IAAF shares official video of Portland women’s 800 masters race

On March 20, the British Masters Athletics Federation posted the official IAAF video of the men’s masters 800 at Portland. (See it here.) On Thursday, I was sent the official women’s 800 race video. So I uploaded the 700-meg file to YouTube. Even though (as Tom Phillips says) IAAF and WMA did a poor job of showcasing the events live (when it would have helped), at least they did a good job with video editing. A great souvenir for the entrants and promo for masters track. Yes, even you might compete at worlds!

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March 24, 2016

6 Responses

  1. Peter L. Taylor - March 24, 2016

    Well, I’ll say it if no one else will. I believe that Douay impeded Lesley Chaplin a bit in the final straightaway, even having part of her body in lane 2 at times (just look at the photo here, with part of Douay’s arm in the second lane). I would not have disqualified Douay, however. Still, one is supposed to keep a straight course in the final straight, yes?

    I wonder what others think.

  2. Matt T - March 24, 2016

    While the IAAF may have done a poor job showcasing the masters races I was impressed with the reception the crowd gave to these competitors, especially the men on their group victory lap following the exciting finish to their race. being there to see it, I felt proud just being a fellow masters competitor to hear the crowd show us masters some love.

  3. Don Burkett - March 24, 2016

    Lesley Chaplin ran a great last lap! Douay only did what many do in the final 50 meters of a race. Move out to break another runners momentum.

  4. Roger Pierce - March 25, 2016

    Nice running Leslie… Great race..

  5. Lesley Chaplin - March 25, 2016

    Thank you Roger. We all had so much fun. There was so much comraderie between all the competitors, male and female.
    It is a memory I will always treasure.

  6. Deborah Drennan - March 25, 2016

    I really enjoyed my first ever run on an indoor track , despite trying to learn indoor racing techniques in such a major event , I will never forget the experience . Many thanks to all of the organisers , particularly Winston and Sandy , for making my long trip to the US worthwhile .

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