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The Legend Mr John Gilmour, WWII veteran and WA Marathon Club Founder has passed away!

The Legend Mr John Gilmour, WWII veteran and WA Marathon Club Founder has passed away!

We’d like to acknowledge the legendary, Mr John Gilmour who was 99 years young a WWII veteran and multiple world masters record holder. John served in the Australian Infantry Forces and was taken as a prisoner of war in Singapore but overcame eyesight damage to achieve an abundance of exceptional things within the running community. […]
Sue McDonald Wins Pair of Golds With Record-Setting Performances at USA Masters Nationals

Sue McDonald Wins Pair of Golds With Record-Setting Performances at USA Masters Nationals

Santa Barbara’s Sue McDonald doubled her pleasure with two American records and a pair of titles at the USA Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Spokane, Wash., last week.  Sue McDonald holds off the field to win the gold medal in the Women’s 55-59 400 meters. (USA Track & Field photo) McDonald started the national […]
Masters Championships Bring Three World Records, the Best Dab We’ve Seen This Summer

Masters Championships Bring Three World Records, the Best Dab We’ve Seen This Summer

Still making excuses to skip your speedwork today? Who says you ever have to stop running competitively? The track has no age limit for these Masters athletes: Three world records were shattered at the USATF Outdoor Masters Championships this past weekend in Spokane, Washington. One of the biggest ones was 95-year-old Roy Englert of Springfield, […]
Ontario Masters meet highlights benefits of activity at all ages

Ontario Masters meet highlights benefits of activity at all ages

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl03ynvlMDL/?taken-by=omatracknfield The field was packed for the mixed 100m dash at the Ontario Masters Athletics Championships at Toronto’s York University. The field was packed for the mixed 100m dash at the Ontario Masters Athletics Championships at Toronto’s York University this weekend. Seventy-four runners participated, with Alex Helman, 24, (10.80 seconds), Mellard Brown, 34, (11.12) and Michael James, […]
100-year-old sets age-group record in men’s 200 at USATF Outdoor Championships

100-year-old sets age-group record in men’s 200 at USATF Outdoor Championships

The USATF Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships concluded at Eastern Washington University with five world and 15 American age-group records set over the four days. The USATF Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships concluded at Eastern Washington University with five world and 15 American age-group records set over the four days, capped by 100-year-old […]
95 year-old smashes age group 800m world record at USATF Masters Championships

95 year-old smashes age group 800m world record at USATF Masters Championships

Roy Englert is a 95 year-old U.S. Navy veteran and an 800m world record holder Roy Englert is a 95 year-old U.S. Navy veteran and an 800m world record holder. This weekend are the USATF Masters Outdoor Championships. On day one of the competition, Englert ran almost five seconds faster than the previous M95 800m world record […]
Brennan takes silver at British Masters Half Marathon Championships

Brennan takes silver at British Masters Half Marathon Championships

PHIL Brennan defied the “brutal” conditions as he came away with a silver medal in his age category at the British Masters Half Marathon Championships on Sunday. This year’s championships were incorporated into the Caterham Rotary Half Marathon. The undulating course consists of two laps of leafy country lanes around Redhill Aerodrome. Stratford AC’s Brennan, […]
This 84-year-old great-grandmother holds pole vault world records

This 84-year-old great-grandmother holds pole vault world records

Acclaimed Vermont athlete Florence “Flo” Meiler is an international track and field sensation. She took some time from her busy schedule to chat with Digital Journal about her career as a world record holder in the pole vault (Masters Athletics). She has five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Particularly impressive about Meiler is that she began […]
Sagedahls: Three generations of running excellence

Sagedahls: Three generations of running excellence

FAIRMONT — If you’re signed up for the 2-mile run at next Saturday’s 40th annual Fairmont Summer Run, the odds are good you’ll be running close to a member of the Family FAIRMONT — If you’re signed up for the 2-mile run at next Saturday’s 40th annual Fairmont Summer Run, the odds are good you’ll […]
USA Masters Track Championships  Include Over 900 Athletes and A 100-Year-Old!

USA Masters Track Championships  Include Over 900 Athletes and A 100-Year-Old!

MEET INCLUDES 18 HALL OF FAMERS, 36 WORLD RECORD HOLDERS, 116 RETURNING NATIONAL CHAMPIONS112 WASHINGTON STATE ATHLETES INCLUDING 18 FROM SPOKANE AREA As the world gears up to compete in the World Masters Championships over in Malaga Spain we of course have the small issue of who will remain supreme as National Champions before heading over! and […]
Johnston isn’t slowing down in the circle

Johnston isn’t slowing down in the circle

Frank Johnston knows he stands out. “I wonder what it is?,” he quipped during a Brockville Legion Track and Field Club practice Tuesday evening. Here is a 70-year-old man with white facial hair waiting for his turn to enter TISS’shot put circle in a line filled with other teen girls and boys, most of who […]
Weymouth’s Kevin Archer bags sixth win of the season

Weymouth’s Kevin Archer bags sixth win of the season

WEYMOUTH ST Paul’s Harrier Kevin Archer stormed to his sixth win of the season at the England Athletics Masters Association Inter Area Challenge… WEYMOUTH ST Paul’s Harrier Kevin Archer stormed to his sixth win of the season at the England Athletics Masters Association Inter Area Challenge at Solihull. Archer, competing in the men’s 60-69 classification, […]

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