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John Goldhammer ups own M60 American record in superweight

The ideally named John Goldhammer, who won the masters exhibition hammer at Mt. SAC a month ago, followed that up with an M60 American record in the superweight — 44 pounds. That’s according to a video posted May 20. It shows John spinning the monster implement in Scottsdale, Arizona — which gave me the willies. […]

May 25, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

Striders Meet of Champions in pictures: Feast on the fast and strong

The 42nd annual Southern California Striders Meet of Champions is in the books. Weather was in the upper 60s and low 70s at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa — Orange County, California. Most of the shots in our photo gallery are by Chris Stone, who toted a heavy 400-millimeter lens on a Nikon body […]

May 24, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Kathy Bergen clears W75 world record in high jump — 1.21 meters

Kathy Bergen provided the highlight of Saturday’s Southern California Striders 42nd annual Meet of Champions. On a day when headwinds of 2-3 mps hampered sprinters, she cleared 1.21 meters (3-11 3/4) on her first try to break the listed W75 high jump world record of 1.20 by Holland’s Rietje Dijkman in 2014. She flopped easily […]

May 23, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  3 Comments

Monster challenge: Eurovets building Top 10 lists in all age groups

Masters stat dudes in Europe are tackling a major chore — preparing all-time top 10 lists in each age group. Many events are missing, but they’re trying to do for Europe what mastersathletics.net heoically tried to do for the world. The Eurovets site details the efforts and urges folks to share their marks. “The idea […]

May 22, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  5 Comments

5 million throws! Roald Bradstock joins ‘Believe It or Not’ ranks

Before he died in 1999, Wilt Chamberlain, the world’s tallest track fan, claimed in his autobiography that he had made whoopee with 20,000 separate women. Statisticians analyzed the figures. Some found it plausible, but Wilt later hinted he’d slept with just 1,000 women. (Still, a huge number.) Now comes my masters javelin friend Roald Bradstock. […]

May 21, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  9 Comments

6th M55 world record of 2015 for Anselm LeBourne: 800 in 2:02.16

Anselm LeBourne submitted a seed time of 1:59.9 for the 8 at Tuesday’s twilight meet at Randalls Island, New York, and it wasn’t a crazy stretch for a 56-year-old. In a Facebook posting that included a photo of the results board, we see Anselm ran 2:02.16 for his sixth world age-group record this year. The […]

May 20, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

Selected results posted for India masters nationals in Dharamsala

If Google isn’t God, maybe Facebook is. At least that’s how I found some results from April’s 36th India masters nationals in the lower Himalayas. One of three masters federations events in India, the meet appears to be well-attended and run. Results were posted in the form of cellphone shots of printed results taped to […]

May 19, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Yank vs. Canucks for IAAF Beijing 800 title? LeBourne’s hands full

Canadian sources profile Paul Osland, a 1988 Seoul Olympian, and Mike Sherar, also with the University of Toronto Track Club, for the men’s 800 on August 29 at IAAF Beijing worlds. America’s own M55 star Anselm LeBourne will be in the mix — but against two 51-year-old runners. (Paul clocked a 2:04.7 in 2014, and […]

May 18, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  7 Comments

Happy birthday to Ida Keeling — 100-year-old set for sprint WRs

Ida Keeling, no stranger to these pages, turned 100 on May 5. Local TV station profiled her and posted a video. The Bronx sprinter ain’t stopping, we learn. “Now that Ida Keeling is in a new age bracket, she plans to compete in the 100+ category, break more records and earn even more medals and […]

May 17, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

C’mon in, Douglass Henderson! Water’s fine for old HS track stars

This breaks my heart. In a story profiling former high school track star Douglass Henderson, we learn he long-jumped 23-8 and triple-jumped nearly 49 feet. They remain Department of Defense Dependents Schools records in Europe. But as he looks back on those 1974 marks, he “paused to reflect on all he’s accomplished. He still thinks […]

May 16, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  4 Comments