Indian masters nationals under way with 2,000-plus in Himalayas

The lower Himalayan city of Dharamsala is hosting India’s 36th annual masters nationals now through Sunday. Haven’t the faintest idea where results are. More than 2,000 are entered (in a country of 1.25 billion), according to this news report. The national affiliate is called MAFI, and its website is worthless. In any case, we learn the oldest entrant is Ramachandra Reddy, 93, from Telangana. “The winners will participate in the World Masters Athletics Championship to be held in France from August 4 to 16,” the story says, confirming earlier reports that losers can go jump in a nearby mile-high lake if they want to enter Lyon worlds. I’ve written MAFI(A) boss David Premnath. David apparently is pictured at head table during 2013 elections video (8 views on YouTube!) At one point, David (?) says: “You people are not listening.” And he invites them to leave. What’s up with these folks? Here’s another video showing David saluting 2013 world medalists.

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April 16, 2015

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  1. Matt B. - April 16, 2015

    Good for them, 2000! To be encouraged.
    It will be interesting to see results.
    4,780 Elevation
    Who knows, some day maybe a world champs in India.

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