Archive for September, 2016

W65 Weia Reinboud jumps from HJ to javelin world records

Last weekend, Holland’s Weia Reinboud added to her legend by throwing another W65 world record in the javelin. (See results here.) She noted that her 32.02 (105-0 1/2) was with the 500-gram stick, instead of the old 400-gram. “I am not very content with my technique in this throw,” she told me. Now she joins […]

September 30, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  8 Comments

IAAF boss Seb Coe enters M60 group, but says he won’t compete

IAAF Prez Sebastian Coe turned 60 on Thursday, and Athletics Weekly tried to get him to say he’ll consider masters track. He didn’t take the bait. AW writes: “Having watched such incredible competition unfold in Rio, was there a small part of Coe that was itching to pull on the spikes again and be out […]

September 29, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Sprint star Darren Scott aiming to become decathlon world champ

British M45 sprinter Darren Scott’s local paper reports that he’s looking to become a decathlete — and become world champ by the time he’s 50 in three years. The story says: “Scott is back on the gold trail after winning both the 100 metres and 200 metres races in the British Masters Athletics Federation Championships […]

September 27, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  11 Comments

From cripple to WR man, Thomas Stewens eyes return to decathlon

After setting a startling M50 world record in the pentathlon, Germany’s Thomas Stewens became my latest Q&A target. He responded immediately. But I forgot about his email. My apologies. He’s had rougher treatment. In 2004, after severing the rectus femoris muscle of his takeoff leg quadriceps, he rejected a diagnosis that his leg was shot […]

September 26, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

M45 sprinter/hurdler Karnell Vickers using GoFundMe for Perth

The good news: USATF’s suggestion of masters using GoFundMe to raise money for Perth travel is spreading. The bad news: Karnell Vickers is only halfway to his $5,000 goal via GoFundMe. His local paper in Georgia says Vickers considers running more than a hobby, and “if he gets his chance to fulfill his dream of […]

September 25, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

Ed Whitlock’s next WR goal: M85 marathon under 4 hours at Toronto

Sometimes tracko Ed Whitlock holds the marathon WR in three age groups: M70 (2:54:48), M75 (3:04:54) and M80 (3:15:54). On Oct. 16, if the wind cooperates, he hopes to add M85 — and be the oldest to go sub-4 hours. The listed WR is 4:34:55 by Aussie Robert Horman in 2004. A Canadian running magazine […]

September 24, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

Fiji sending throws star Mereoni Vibose to Perth worlds in October

With Perth starting in a month, we’re seeing hometown media celebrating entrants. Fiji will send two, including Mereoni Vibose, who turned 65 in April and holds national open records in the discus (47.76 or 156-8 1/4) and old javelin (53.18 or 174-5 3/4). The other Fijian is M40 steepler Noel Singh. A story in Fiji […]

September 22, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Anyone in San Diego want free trip to USATF annual meeting?

The San Diego-Imperial USATF Association held its annual elections Wednesday night at Road Runner Sports, a megashoe store. I attended even though I’m a member of the Southern California Association (in order to join the Striders). In any case, I learned that nobody has taken over for Steve Kleinstuber as Masters Track Committee chair. He’s […]

September 21, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Race for 2020 WMA worlds is down to Toronto vs. Gothenburg

Ontario meet maven Doug “Shaggy” Smith said Tuesday on Facebook that Tampere, Finland, has dropped out of the running to host the 2020 WMA outdoor worlds. “That leaves Gothenburg, Sweden, and Toronto in a one-ballot vote in Perth on Sunday, October 30th,” Doug says. I haven’t confirmed the Finnish finish yet, but I trust Doug […]

September 20, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  7 Comments

Steve Peters sweeps M60 sprints at British masters nationals

Our M60 psychiatrist friend Stephen Peters won the 100, 200 and 400 over the weekend at British masters nationals. See results here. Steve’s margins of victory were even more impressive — 12.42 to 13.09 for runner-up Simon Barrett, 24.90 to 26.55 for silver medalist Ian Broadhurst and 58.23 to Simon’s 60.87. An even crazier set […]

September 19, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments