Archive for October, 2004

Double-deca survivor reveals his secret

The double decathlon isn’t as tough as a day in Iraq, but for athletes of any stripe — especially masters — it’s the most demanding test of skill, will and endurance in athletics — even worse than the Ironman, I’d wager. On Oct. 8-9 in Lynchburg, Virginia, 49-year-old Rob Duncanson of Southern California scored 11,325 […]

October 28, 2004   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

More masters bite the drug dust

According to latest IAAF newsletter, dated Oct. 14, 2004, Jacobs was joined on the banned list by Ivan Faychak of Ukraine. Faychak is an M60 multi-event star who performed well at the 2003 indoor Eurovets meet in San Sebastian, Spain. He also picked up medals in the hurdles and long jump.

October 26, 2004   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

Update on Kingdom 13.79 mystery

I’ve received two communications on the case of the missing 13.79 Roger Kingdom hurdles mark from the various season lists. Roger himself wrote me: “I have no clue! Maybe we need to ask them (USATF) or the Slippery Rock University coaches about that.” And USATF statmeister Glen McMicken wrote me: “I am still looking into […]

October 10, 2004   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

Two more masters records — unignorable

Pete Mulholland, my esteemed British colleague in masters observerdom, wrote to remind me of two other notable records. At least one is certain to gain WMA ratification: the 47.82 in the M40 400 by Italy’s Enrico Saraceni. His world record should be a slam dunk since it occurred at the European Veterans Athletic Championships in […]

October 10, 2004   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

Another set of records to be ignored

Another great year for masters records. Another year where said records will be overlooked, ignored and otherwise unrecognized by USATF and World Masters Athletics — if past seasons are any indication. While working to update my records page, I came across some amazing new masters bests. Most will fall through the cracks at record-ratification time […]

October 10, 2004   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

Decatur meet featured in debut GeezerJock

GeezerJock promised. GeezerJock delivered. The new masters sports magazine, which debuts in print form this month, has already made a big splash via its online counterpart. One of its first articles focuses on the USATF Masters Nationals this past summer in Decatur, Illinois. Sean Callahan does a great job in depicting the various kinds of […]

October 7, 2004   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed