Why no info on 2018 Malaga outdoor world meet on WMA website?

Malaga has its eye on worlds.

Malaga has its eye on worlds.

If Perth was near perfection, Malaga is a mystery. The 2018 world masters outdoor meet isn’t even listed yet on the WMA website. “Nothing on the outdoor meet,” writes a friend. “Seems like putting on the world masters outdoor and indoor meets are the primary job of WMA, so why is this information so hard to find?” Well, Google helps. I found the Malaga homepage at two URLs, but malaga2018.com is easiest to remember. (The other is rfea.es/competi/2018_Malaga_WMA) We learn that the meet is Sept. 5-16, 2018, and “you can find accommodation from 15€ per night. The LOC offers 5,000 rooms with excellent prices. Special deals with hotels in Malaga City and Malaga Coast.” Spain also hosted 2005 worlds — in Donostia and San Sebastian in the north. Malaga is way south.

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November 25, 2016

13 Responses

  1. Mike May - November 25, 2016

    Possible delay is because contract with WMA could not
    be signed until the new WMA was in place, and they have to
    amend the program for event changes voted in Perth

  2. Tom Phillips - November 26, 2016

    Mañana. Mañana.

  3. Weia Reinboud - November 26, 2016

    Nearly two years ahead…! In the past we had no website at all, then half a year ahead, than a year ahead, which for me is good enough.

  4. Weia Reinboud - November 26, 2016

    And yes, in Malaga the sun is 6.5 degrees higher in the air than in San Sabastian. Like going south from Coos Bay OR to Fresno CA, or from Glens Falls NY to Portsmouth VA.

  5. Milan Jamrich - November 26, 2016

    lets start to complain about something…

  6. tb - November 26, 2016

    We learn that the meet is Sept. 3-17, 2018,

    Actually, it says Sep 5-16, 2018. Signups don’t even start until next fall, so I’m not going to panic yet about the lack of a final schedule.

  7. Ken Stone - November 26, 2016

    My bad, TB. I have corrected dates on post.

  8. Quick Silver - November 27, 2016

    The event changes adopted in Perth take effect after Daegu and Malaga.

    Quick Silver
    Hong Kong

  9. David E. Ortman (M63), Seattle, WA - December 1, 2016

    Ummm. In looking at the WMA website:
    http://www.world-masters-athletics.org/championships.htm

    no one expects to see a schedule of events for the 2018 WMA-Malaga, Spain or even a separate meet website. But it does seem odd that the WMA website has no mention at all of the 2018 Outdoor WMA meet or location or dates. I suppose if no contract has been signed that would explain the secrecy, but I need to know if I have to start learning Spanish.

  10. Liberty Track - March 17, 2017

    Perth “near perfection”??? Seriously?

  11. Jay Smith - May 14, 2017

    Anyone who ran the half marathon at either Perth or Daegu would understand the lack of perfection in the road events.

  12. Alfredo Ortiz - July 30, 2017

    I ran the half in Perth, I was lost, the French woman near me had to stop several times to ask how much longer and what kilometer was it, I knew what she was asking because you can sense it, and I took French in high school , luckily I speak Espanol…

  13. Wilfredo Picorelli - July 31, 2017

    Alguien sabe el itinerario de los eventos. Lo necesito para coordinar días y vacaciones. Gracias

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