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W45 Lenore Lambert going for world record in 400-meter hurdles

Two months ago, Lenore Lambert of New South Wales (in Auzzieland) ran a W45 national record in the 400 hurdles, clocking 63.85 at her masters nationals. Saturday in Cairns, Queensland, she’s shooting for the listed WR of 62.85 by Germany’s Barbara Gähling in 2010. So says this article in the Cairns Post. Lenore will compete […]

May 26, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

$2,500 in prize money shared by four Sierra Gold record-setters

Organizers of last Saturday’s Sierra Gold masters meet northeast of Sacramento dished out $2,500 to four record-setters, as the local paper reported. They included M65 Doug Torbert in the shot (getting credit for a WR even though he has a better mark earlier this year). He took home a grand. American record setters collecting $500 […]

May 25, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

‘Mr. Marathon’ Tracy Sundlun owed $160K by firm he co-founded

M60 marathon business legend Tracy Sundlun was laid off by San Diego-based Competitor Group Inc. last July — days before leaving for Rio and his gig as U.S. men’s track team manager. I wrote about his firing. Now he shares a scarier story — that his old employer, CGI, which he built into an international […]

May 24, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

M45 Whiteman lowers 800 WR to aw, you’ll never believe it anyway

Who would be the first M45 to run sub-1:54 in the outdoor 800? That was answered several weeks ago, when British Olympian Anthony Whiteman scorched two laps in 1:53.40 and shattered Sal Allah’s 2005 mark of 1:54.18. Then came: Who could go sub-1:53? Whiteman replied with a 1:51.3 — breaking the 1:52 barrier as well. […]

May 22, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  3 Comments

Baltic Open Championships in Estonia set for August; Yanks, too?

A week after the Eurovets hold their WMA regional in Aarhus, Denmark, the Estonians (no relation) plan an open masters meet in Pärnu. The event is August 12-13, and info is here. “This will be a good possibility to improve the results in less formal atmosphere – have good food and beer after competition, walk in […]

May 21, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  6 Comments

Where is Robin Williams as French mocker when we need him?

A month ago, I noted how the German track federation was rejecting any records set at the Auckland World Masters Games because — horrors! — satanic dope-fiend Russian masters were allowed to compete. I summoned the Soup Nazi from “Seinfeld” to illustrate the inanity of that stand. So who do I recruit for comment on […]

May 20, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

‘Superman’ Dan Bulkley at finish line of masters career: 100 at 100

Last October, I wrote about Dan Bulkley of Oregon being entered at the Huntsman World Senior Games. At 99, he was set to run sprints and do discus and javelin. He didn’t make it to the meet. But thank goodness he made it to 100 (on May 4). In one of the greatest masters profiles […]

May 19, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Irene Obera vows comeback for 2019; expect W85 WR rewrite

Mark your calendars for 2019. That’s when W85 world records will drop like pins on the PBA tour. That’s when Irene Obera is coming back. The Masters Hall of Famer periodically emerges from her Bay Area habitat to rewrite the record books. After winning 2016 Top Female Athlete of the Year Honors, she’s biding her […]

May 18, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  5 Comments

Chinese runner’s goal: Guinness world record for most gold medals

The Malaysian-based Star2 website posted a story about China’s Chen Xuhua of Jinan, Shandong province. “At the Perth 2016 World Masters Athletics Championships… Chen won the 5,000m and 2,000m steeplechase for women in the 75-79 age group,” it notes. (Her times: 25:56.79 for 5K and 11:30.55 for 2K steeple.) She also was fifth in the […]

May 17, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  7 Comments

W80 Christa Bortignon closing in on Irene Obera WRs in 100, 200

Christa Bortignon of Vancouver, British Columbia, continued her world record tear a couple weekends ago, claiming a W80 triple jump WR at the Dylan Armstrong meet in Kamloops. (See results here.) She spanned a legal 7.16 (23-6), destroying the listed WR of 6.55 (21-6) by Sweden’s Elsa Enarsson in 2010. But she’s still short of […]

May 16, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  8 Comments