Issue 32 - In This Issue:

This newsletter is packed with links to individual athletes' profiles (and their noteworthy performances), meet results (those that are listed on this site), rankings lists, upcoming competitions...the features and information you've mentioned were important and interesting. You could spend much time perusing all this information!  

Exciting New Feature Coming in June!
Surprise addition many have requested.
I frequently set expectations in these newsletters so you know what is coming. A new feature, athlete pictures & bios was mentioned in last month's newsletter (it is on schedule for this month and will be a little more than pictures & bios). Part of the reason I do this is to set my focus for the coming month and get your feedback for same. Many email me with comments about these and I sometimes adjust based on some excellent advice, requests or points you make. Well, this month, I've set my priorities which include adding another much requested feature.
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Ranked Athlete Spotlight

"What??? Are you serious?" Those were my first words when I received the official call last October informing me that, in May of 2017, I was going to be inducted into the University of Pennsylvania Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of the 10th class of inductees (Class X). I tried to hold it together throughout the conversation, but I just wanted to scream with joy - which is exactly what I did when I hung up the phone! My youngest daughter said she had a feeling she knew what the phone call was about when she heard me running through the house screaming.

Want to be featured in future Spotlights? Have a compelling or motivating story? We'd love to feature you. Email me @ with a little about you and your compelling story and I will send you a few questions to facilitate writing the article.
Notable Newly Entered Performances in the Rankings:
Note: all of these are links to the athletes' profile, meet results in MastersRankings and the rankings list for this event (respectively)

Inês Henriques, POR Road Race, POR 4:08:26.0h in W35 50000 Meter Race Walk
Hyun-Sub Kim, KOR Road Race, JPN 1:19:50.0h in M30 20000 Meter Race Walk
Libo Wang, CHN Road Race, CHN 1:21:45.0h in M35 20000 Meter Race Walk
Kathryn Martin, USA Sierra Gold Masters Track & Field Festival, USA 5:55.99 in W65 One Mile Run
Ros Tabor, GBR Herne Hill Harriers Open, GBR 6:18.59 in W65 One Mile Run
Joanne Pavey, GBR Adidas Boost Boston Games, USA 15:24.74 in W40 5000 Meter Run
Nuria Fernández Dominguez, ESP Track & Field Meet, SRB 8:58.20 in W40 3000 Meter Run
Giuseppe Ottaviani, ITA Campionati Italiani Individuali E Di Societa, ITA 1.16 in M100 Long Jump
Kathy Bergen, USA Southern Ca Masters Championships, USA 1.20 in W75 High Jump
Kay Glynn, USA Western Iowa Senior Challenge, USA 2.90 in W60 Pole Vault
Yamilé Aldama, GBR Ntc/Pure Athletics Spring Invitational, USA 13.74 in W40 Triple Jump
Christa Bortignon, CAN Dylan Armstrong Classic, CAN 46.64 in W80 200 Meter Hurdles
Magdalena Thomlinson, RSA South African Masters Athletics Championships, RSA 44.45 in W70 200 Meter Hurdles
Antonín Kábele, CZE World Masters Games, NZL 55.54 in M80 200 Meter Hurdles
Marjorie Allison, AUS World Masters Games, NZL 17.35 in W70 80 Meter Hurdles
Nathan Sloan, USA Connecticut Masters Games, USA 9.08 in M90 Shot Put (3 Kg)
Andrzej Rzepecki, RSA South African Masters Athletics Championships, RSA 19.32 in M80 Weight Throw (12 Lb)
Tserendolgor Tumurbat, MGL World Masters Games, NZL 9.73 in W75 Shot Put (2 Kg)
Borg Stannius, RSA South African Masters Athletics Championships, RSA 9.76 in M85 Shot Put (3 Kg)
Michael Timpson, USA Track & Field Meet, USA 6.66 in M45 60 Meter Dash
Kim Collins, SKN Meeting National Elite, FRA 6.52 in M40 60 Meter Dash
Mario Longo, ITA Campionati Italiani Individuali E Di Societa, ITA 7.25 in M50 60 Meter Dash
Alexander Kosenkow, GER Ntc/Pure Athletics Spring Invitational, USA 10.20 in M40 100 Meter Dash
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Great Competitions and Travel Destinations:

Unique medals, wonderful souvenirs (for everyone) and a great place to visit!Japan
Everyone is welcome - there are many reasons to attend the 38th All Japan Masters Championships.

City of Wakayama is a birth place of Japan masters track and field. The president of Japan Masters Athletics, Kiyoshi Konoike, founded the Japan masters athletics in 1977. After he competed at the 2nd World Masters Athletics in Sweden, Kiyoshi decided that he wanted to start masters track and field in Japan and promote as lifetime sport. His life's work continues. With his passion and dedication, the City of Wakayama has hosted the national (and international) masters track and field championships four times. 

Wakayama is a fantastic travel destination with great local products, like the very sweet Onshu tangerine and Kishu `umeboshi` (salted plums - recently, Dr. Oz show introduced that umeboshi is the great source of probiotics), plus Wakayama is the seafood lovers' paradise! 
  • Wakayama castle - The Tokugawa Shogun Family used to reside in this castle
  • Kimiidera - A Buddhist temple founded approximately 1,250 years ago. The stadium is located within the temple park.
  • Beautiful autumn leaves - October, when the championship will be held, is one of the most beautiful seasons in Wakayama. You will enjoy seeing leaves turn to autumn red and orange colors.
What:  38th All Japan Masters Championships
Where:  City of Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture, JPN
When:  27 - 30  October 2017
More Info,  Registration & Schedule:  Click Here

Don't let competing in a mystical land distract you!Malaysia
Malaysia welcomes athletes from everywhere.

31st Malaysian International Open Masters Athletics Championships , in Kuching, Sarawak, the biggest state in Malaysia in the Borneo Island, on 22 - 23 July 2017.  This is the first  time  this meet is organized in Sarawak, known as mystical land with rich culture and adventurous land.  We hope to get more master athletes from foreign countries this year, not only to participate but also to tour around this adventurous land.

If adventure had a home, it would be the vast wilderness. Grand, green, awesome! Like no other place on earth. If adventure had a home, it would be filled with the friendliest people on earth. People of different races, religions and cultures. If adventure had a home, it would be here when one arrives as a guest and leaves as family. If adventure had a home, its home would be Sarawak. Come and explore our vast wild home of adventure. Sarawak, where adventure lives. Visit Sarawak!

What:  31st Malaysian International Open Masters Athletics Championships
Where:  Kuching, Sarawak
When:  22 - 23 July 2017
More Info:
Registration:   Click Here 
Schedule: Click Here

Represent Your CountryWMA
Imagine standing on the medals podium and hearing your National Anthem

World Masters Athletics (WMA) is comprised of six regions, Africa, Asia, Europe, NCCWMA, Oceania and South America. Each region has championships (not necessarily contested each year) where athletes of all capabilities compete while representing their country. There is nothing like competing wearing your nation's team uniform. Very special watching athletes receive medals, just like the Olympics, on medal stands while the gold medalist's National Anthem is played. Most of the championships below welcome athletes from other regions.

2017 WMA Regional Championships:
Where: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
When: 25 - 27 August 2017 ( Register)

Where:  Jiangsu Rugao Olympic Centre, Rugao City, China
When: 24th - 28th September 2017
Dateline for submission of Entry is 23 June, 2017:  ( Register)

Where: Aarhus, Denmark
When: 27. July - 6. August 2017 ( Register)

When:  August 11-13
Registration: Click Here

Where: Dunedin, New Zealand
When:  20 January 2018 to 27 January 2018

Where: Santiago, Chile
When: 06 al 12 de Noviembre

TO2020 Striving to be Phenomenal  Toronto
Athlete feedback, requests and suggestions essential. 

You can preview the venues of the World Masters Championships in 2020 when you attend the Ontario Championships at Varsity Stadium on August 5-6, and then, four days later, the Nationals at the York Lions Stadium August 11-13. They are the two main venues for the Worlds. Four days won't be enough to visit all of the exciting attractions that Toronto has to offer. Check out the Toronto Visitor information on the WMAToronto2020 site;

Meet entries are in Canadian dollars which has a very favorable exchange rate to many currencies.
Register online on the Competitions page at . Non-Canadians are most welcome and should use the code 'USATF' where it asks for a 'Member ID'. Duplicate medals are awarded to non-Canadians.

Where: Toronto, Canada
When: August 5 - 6, 2017

When:  August 11 - 13, 2017

Many Great USA Track & Field OpportunitiesUSATF
Association, Regional & National competitions welcome all athletes.

Many are not aware that USA Track & Field (USATF) events are open to everyone, regardless of capabilities. Additionally, these events have tremendous camaraderie among athletes - a great experience. Competitors in USATF National, Regional and Association championships have ranged from the first time competitor trying to throw the hammer for the first time to the multiple World Record holder. Each competitor is welcome with open arms and often gains a friend or two while battling it out in the track or in the field. The best webpage containing consolidated links for these and more is

USATF Masters Regional Championships:
The US is broken into 7 regions,  East,  Southeast,  Midwest,  Mid-America,  Southwest,  West and  Northwest, each having an outdoor championship. A great competitive and welcoming environment where competitors of any caliber can have a great time. Some are still in planning. Here are the 2017 scheduled championships (up-to-date information will be here):

Where: Howard Community College, Columbia, MD 
When: June 24-25 ( Register)
Status of Entries: Click Here
More Info & Paper Registration: Click Here

Where: University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
When:  June 24
When: June 24-25 ( Register)
Status of Entries: Click Here

Where: Carroll University, Waukesha, WI
When: June 25

Where: Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO
When: August 26-27

Where: TBD
When: Likely the weekend of July 1-2

Where: West Los Angeles College - Culver City, CA
When: June 17-18 ( Register)
Status of Entries: Click Here
Information & Schedule: Click Here

Where: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
When:  July 29

USATF Masters Championships:
Where: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 
When: July 13-16, 2017
Registration: Click Here
Entry Status: Click Here

Where:  Slippery Rock, PA
When: June 24-25 ( Register)

Where: Worcester, MA
When: August 5 - 6 ( Register

USATF Association Championships:
USATF comprises 57 Associations. Championship formats vary so check on each association of interest for competition details.