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Welcome Chris Stone, supershooter, to ranks of the Mighty 60s

My talented and beautiful wife, Chris, who has competed in nationals and worlds while also covering them with her Nikons, turned 60 on Saturday. It was a wonderful day. Her best girlfriend (from age 5) traveled from Tucson, as did her brother Ed. We spent the day at San Diego’s most scenic spots, from Cabrillo […]

December 20, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  10 Comments

What’s the point? Travel across ocean just to run in the heats?

Some folks have been puzzled about non-Europeans being invited to compete in the late-March Eurovets indoor championships in Poland. Now it gets even more mystifying. A top masters official tells me: “I have had two explanations [about “out of competition” entrants] that do not answer the question, so I will summarize as this: Outsiders can […]

December 19, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

Renee Shepherd, in training run, removes Raschker’s WR in 60

Poor Kim McKinnon. She’s a sophomore sprinter at Monmouth University in New Jersey who lost to a 50-year-old woman Sunday in a 60-meter dash. (See results.) But chin up, Kim. It took a world record to beat you! Renee “The Jet” Shepherd (formerly Henderson) says she’s been doing “general prep work outside in the cold” […]

December 18, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  8 Comments

Centenarians on fire on both sides of Atlantic: Three M100 records!

The late Everett Hosack was just a kid of 100 when he ran 60 meters in 27.29 at 2002 Boston indoor nationals for a world record. What would he say of Polish sprinter Stanislaw Kowalski? Stan the Man is 104, and over the weekend he broke 20 seconds in the indoor 60 at a Torun […]

December 17, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

Countdown to world records: Bernard Lagat turned 40 Friday

Runner’s World notes that Mr. Amazing, Bernard Lagat, turned 40 last Friday. “Track fans expect him to eviscerate the masters world record books, including Eamonn Coghlan’s indoor mile mark of 3:58:15 and Anthony Whiteman’s outdoor one of 3:58.79,” the article says. “James Li, Lagat’s coach since the late 1990s, and Lagat estimate Lagat could run […]

December 16, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  9 Comments

WR+WR+WR+WR+WR = Credibility for Bateman book on running

Aussie runner Keith Bateman told me in 2010 that his short-term M55 goals were “world records for 1500, mile, 3,000, 5,000 and 10,000! Ambitious or what! :-)” Well, yeah. But he did it! In coming months, he set WRs in all five races. (See times below.) Now he’s come out with a book that aims […]

December 15, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  10 Comments

Happy holidays from our poster girl for rehabbing masters stars

Iowa’s Kay Glynn is expecting her eighth grandchild as the year wanes. But never flagging is her spirit and sense of fun. As she recovers from hip and ACL surgery in the past year (which has sidelined her from the vault and hurdles), she sends her eighth seasonal greeting photo. She also posted a video […]

December 14, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  9 Comments

Americans eligible to compete at Eurovets indoor champs in Poland

Wacław Krankowski and Jerzy Krauze are LOC poobahs with the 10th European Masters Athletics Indoor Championships in Torun, Poland, the birthplace of Copernicus. They’re taking their history seriously. The Eurovets aren’t acting like the center of the masters universe. They write: “In order to meet numerous athletes queries from outside of Europe, and after a […]

December 13, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  6 Comments

WMA Best Athlete Lavinia Petrie vows to ‘keep trying to improve’

Even when you’re 71, you can still think like a 17-year-old: always looking for a PR next season. That’s why I love this profile of Aussie distance star Lavinia Petrie, recently honored as top female masters athlete at the IAAF Gala in Monaco. “I still don’t believe I’ve reached my full potential anyway, I’ll keep […]

December 12, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Correction: Tom McCormack’s masters honor was correctly stated

Thanks to comments below and a note from Teresa McCormack, I’ve been corrected on a post that suggested a headline in the Johnson City (Tenn.) Press was wrong. Jonesborough’s Tom McCormack, Teresa’s hubby, was indeed an overall AoY for LDR. My sincerest apologies. But this still gives me an excuse to note a change in […]

December 11, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments