeting run by Flack Advisory Bendigo Region. A world masters champion for the 70-plus decathlon, Shaw broke more Centre records for his class at the Latrobe […]
Bio-Synergy Ambassador

Bio-Synergy Ambassador

Well, its good to see that as a Master Athlete there are still some companies out there that recognise the effort and work that we do! I have become an official part of the Bio-Synergy team #TeamBioSynergy #MakeItHappen as an ambassador to the brand and supplements that they produce. I have used Bio Synergy on […]
Mark Kiptoo sets world record of 2:07:50 at Frankfurt Marathon

Mark Kiptoo sets world record of 2:07:50 at Frankfurt Marathon

Mark Kiptoo of Kenya set a new master’s world record on Sunday and Meskerem Assefa won and broke the women’s course record in 2:20:36 Mark Kiptoo of Kenya set a new M40 marathon world record in Frankfurt on Sunday in 2:07:50. The 42-year-old runner was formerly a 5,000m specialist on the track. He was the […]
Myths About Fitness After 50 you Should Ignore

Myths About Fitness After 50 you Should Ignore

Being over 50 isn’t too late to get in shape. Here’s a look at myths you should never believe about fitness at mid-life.   Myth: I haven’t exercised my whole life—it’s too late to start Dmitry-Sheremeta/ShutterStock The one thing to remember is that you’re never too old to start exercising. “There is no expiration date […]
World Masters Athletics 2018 Marathon Toronto

World Masters Athletics 2018 Marathon Toronto

WMA World Masters results, the overall men’s title went to Olivier Lambert of the United States in 2:34:28, second place went to Avit Levesque of Laval in 2:38:51, and third place went to Jose Perona Sanchez of Spain in 2:41:34. On the women’s side, the title went to Rosalind Smye Morton of Toronto in 3:06:56, […]
Meet the 87-year-old athlete Daisy Victor

Meet the 87-year-old athlete Daisy Victor

At 87, athlete Daisy Victor has 414 medals. Recently, she added a bronze, won at the 2018 World Masters Athletics Championships for shot put and discus, to her collection Masters Athletics Championships for shot put and discus, to her collection She has participated in 20 international meets, 36 national meets, 59 district meets in the […]
Professor coaches 90-year-old father at World Masters Championships

Professor coaches 90-year-old father at World Masters Championships

It’s not unusual to see dads coaching their sons and daughters. What is unusual is a son coaching his dad. Rarer still is the opportunity for the duo to compete on an international level among the world’s oldest athletes. SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – It’s not unusual to see dads coaching their sons and daughters. What […]

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