Worldwide virtual masters challenge 2020 Awards

Congratulations to all award winners. Thank you to the sponsors for providing these. 

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Throws Pentathlon Highest Scores

Trophy provided by Axel Hermanns

Male: Hermann Albrecht, GER, M80

Female: Oneithea Lewis, USA, W60 

Long Jump

Crystal trophies provided by anonymous 

Joy Upshaw, USA, W59

Marianne Maier, AUT, W77 

Kay Glynn, USA, W67 

Roger Parnell, USA, M71 

Fernando Senso Castilla, ESP, M45 

Knut Henrik Skramstad, NOR, M83 

MarĂ­a Magdalena Molina Romero completing 100m in 15.5s

Team Spirit – Costa Rica

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Athletes in Costa Rica weren’t going to let a virus or lack of a track prevent them from participating. Team Costa Rica edged out Team Austria for the highest per capita participation. Athletes, wearing bibs made by ADEMA Costa Rica, competed in 24 different events including sprints, many times on a road or in a field, decathlon ( 3 athletes) and half-marathon.

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Thank you to ADEMA Costa Rica, Lauren Retana Vargas, Erika Krumm and everyone else who made this special for your athletes, ensured they were registered and helped them contest their events.



Ambassador – Suresh Kumar Goobinnaan, MAS, M48

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Recognizing his efforts to encourage other athletes to participate, helping them register and cheering all athletes on.

Prolific athletes

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136 athletes competed in 10 events or more! The athletes selected below topped the list of most events contested (two different methods used). 

Nicole Johansen, AUS, W47

Barbara Warren, USA, W73

Arthur Gee, CAN, M76

Cecil Cordell, USA, M63

Arthur Gee – Victory Leap on Completing Half Marathon

Couples Spirit

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Claire Overstake, USA, W63

Grant Overstake, USA, M63

The Overstakes have been married for 42 years and competed at the same meets several times. They saw the Challenge as an opportunity to compete together – 10 events each later and they had completed the wife / husband decathlon as darkness was setting in. “This was one of the great moments of our lives.” 


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It started a couple of years ago when Vaughn was challenged by his granddaughter: “if you compete, I will compete”. Vaughn thought the javelin looked like fun so his daughter let him use hers to try. “I wish I had started throwing twenty years ago”.  They had hoped to compete at the WMA Championship. Having the Worldwide Challenge meant competing in his back yard with his family cheering him on. Janean has been competing since 2014 and has competed in two WMA Championships. Jami competed for the first time with little preparation. Welcome to Masters Athletics! 

Vaughn Franklin, USA, M84

Janean Shannon, USA, W57

Jami Crawfis, USA, W35


Congratulations & Thank you!

Congratulations to all the winners. Thank you to all the participants, officials, award sponsors and everyone else involved in this unique event.

Award sponsors for future events are welcome!