World Masters Athletics Championships 2020 Cancelled

The WMA championships due to be held in Toronto at the end of July have officially been cancelled, in a mass mail sent yesterday evening by the Organising committee the statement informed all the athletes that the championships would no longer be going ahead, in light of the current devastating Covid 19 Virus sweeping the world.  A virus that itself has a greater risk of death for the elderly, which of course is the remit of our very sport!

This is a sad time for the world in general and one especially for th world of sport, we have already seen cancellations of events globally, Masters Events everywhere have already been affected.

But we are sport made up of 1000s of resilient athletes, those of us who refuse to give up and continue to challenge ourselves, this is a set back and being real this is a set back that may mean some of us never compete on the athletics stage again, for what ever reason.  But for those that remain this is just another small chapter in that journey that makes Masters Athletes so great, the resilience, the tenacity, the strength and most of all the comradeship .

 

The Toronto statement is below:

WMATO2020-CANCELLED
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