Archive for March, 2016

Download these: Outtakes from IAAF Portland 800 races all yours

Call me crazy, or just plain lazy. I took hundreds of pictures of the masters exhibition 800s at IAAF Portland, and I’m letting anyone have them. No charge. These are original high-resolution images of Saturday’s men’s race won by David Wilcock and the women’s race won by Helene Marie Douay. Plus dozens of before and […]

March 20, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  6 Comments

Douay, Wilcock, Gough turn heads in IAAF Portland masters 800s

Ireland’s Joe Gough, 63, signed autographs and posed with fans at IAAF Portland worlds Saturday night. He hadn’t won the race. But he won the hearts of nearly 7,000 fans at the Oregon Convention Center after bravely sprinting away from all but Britain’s Dave Wilcock (bib name was wrong) at the bell of the masters […]

March 19, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  32 Comments

Nolan Shaheed, 2 others scratch from IAAF Portland 800 races

SoCal Track Club’s Nolan Shaheed, whose 800 seed time of 2:17.5 for IAAF Portland sparked questions, won’t run at worlds after all. Neither will France’s Marc Schmitt or Spain’s Aurora Perez in the W55 women’s race. According to start lists for Saturday’s events at the Oregon Convention Center, Nolan has been replaced in the M60 […]

March 18, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  9 Comments

Penn Relays masters majordomo Felton shares 2016 entry info

Remind me in November to nominate Phil Felton for the USATF Masters David Pain Award for Distinguished Service. Phil’s longtime role as volunteer masters coordinator at the Penn Relays alone qualifies him. He’s circulating entry info now, so check out this PDF. Penn has been the scene of too many records to count — in […]

March 17, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  4 Comments

IAAF Portland worlds has masters besides 800-meter runners

This Saturday, a little before 12:30 p.m. Pacific, the masters women’s 800-meter exhibition starts at IAAF indoor worlds at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Fifty minutes later, the men race. I’ll be there. But you should be able to catch the action live at USATF.TV or somesuch. I wrote a story about the meet […]

March 16, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  8 Comments

Masters javelin star Bradstock seeks to grow Olympians art group

Roald Bradstock has been a javelin star forever — as an Olympian and masters record holder. But now he’s bringing his day job to the fore — as an artist. In recent weeks, since becoming executive director of Art of the Olympians Organization, he’s been traveling and doing TV interviews. A press release and Roald’s […]

March 15, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Brit Tony Bowman crushes Yank’s M80 indoor WR for 60 hurdles

M80 superstar Tony Bowman was on fire over the weekend at British masters nationals, setting a world record in the 60-meter hurdles at 10.86. (The listed WR is American Mel Larsen’s 11.10 from 2005.) Tony also won the 60, 200 and 400, says Athletics Weekly, which added: “In her debut in the age group, Lucy […]

March 14, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  3 Comments

Sonja Friend-Uhl, Antwon Dussett star in USA nats exhibitions

Running far ahead, W40 Sonja Friend-Uhl and M40 Antwon Dussett swept the masters exhibition events Saturday at USA indoor nationals in Portland — a week before IAAF worlds. First Sonja won the mile in 4:56.89 — about 13 seconds ahead of runner-up Jennifer St. Jean. (W45 record-holder Kris Paaso was entered but didn’t run.) Then […]

March 13, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  3 Comments

Bill Collins notches 3rd Athlete of the Week honors from USATF

For at least the third time in his storied career, Masters Hall of Famer Bill Collins late Friday was named USATF Athlete of the Week. (Normally, AoWs are announced Wednesday, but we’ll forgive Indy.) His earlier nods were also for indoor star turns — in 2006 and again in 2011 after setting sprint records at […]

March 12, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  20 Comments

Rhythmic clapping for William Augustus Banks III: Happy 60th!

Willie Banks turned 60 on Friday, apparently somewhere in Japan, his second home. He hasn’t talked much about his track goals for M60, but I suspect he’ll show up out of nowhere someday and shock us all, hopefully in the 三段跳び (triple jump in Japanese). I had some wonderful interactions with Willie this year, including […]

March 11, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  3 Comments