Archive for November, 2017

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  6 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

Sabra Harvey named USATF Athlete of the Week for 15K honors

On Friday, Sabra Harvey, 68, of West Houston was named USATF Athlete of the Week, her first time thus honored, after having the top age-graded percentage at the USATF National Masters 15K Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She ran the 9.3 miles in 1:07:24 — a 7:13 mile pace. Oddly, the announcement story gives no details. […]

November 4, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

Justin Gatlin eyes 2020 Tokyo gold in 100 meters at the age of 39

Justin Gatlin is officially a geezer (according to my rule for tracksters over 35). But he’s no retiree. In fact, the Bolt-beating world sprint champ told Team USA that he’s looking to race in Tokyo — at the 2020 Olympics. “I started my career with an Olympic gold medal (in 2004), I’d love to finish […]

November 3, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  5 Comments

Anthony Whiteman among nominees for Athletics Weekly honors

As we await Meb Keflezighi’s final marathon (at age 42 Sunday in New York City), let’s pause to admire the British track magazine for again uttering the M-word. This time, masters are part of the year-end honors list. Athletics Weekly wants to know your pick for top over-40 athlete in Britain. (My stuff-the-ballot-box votes are […]

November 2, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments