Archive for August, 2010

GeezerJock founder needs help on story about sexy geezerstuds

Sean Callahan, who founded GeezerJock magazine (later renamed Masters Athlete) and did the definitive Kathy Jager doping story eight years ago, says: “I’m writing a story about sexuality in older adults and part of the story is theorizing that remaining active and physically fit is nothing but a help in this department. The story is […]

August 31, 2010   Posted in: Uncategorized  5 Comments

Rain (but not hurricane) possible for Puerto Rico WMA regionals

Lane assignments and heat sheets have been posted for this weekend’s WMA regional meet in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Check out this detailed list. And here is the final entrant list — 289 athletes, from Guatemala’s Jose Francisco Aguilar to Mexico’s Jose Zepeda. “Weather report to date is Hurricane Earl will not affect the meet in […]

August 31, 2010   Posted in: Uncategorized  35 Comments

Help wanted: seeks motivated advertising rep

In the past month, according to my Google Analytics account, was viewed by 14,376 people — called unique visitors in the jargon. They came to this site 42,808 times and viewed 181,232 pages, spending close to 3 1/2 minutes at a time here, on average. During the peak summer season, we had 18,000 uniques […]

August 30, 2010   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Bernard Lagat’s 7:29 for 3000 meters is M35 world-age group record

USATF reports that “Bernard Lagat set the American record in the men’s 3,000m Saturday night at the Rieti 2010 meeting in Italy. In a race that saw Tariku Bekele (ETH) win in a world-leading 7:28.70, Bernard Lagat finished as the runner-up crossing the line in an American record 7:29.00. The previous record of 7:30.84 was […]

August 30, 2010   Posted in: Uncategorized  5 Comments

Palmer, Maxwell reportedly smash American hurdle records in Colo.

W50 newbie Liz Palmer and M90 star Ralph Maxwell set American records in the hurdles over the weekend at the Rocky Mountain Masters Games in Fort Collins, Colorado, according to early reports. Official results haven’t been posted, but Liz reportedly ran the 80-meter hurdles in 12.44 seconds — beating the listed AR of 12.68 by […]

August 30, 2010   Posted in: Uncategorized  7 Comments

W50 sprinter, thrower Debbie Selby bravely fighting breast cancer

Debbie Selby, daughter of ironman M80 runner Jim Selby, went in for an annual checkup August 3 and discovered a lump in her breast. It was small, and almost overlooked. But Dr. Georganne Novak put Debbie through a needle biopsy, and her fears were confirmed: breast cancer. “It’s a miracle,” Debbie says of the early […]

August 28, 2010   Posted in: Uncategorized  17 Comments

Neidig, Palmer seek national records at Rocky Mountain Games

M65 sprinter Donald Neidig and W50 cohort Liz Palmer are shooting for national age-group records in the 200 and 100, respectively, at tomorrow’s Rocky Mountain Masters Games, says a story in the local paper. The meet is at Colorado State University in Fort Collins — 5,000 feet above sea level. A big boost for sprinters. […]

August 28, 2010   Posted in: Uncategorized  11 Comments

Geraldine Finnegan finds rainbow at end of doping-case ordeal

Geraldine Finnegan’s season from hell ended with some heavenly finishes at the Irish Masters Athletics Championships, say online reports. This story says: “Geraldine Finnegan insists she is delighted to have put her ‘nightmare’ doping scandal behind her after claiming five medals –- including four gold -– with season best results at last week’s National Championships […]

August 27, 2010   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

USATF study honcho says masters can still benefit from stretching

A few days ago, USATF published the results of its long-awaited stretching survey. Here’s the summary. And here are the protocols. “To stretch or not to stretch? That’s a question millions of runners ask themselves daily,” the report begins. “But results from a USA Track & Field-sponsored clinical trial involving close to 3,000 runners confirm […]

August 25, 2010   Posted in: Uncategorized  17 Comments

English grad student surveys masters on supplement use, benefits

Paul Astles, a graduate student at Leeds Metropolitan University in England, has reached out with an interesting request. Paul writes: “I am currently studying for an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology and I am planning on undertaking my thesis around masters athletes. Specifically, the aim of my research would be to investigate attitudes towards […]

August 25, 2010   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments