Archive for November, 2017

Sean the blogger shows how not to write about masters track

A sportswear company in the UK has a clueless blogger named Sean, who writes for He interviewed British masters official Maurice Doogan and wasted his time by reinventing the wheel. It appears Sean With-No-Last-Name saw a BBC story about Alex Rotas and her photos of elder athletes. Sean wrote: “Earlier in the summer, a […]

November 14, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

Eurovets report on ritzy ‘Management Workshop for EMA’s future’

Three weeks ago, I wrote about the coming powwow of Eurovets enchiladas in Frankfurt, Germany. I said: “One hopes the council reports out what they’re recommending at the Nov. 3-5 meetings.” Well, they delivered — Euro-fluff. Here’s what “KG” posted on the Eurovets site about the “Management Workshop for EMA’s future.”

November 13, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

M85 Brazilian thrower highlights South American WMA regionals reports that more than 1,500 athletes took part in the WMA South American Regional Championships that ended Sunday in Santiago, the Chilean capital. “Participants came from several nations outside of WMA’s South American Region including Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Curazao, Guatemala, Indonesia, Mexico, Netherlands and United States,” the story says. I found one Yank […]

November 12, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

4 years after the fact, Christian Cushing-Murray nets his M45 AR

On the Ides of March 2013, Christian Cushing-Murray was seven months away from turning 46. He stepped to the line of the first 1500 heat at the Oxy Invitational in Los Angeles and proceeded to chase kids half his age. He finished 13th in a fantastic 3:55.09, which I celebrated as an M45 American record. […]

November 11, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

Carol Lafayette-Boyd called ‘Global Sports MVP’ on Canadian site

W75 sprinter/jumper Carol Lafayette-Boyd — a contender for WMA Female Athlete of the Year after setting five WRs in June and competing in WMA regionals in August — tells a Canadian news site she hopes to compete until she’s 100. We learn: “She hopes that her story can help people see that age shouldn’t stop […]

November 10, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

Aussies get chance at $100 gift certificates for completing surveys

Two Aussie schools are offering a chance at $100 gift vouchers or $150 digital cameras if you take part in their what-motivates-masters study. But they’re apparently targeting folks who competed in the Australian Masters Games. “The first project will explore the reasons why people get involved in sport and how they continue to participate as […]

November 9, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

IAAF London hurdle champ Sally Pearson, 31, mulling master track?

Sally Pearson doesn’t turn 35 until 2021, but she told an Australian masters track club she’s looking to join it. Her first masters worlds wouldn’t be until 2022. But watch out, short hurdlers. (She won the IAAF London world title in 12.59. Also grabbed London Olympic gold.) The Gold Coast Bulletin said: “Pearson has promised […]

November 8, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  3 Comments

Masters vaulters invited to big-time Dallas indoor meet, honcho says

Steve McBride is director of a Dallas indoor meet Dec. 1-2 seeking high-profile entrants. A press release says: “Dunamis Sports Group brings to Dallas Market Hall the nation’s fastest independently owned 200m-banked track. The same blazing track where Tara Davis set the national high school long jump record in February 2017 (21-11) will now host […]

November 7, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

2018 masters nationals are July in Cheney, in case you’re confused

A brief flurry of email has led to official confirmation of where and when 2018 outdoor masters nationals will be. It’s July 26-29 — as noted on the USATF calendar and at It’ll be at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington, 23 minutes southwest of Spokane. (The 2008 outdoor nationals were on the blue […]

November 6, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  10 Comments

Yoko Nakano lowers own W80 world record over 3000 meters

Yoko Nakano of Japan lowered her own W80 world record over 3000 meters a week ago, clocking 14:27.49 at a Japanese masters meet in Wakayama featured at “Dozens of championship records as well as 22 Japan … records were bettered. The listed record is her 14:47.89 from Sept. 17, 2016, in Nigata, Japan. WMA […]

November 5, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment