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World Masters Athletics Championships

The World Masters Athletics Championships are the biennial championships for masters athletics events held under the auspices of World Masters Athletics, formerly called the World Association of Veteran Athletes, for athletes over the age of 35 years.[1]

The outdoor championships began in Toronto, Canada on August 11, 1975 and have continued in odd numbered years. In July 2011, World Masters Athletics changed their constitution to hold Championships in even numbered years, starting in 2016. Perth, Australia was selected to hold the first even year meet.[2] Later Road Racing Championships called Non-Stadia Championships were added, starting in Birmingham, England August 29–30, 1992. Indoor Championships in even numbered years started Sindelfingen, Germany, March 10–14, 2004.

EditionsEdit

Edition Year City Country Venue Date
1 1975 Toronto Canada Centennial Park Stadium 11–16 August
2 1977 Gothenburg Sweden Slottskogsvallen 8–13 August
3 1979 Hanover Germany 27 July–2 August
4 1981 Christchurch New Zealand Queen Elizabeth II Park 7–14 January
5 1983 San Juan Puerto Rico 23–30 September
6 1985 Rome Italy 22–30 July
7 1987 Melbourne Australia 29 November–6 December
8 1989 Eugene United States Hayward Field 27 July–6 August
9 1991 Turku Finland Paavo Nurmi Stadium 18–28 July
10 1993 Miyazaki Japan Miyazaki Athletic Stadium 7–17 October
11 1995 Buffalo United States University at Buffalo Stadium 13–23 July
12 1997 Durban South Africa 17–27 July
13 1999 Gateshead United Kingdom Gateshead International Stadium 29 July–8 August
14 2001 Brisbane Australia 1–14 July
15 2003 Carolina Puerto Rico 1–13 July
16 2005 San Sebastian Spain Anoeta Stadium 22 August–3 September
17 2007 Riccione Italy Stadio Italo Nicoletti 4–15 September
18 2009 Lahti Finland Lahden Stadion 28 July–8 August
19 2011 Sacramento United States Hornet Stadium 6–17 July
20 2013 Porto Alegre Brazil Estádio Universitário de Porto Alegre 15–27 October
21 2015 Lyon France Stephane-Diagana Athletic Hall 4–16 August
22 2016 Perth Australia Western Australian Athletics Stadium 26 October–6 November
23 2018 Málaga Spain Málaga Athletics Stadium 8–20 September
24 2020 Toronto Canada Toronto Track and Field Centre & Varsity Stadium 20 July–1 August

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History of World Masters Athletics", World Masters Athletics
  2. ^ "Perth wins for 2016!", Perth 2016, Australian Masters Athletics Inc - Perth 2016 World Masters Athletics Championships, Western Australia

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