92-year-old self-described non-runner breaks world 400m age-group record

August 5th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Diane Hoffman of New England modestly downplays her sudden success on the track


New documentary on elderly marathoner explores doubts about his age

August 1st, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Many Torontonians remember when Fauja Singh inspired awe by running the Toronto Waterfront Marathon at the age of 100. A new film profiles another elderly Indian marathoner, Dharam Pal Singh, who says he is considerably older


Manitoba Marathon age group results

June 17th, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

A 19 year old won the women’s race at the 2019 Manitoba Marathon


RECORD ALERT: Gene Dykes breaks US 100-mile and 24-hour M70 records

June 5th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

The #ultrageezer has done it again–broken two ultra-distance US age-group track records at a 24-hour race in Pennsylvania


Michael Gill breaks Ontario M40 10,000m record–from 1982

May 15th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Gill is a great example of how changing up your training or working with a coach can bring dramatic–possibly record-breaking–results


Carol Lafayette-Boyd may be the most modest WMA Athlete of the Year ever

March 20th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

The Saskatchewan native has been recognized as not just one of Canada’s most exceptional masters athletes, but the world’s. Photo: Naomi Harris


Meet Gene Dykes, the 70-year-old who ran sub-3 at STWM 2018

October 22nd, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Gene Dykes of Philadelphia didn’t break Ed Whitlock’s age-group record at STWM yesterday, but he’s still the only other 70-year-old marathoner in the world to go sub-3


Joan Benoit Samuelson, 61, to attempt sub-3 at Chicago

October 3rd, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

If successful, the previous Chicago course record-holder and 1984 Olympic champion would make history as the first woman over 60 to go sub-3


Age grading: how masters runners level the playing field

July 19th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Age grading gives us a way to appreciate just how good the extraordinary performances by seniors really are


96-year-old fails to break 95+ age-group record in the 800m

April 27th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Fremont unable to repeat his earlier success in the mile, but reports a “marvellous experience” nonetheless


96-year-old breaks U.S. age group record in the mile

April 26th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Retired engineer now sets his sights on the 800m age-group record


Ditching the data: can you really train for a marathon goal without a watch?

April 19th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Few serious runners head out the door without a GPS, but is it really necessary?