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Germany’s Lothar Fischer ties M80 world record in triple jump

Alfred Hermes reports on a masters meet Sunday in Ingelheim, Germany, which included an M80 world record 8.95 meters (29-4 1/2) in the triple jump by Lothar Fischer. That equals the listed age-group WR by Japan’s Mazumi Morita at 1993 worlds in Miyazaki. See results here. Germany’s track site notes that Lothar also set an […]

June 23, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Free flight to Perth worlds being offered (after signup)

Perhaps taking a cue from the 2017 Auckland World Masters Games, Perth is offering one lucky athlete a free flight to WMA worlds. But you have to enter first. So says WMA. “All you have to do is register for one or more events at the Perth 2016 World Masters Athletics Championships prior to 11.59pm […]

June 22, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Detailed, hourly sked for Grand Rapids nationals due June 30

At the 2008 convention in Reno, Nevada, the USATF Masters T&F Committee adopted a set of timelines for masters nationals, including: “14 Days prior to first day of competition, Detail Schedule Available.” Since Grand Rapids nationals start July 14, that means we can expect hourly (or even by minute) event schedules posted by June 30. […]

June 21, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  4 Comments

Spain’s José Vicente Rioseco crushes Aussie M75 WR in 800

Spanish and social media are reporting that José Vicente Rioseco, who turned 75 in late April, ran 800 meters in 2:30.59, crushing the listed WR of 2:34.3 by Australia’s David Carr in 2007. “Not bad. It was not terribly difficult,” José was quoted as saying after Saturday’s meet in Vilagarcía, Spain. He confessed that “the […]

June 20, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  3 Comments

Distance stars Barton, Patton, Bruess set BIG American records

M50 Brad Barton of Utah smashed one of the oldest American records on the books over the weekend, clocking 4:05.41 for 1500 at the Portland Masters Track Classic in Oregon City. (See results here.) That beat the listed mark of 4:05.8 by Ray Hatton in 1982. At the USATF West Region Masters Championships, Gary Patton […]

June 19, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

Adam Nelson vows to ‘fill void’ with meets, seminars for over-40s

Olympic champ Adam Nelson, aiming for his July 1 Olympic Trials shot event, is getting ambitious at 40. He’s starting a biz he calls Strong at 40 that will fill “the massive void of information and opportunities” for athletes over 40. Hoooo-kay! He’s promising to hold seminars and meets for fellow geezers — and also […]

June 18, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  3 Comments

Pete Taylor on last legs as USATF masters nationals announcer?

Pete Taylor, 71, has wisened since my last full-blown interview with him in 2002. He’s also been through several medical wringers. But Pete is always worth listening to — either as a meet announcer or masters observer — so here’s another Q&A. This time, I delve into his day job. And his boss at Palladian […]

June 17, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  30 Comments

High jumper Debbie Brill joins Canadian Masters Hall of Fame

Unlike USATF, which formally announces Masters Hall of Famers and Athletes of the Year in December, Canada’s top awards are revealed in June. So we’re happy to learn that Olympian and masters record-holder Debbie Brill (the real inventor of the Flop) is one Famer. (I met her at 1999 Gateshead worlds.) The other is Richard […]

June 16, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

Deadline for lowest entry fee at nationals is 11:59 p.m. June 16

Starting Friday, entering Grand Rapids nationals will cost $50 more, so if you’re planning to compete in Michigan, now’s the time to enter here. The drop-dead deadline is 11:59 p.m. Eastern June 24. The oldest entrant so far is 99-year-old Champion Goldy Sr. — down for four throwing events and the 100. W95 Jeanette Baas, […]

June 15, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  26 Comments

Thanks to Pete, Mary, Matt and Weia for help: 30K comments here!

Four months ago, we noted the 20th anniversary of this site. Today’s milestone boggles me even more: 30,000 comments. No. 30K was posted by Tracey Leah, a first-timer. She apparently lives in Melbourne and wrote to applaud fellow Aussie Stan Perkins, the WMA prez. Who posted the most comments? Wasn’t me! (Though I had 1,418.) […]

June 14, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  5 Comments