Challenges

Challenges meet athletes needs by providing opportunities to compete and connect with other athletes worldwide.

Needs will change and the Challenges will change with them.

It is still difficult, if not impossible, for many athletes to find a competition in which they can participate – Challenges are their opportunity. Athletes who can compete in organized meetings have the opportunity to be included in these worldwide competitions as well as provide competition for those who cannot. 

About Challenges

First half of year

17 April through 16 May 2021

About 2021 Hemispheres I

Entries / Submit Results

 

Honoring WMA Championship

26 June Through 11 July 2021

About 2021 championship

Register (open until 25 June)

Second half of year

11 September through 10 October 2021

About 2021 Hemispheres II

Did you read the great WMA article on the 2021 Championship?

Read WMA Article

 


Register Now!

Registration now open.

Closes on 25 June

Status of Entries

2020 Final Results

Up Next: 2021 World Championship


Miss competing or never compete in a World Masters Athletics Championship? The 2021 Worldwide Virtual Masters Challenge is your opportunity this year to participate in an event honoring and conducted like a WMA Championship. This event is setup to enable virtually everyone can participate. 

26 June through 11 July 2021

2021 Championship Home Page


World Masters Rankings

MastersRankings.com, the definitive source of performance data for Masters Athletics, strongly complements Worldwide Virtual Masters Challenges. There are links to the Rankings features wherever possible on this site so athletes can see where they stand plus follow their friends and competition. There are links on the Results page on this site to the Rankings lists and profiles. Click on athlete names to view their profile. Click on age groups, events and complete lists to see applicable Rankings lists.

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2020 Championship Edition Complete


Almost 1500 athletes from 61 nations across 6 continents registered to participate between 18 July and 2 August. Athletes, officials, administrators, family and friends expressed how much having this opportunity meant to them. Clearly, a worthwhile endeavor! Many thanks to the many people who made this event possible especially the founders, whose dream started all of this, the organizers, whose hard work made this happen, all the representatives of World Masters Athletics, Regions and nations, whose help and encouragement was invaluable, and MastersRankings.com for website, registration and result support. A special thank you to all officials – our community deeply appreciates your efforts throughout the year so we can compete.

Honoring Toronto2020

The Toronto2020 Team was working hard to provide the greatest WMA Championship ever for Masters Athletes. Through this challenge, we honor the Toronto2020 Team and The Greatest Meet That Almost Was. Thank you, Toronto Athletics Event Management Inc. Team for everything you did and wanted to do. Everyone involved with this event hopes we did a good job honoring your vision and work.

It is evident that athletes much appreciated having an alternative for the WMA Championship. They made the best of adjusting to this unusual year. Some really embraced the spirit of a worldwide championship by competing in national uniforms and celebrating with their nation’s flag.

This was the first time competing in a worldwide event or return after a long absence for several athletes. Providing the opportunity for them and bringing people together worldwide is what makes events like this truly special.

Results

Participants ranged from first time competitors to World Champions and Age Group World Record holders. Several first-time competitors were pleasantly surprised how they were competitive. Some athletes, without typical preparation, were able to surpass national and world records.

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Diplomas

Diplomas include athlete name, age group, allegiance, event, performance and Category. Athletes can add places if they want and as they choose. Lucida Calligraphy 36pt bold was used for the names in the diplomas. Lucida Calligraphy 28pt was used for everything else. Click on Diploma next to the athlete’s name to download all diplomas for that athlete. 

Results & Diplomas

Awards

Three sponsors provided awards for this Challenge. Axel Hermanns provided special trophies to the highest male and female scores in the Throws Pentathlon. An anonymous sponsor provided crystal trophies to three male and female long jumpers. MastersRankings.com provided crystal trophies and medals recognizing special accomplishments.

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Get Your Copy


The October / November issue of National Masters News, which is now available, has articles about and photos from the 2020 Worldwide Virtual Masters Challenge. Read the stories about how athletes around the world went to extraordinary lengths to participate and many great performances.

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Souvenir T-Shirts

Fellow athlete, Erwin Suvaal, designed the logos for the Challenges. Thank you so much, Erwin, for all your excellent work and support. Erwin has t-shirts and singlets commemorating the event available for purchase.

 

 

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Rob Jerome’s Photo Contest

Rob Jerome has been photographing Masters Track and Field for over 15 years. Many of you are familiar with his work through Facebook, where he use the name “Rob D’Avellar.” Rob’s work appears primarily in National Masters News, but it has been used by many other news media as well. Rob Jerome is a professional photographer, but has never charged for any of his Masters work. He says it is his gift to the Masters community in exchange for all the wonderful friendships around the world he has made over the years.

Rob Jerome has been photographing Masters Track and Field for over 15 years. Many of you are familiar with his work through Facebook, where he use the name “Rob D’Avellar.” Rob’s work appears primarily in National Masters News, but it has been used by many other news media as well. Rob Jerome is a professional photographer, but has never charged for any of his Masters work. He says it is his gift to the Masters community in exchange for all the wonderful friendships around the world he has made over the years.

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