Archive for February, 2013

Polish M45 runner suspended 2 years for doping at Eurovets

The Eurovets site and World Masters Athletics report: “Polish masters athlete Wieslaw Pietka has been found guilty of an anti-doping rule violation after testing positive during the European Veterans Championships Stadia in Zittau, Zgorzelec and Hradek on 23rd August 2012. In conformity with the disciplinary decision of 17th January 2013, the Polish Athletics Federation (PZLA) […]

February 24, 2013   Posted in: Uncategorized  6 Comments

Landover indoor nationals entries have shot at breaking 1K mark

Jerry Bookin-Weiner, meet director of indoor nationals, writes: “Last night was the ‘on-time’ deadline for entries to the USA Masters Indoor T&F Championships in Landover. As of this morning we have 937 people registered. That does not count the foreign athletes (we have 14 that I know of so far) or those entering relays only (we have […]

February 23, 2013   Posted in: Uncategorized  17 Comments

Teams sought to race M70s, make possible a 4×800 WR at Armory

Want to rabbit a world record? That’s the request from Hal Lieberman in the Big Apple, who writes about an M70 attempt to crack the WR in the 4×800 relay on Tuesday, March 5. Hal is on the team that also includes the legendary Sid Howard, Norman Goluskin and Dom Rappazzo. He writes that this […]

February 22, 2013   Posted in: Uncategorized  7 Comments

Age-group PRs for Canadian pair also equate to world records

Canadian superstars Christa Bortignon and pal Olga Kotelko opened their season with a pair of world records over the weekend in Kamloops, British Columbia. On Feb. 16, 93-year-old Olga upped her own high jump indoor WR to 0.77 (2-6 1/4) from 0.76 (2-6) and 76-year-old Christa went 7.54 (24-9) to beat her own triple jump […]

February 19, 2013   Posted in: Uncategorized  8 Comments

Houston Elite M60 goes sub-4 in 4×4; Doc Patton claims M35 WR

All right. Forget about little Mary Cain and her latest high school record. At Saturday’s Millrose Games, Houston Elite’s Bill Collins, Horace Grant, Rick Riddle and Charles Allie averaged quarter-miles under 60 seconds in shattering the listed M60 world record in the indoor 4×400 with a sensational 3:59.09. Their ages and splits: Collins (62) opened […]

February 16, 2013   Posted in: Uncategorized  19 Comments

Kathy Martin loses W55 indoor 1500 WR to Spain’s Aurora Perez

Aurora Perez, who holds the W50 world indoor record at 1500 meters, turned 55 in November and didn’t waste time going after the W55 global best. She got it Feb. 3, says the Eurovets site, “in the city of Antequera (Spain) with a time of 4:58.13 – a tremendous race, a great record! Congratulations! See […]

February 12, 2013   Posted in: Uncategorized  5 Comments

Sweden’s superstar high jumper sets M75 indoor Världsrekord

Old straddlers never die. They just break their own records. So we see from Swedish press reports (relayed by Anthony Treacher). According to this Swedish site, barefoot-lead-leg Carl-Erik Särndal lifted his own M75 world indoor record in the high jump to 1.52 meters (4-11 3/4) in late January. Here’s the crappy Google translation: “It was […]

February 12, 2013   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

Brad Barton’s Magical Misery Tour in winning Boston masters mile

Brad Barton won the masters mile invitational at the week-ago New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston in 4:24.14, beating Hartshorne Mile victor Scott Weeks in the process. He fell short of his M45 indoor WR goal. But cut him some slack. He was sicker than sick. As he details in his amazing blog, he […]

February 9, 2013   Posted in: Uncategorized  4 Comments

Snow is no deterrent to supertough tracksters in Chicagoland

M55 sprinter Jason Purcell, perhaps off-put by my reporting from 80-degree all-comers meets in San Diego, shared this photo of himself with Junior Olympian Jenna Spanswick, getting ready for the Wisconsin Indoor Track and Field Championships. “This is how sprinters train in Chicago!” Jason wrote. “You’ve got to wear your spikes in this stuff!” I […]

February 4, 2013   Posted in: Uncategorized  8 Comments

Swedish superstar nails M40 world indoor record in the long jump

Sunday in Stockholm, M40 pentathlon WR holder Mattias Sunneborn long-jumped 7.59 meters (24-11) at the indoor Raka Spåret meet (which translates to “straight track”). That beats the listed M40 world indoor record of 7.52 (24-8 1/4) by Britain’s Barrington Williams in 1996. Results of the Swedish meet are here. According to Wikipedia, “Mattias Sunneborn (born […]

February 3, 2013   Posted in: Uncategorized  4 Comments