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September 25, 2005

2005 WMA 100K World Championship Rescheduled: Call for Masters Athletes

The 2005 World Masters Athletics (WMA) 100K World Championship, which was originally scheduled for Japan in June, has been rescheduled for December 11, 2005 in the city of Bariloche, Argentina. This is an exciting opportunity for all masters ultrarunners to race in a world championship event. The last WMA 100K World Championship was held in November 2003 in Taiwan and US athletes from many age-groups brought home World Championship medals.

The Masters LDR Committee of USATF endorses the 2005 Masters 100K team and would like to field a team consisting of athletes from as many age-groups as possible. At WMA championships, including the 100K event, men and women age 35+ compete in the standard five year age-groups. There are no qualifying standards for US team members other than masters status. As with all WMA events at which USATF fields a team, there is no funding for the Masters 100K team. Although athletes are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses the logistics of team entry, travel, lodging, and uniforms will be coordinated by Team Leader Katy Cotton to insure a great US team experience for all involved.

For more information about the race, please visit the race website at or the WMA website at

For more information about the USATF Masters 100K Team see

If you are interested in competing for the USATF Masters 100K team in Argentina, please contact:

Katy Cotton, 2005 USATF Masters 100K Team Leader


Lorraine Gersitz, USATF MUT Running Council, Masters LDR Representative









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