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.
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. 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.
World Masters (Veterans) Outdoor Athletics ChampionshipsEdit
World Masters (Veterans) Indoor Athletics ChampionshipsEdit
|1||2004||Sindelfingen||Germany||Glaspalast Sindelfingen||10–14 March|
|2||2006||Linz||Austria||Tips Arena||15–20 March|
|3||2008||Clermont-Ferrand||France||Stadium Jean Pellez||17–22 March|
|4||2010||Kamloops||Canada||Tournament Capital Centre||1–6 March|
|5||2012||Jyväskylä||Finland||Hippos Sports Centre||3–8 April|
|6||2014||Budapest||Hungary||Syma Sport Center||25–30 March|
|7||2017||Daegu||South Korea||Daegu Athletics Promotion Center||19–25 March|
|8||2019||Toruń||Poland||Arena Toruń||24–30 March|
World Masters (Veterans) Non-Stadia Athletics ChampionshipsEdit
The biennial World Veterans Non-Stadia Championships were first held in 1992 and renamed the World Masters Non-Stadia Championships in 2002 following the change in name of the governing body of veterans athletics from the WAVA (World Association of Veteran Athletes) to the WMA (World Masters Athletics).
|1||1992||Birmingham||United Kingdom||29–30 August|
|7||2004||Manukau, Auckland, Rotorua||New Zealand||18 April - 1 May|
- "History of World Masters Athletics", World Masters Athletics
- "Perth wins for 2016!", Perth 2016, Australian Masters Athletics Inc - Perth 2016 World Masters Athletics Championships, Western Australia
- "WORLD MASTERS (VETERANS) NON-STADIA CHAMPIONSHIPS". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 30 November 2016.