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Surrey track athlete, 75, off and running for Huntsman World Senior Games

Surrey track athlete, 75, off and running for Huntsman World Senior Games

When he retired from working in a Delta sawmill, Surinder Shah got running again. Growing up in India, he was fast on the track, mostly in the 400-metre distance, but Shah didn’t have much time for such athletic pursuits after he immigrated to Canada in the early 1970s. Today, at the age 75, a full […]
Sport Australia funds $20 million into new campaign

Sport Australia funds $20 million into new campaign

Sport Australia CEO Kate Palmer says a new $22.9 million program will encourage sport and physical activity providers to focus on empowering older Australians to become more active. Sport Australia will manage the Move It Aus – Better Ageing grants program, which was launched today by Federal Sports Minister Bridget McKenzie and is aimed at […]
WMA does 2nd survey in the same year!

WMA does 2nd survey in the same year!

Some of you who visit this blog of mine will know that I do have links currently with the WMA in the guise of running the WMA site as part of the Marketing and Communications Committee And its part of this role that has led to the release of this years 2nd survey following the one […]
Gwinnett school bus driver wins gold at world track championship

Gwinnett school bus driver wins gold at world track championship

Between driving a special education bus for Gwinnett County Public Schools and parenting twins, Emma McGowan also somehow makes time to be an international track and field champion. Between driving a special education bus for Gwinnett County Public Schools and parenting twins, Emma McGowan also somehow makes time to be an international track and field […]
Edmonton lands World Masters Athletics meet for 2021; might be held at massive new indoor facility

Edmonton lands World Masters Athletics meet for 2021; might be held at massive new indoor facility

Ottawa’s Wendy Alexis, left, won silver medals in both the women’s 60-64 age group 60- and 200-metre finals at the world masters indoor athletics championships in Daegu, Korea, while Toronto’s Karla Del Grande, lane 4, captured two gold medals on April 3, 2017. The 2021 championships will be held in Edmonton. Doug Smith / CP […]
Geoff Oliver, 85, sets new world record for endurance run

Geoff Oliver, 85, sets new world record for endurance run

An 85-year-old man has set a new world record in his age group for endurance running. Geoff Oliver, of Hinckley Running Club, logged the record in Tooting by running over 77 miles in the space of 24 hours. https://youtu.be/clDd23AGzJA He set his first world record at the age of 65 – having only begun running […]
M35 400m World Masters Athletics Champion – Me! Stewart Marshall

M35 400m World Masters Athletics Champion – Me! Stewart Marshall

Its been a few days now since the end of the 2018 World Masters Championships in Malaga, a championships that was extremely busy for me personally. As you may know along with running Master-Athlete.com I am the WebMaster for the WMA site.   Though as I write this I could of course complain about being […]
World Masters Athletics New President – Margit Jungmann

World Masters Athletics New President – Margit Jungmann

The New WMA president elect is Margut Jungmann   More to follow, as we get it!
Outrage as Spain ‘forbids’ local athletes from representing Gibraltar in Malaga international event 

Outrage as Spain ‘forbids’ local athletes from representing Gibraltar in Malaga international event 

Local veteran athletes have been “forbidden” by Spain from competing under the Gibraltar flag in the World Masters Athletics Championships, which started yesterday in Malaga. The World Masters Athletics organisation said the local athletes could run as “neutrals” but that it had no choice but to enforce the ban or risk having the Spanish authorities […]
Jamaica Masters Team Confident In Malaga

Jamaica Masters Team Confident In Malaga

AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle Beckford Jamaica’s 15-member team will get its campaign started in the World Masters Athletics Championships in Malaga, Spain, today. The team, made up of 10 males and five females, will compete in men’s and women’s 100m, 200m, 400m, 400m hurdles, long jump, shot put, discus and javelin events. Jamaica Masters Athletics Association […]
445 USATF Masters Track & Field Athletes head to the World Masters Athletics Outdoor Championships in Malaga, Spain!

445 USATF Masters Track & Field Athletes head to the World Masters Athletics Outdoor Championships in Malaga, Spain!

The opening ceremony of the World Masters Championships will herald the beginning of two weeks of competition for over 8000 athletes from 101 countries! 445 USATF Masters Track & Field Athletes head to the World Masters Athletics Outdoor Championships in Malaga, Spain! The opening ceremony of the World Masters Championships will herald the beginning of […]
Fit foot forward

Fit foot forward

Sub Inspector G. Balraj is gearing up to take part in the 800-meter run at the World Masters Athletics Championship, Spain.  Sub Inspector G. Balraj Sub Inspector G. Balraj, of the Chikkadpally Traffic Police Station, is on cloud nine. The cop has the privilege of participating in the 25th World Masters Athletics Championship at Malaga, […]

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