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W75 Carol Lafayette-Boyd claims 5 world records in Saskatchewan

World champion Carol Lafayette-Boyd turned 75 in May. Over the weekend, she stamped herself as a favorite for IAAF/WMA Masters Athlete of the Year. At the 2017 Scotiabank Saskatchewan Provincial Championships in Regina Canada Games Park, Carol smashed five world age-group records over two days — in the 100, 200, high jump, long jump and […]

June 12, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  11 Comments

Sabra Harvey pips W65 world record in 3K at Portland Track Fest

Perth world champion Sabra Harvey of Texas added another world record to her growing collection Saturday, running 3,000 meters in 11:47.30 at the Portland Track Festival. That beat the listed W65 WR of 11:48.2 by Britain’s Angela Copson in 2012. Sabra was fourth in a race won by W45 Sonja Friend-Uhl in 10:05.19. (Sonja ran […]

June 11, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

Jeanne Daprano destroys W80 American record in mile: rare sub-9

Masters Hall of Famer Jeanne Daprano of Georgia turned 80 last September, and she’s making good use of her new age group. Last Saturday, she added the American W80 mile record to her W70 and W75 collection, clocking 8:35.04 at the USATF-sanctioned South Carolina Open and Masters Track Classic at Furman University. (See results here.) […]

June 10, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

Charles Allie goes sub-60 at 69 in 400 at National Senior Games

Results are being posted expeditiously from the National Senior Games in Birmingham, Alabama, but watch out for the errant “W” — signifying world record. For example, Charles Allie ran the M70 400 Thursday, but won’t actually hit the big Seven-Oh until mid-August. But his winning time of 58.48 — though spectacular — is not an […]

June 8, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  20 Comments

Discus throwers targeting M50, M60 American records Saturday

Two discus throwers are aiming for American records Saturday at the Wine Country Games in Santa Rosa, California, according to a Petaluma paper. Cameron Bolles is going for the M50 AR of 62.74 (205-10) by a gent named Al Oerter in 1989, and Ralph Fruguglietti is shooting for the M60 AR of 59.52 (195-3) by […]

June 6, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

High jumpers highlight Pasadena Senior Games results at Caltech

Me didn’t jump this year at Caltech (saving myself for my all-out 100-meter jog), but I got some nice 400mm shots Saturday of some superstars, including John Dobroth, Jim Goodreau, Otis Burrell, Charlie Rader, Annelies Steekelenburg, Kathy Bergen and comebacking Jason Meisler (a former 7-2 guy at UCLA, now a lawyer). Charlie, a one-time M45 […]

June 5, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  7 Comments

M40 distance ace Clint Santoro tells dramatic story of WMG steeple

The Hartford Courant has a crackerjack story on M40 distancer Clint Santoro, who won the 5K (in 17:40.91) and steeple at the Auckland World Masters Games. He also competed at the Americas Masters Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, in September. “The steeplechase was special,” the Arizona resident said. “That was the hardest fought victory I […]

June 1, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  4 Comments

Jenn Suhr quietly claims the W35 world record in vault — 15-10!

Olympic champ Jenn Suhr turned 35 in February, and I didn’t get the memo. But a story in her local Buffalo News reminded me to check her 2017 outdoor best. And yowza! Jenn jumped 4.83 meters (15-10) in Austin, Texas, on April 15, shattering Stacy Dragila’s listed age-group WR of 4.55 (14-11) from 2009. Sorry […]

May 31, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

Obscure Aussie shooting for Bernard Lagat’s M40 1500 WR

Philo Saunders of Australia has announced a big goal. How big? He wants to take down Bernard Lagat’s M40 world record in the 1500. So how does a guy with an all-time PR of 3:41.22 in 2005 knock off Kip’s 3:41.87? Beats me. But according to a post on, Philo is training in Flagstaff […]

May 30, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  6 Comments

Guatemalan Olympian claims M55 deca WR, but whose got beat?

For the fifth year in a row, the German multi-event festival in the Berlin suburb of Stendal has produced a masters world record. This time it’s an M55 deca WR for Guatemalan Olympian Angel Estuardo Diaz Granillo, who scored 8031 points, reports Stendaler Hanse Cup maven Dieter Massin and hometown media. ( The listed WR […]

May 29, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  11 Comments