About this news site: National Masters News & MastersRankings.com are dedicated to serving Masters Athletes and Masters Athletics. We are thrilled to provide this news site and hope you will give us feedback how we can further enhance your Masters Athletics experience. Read more
About National Masters News
First published in the 1970’s, National Masters News magazine reports on all aspects of Masters Track and Field, Distance Running and Racewalking by providing bi-monthly nutritional and training advice, competition write-ups, in-depth interviews, spectacular photo coverage, communications from USATF and other organizations, reader-submitted stories, and much, much more. National Masters News is also the official administrator of the the All-American Awards program.
About World Masters Rankings
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MastersRankings.com, aka World Masters Rankings, is the official rankings of World Masters Athletics and USATF MTF. The site’s mission is to enhance people’s experiences in Masters Athletics by filling needs: how am I doing; where can I compete, what is happening (more on these below). Improvements, including adding features, are made weekly (most are not obvious), many come from your comments, requests and suggestions.
How are you doing?
Many athletes want to know how they are doing compared to others. To that end, MastersRankings gathers and compiles performances from meets and national rankings lists adding thousands to our databases every week. Gathered and submitted performances are displayed on several lists and athletes’ performance logs. The most popular lists are rankings and athletes’ performance logs.
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MastersRankings is working on gathering as many results as possible to compile accurate World Rankings. The challenge has been finding results and, in some cases, translating. Consequently, worldwide lists are not yet complete. There are multiple selections for rankings lists which make it easy to find any.
There are 2,389,864 performances listed representing 287,687 athletes from 201 nations!
* completion percentages are estimated
Follow your friends and fellow competitors on one handy page!
Age grading is a method of handicapping athletes based on their age (more on age grading). Age grades are displayed next to every applicable performance plus there are age-graded rankings for each event. This site uses 2006 / 2010 tables to calculate age grades since they cover all ages and most listed events.
The best performances ever are included in these lists. All-Time performances were gathered from many sources including mastersathletics.net and Jim Sorensen plus include best performances from MastersRankings. More historical performances are being gathered so these will be more accurate.
Some events, like 1 Mile, are not listed because historical (international before 2013 and US before 2006) performances are not readily available. Combined events, in spite of having different scoring tables, are included to solicit your feedback (please comment at the bottom of this post).
Merging gathered information includes making fully compatible with MastersRankings system and correcting name spelling. Incorrect spellings or birth dates often result in duplicate athletes.Please help make corrections by clicking on the performance (time, height, distance or score). This will open a correction request form and provide us with a link to the athletes information. Please be specific what is the issue.
Thousands of performances for each event can be listed for many events since millions of performances are available. Please consider whether it will be meaningful to display all available performances as it will be difficult, if not impossible, to compile historical performances with the same level of depth as are currently compiled.
What do you think:
- What events should be listed?
- How many performances should be listed?
- What makes performances eligible?
Please provide your feedback and suggestions for the All-Time lists below or send private comments.
Many athletes cannot or have trouble finding enough places to compete. Meet organizers face increasing challenges to putting on competitions. MastersRankings is determined to help athletes find competitions and meet organizers increase participation which helps offset costs. We think this is done in two ways: providing athletes with an easily searched list of upcoming competitions; promoting competitions.
Frankly, MastersRankings’ efforts to provide athletes with a comprehensive list of upcoming competitions has not come close to our expectations but we haven’t given up. There are significant challenges to accomplish the goal and we have yet to find solutions. Check back here for progress updates.
MastersRankings promotes select competitions using this site, social media and our email communications (click here to subscribe). Many of these promotions provide information about what you can do outside of the competitions so you can make more informed decisions whether travel to the competition is worthwhile.
What is happening?
MastersRankings’ homepage is a news feed which has featured articles written by reporters, athletes, representatives of World Masters Athletics & Affiliates and us. Articles have been about WMA Athletes of the Year, record reports, athlete profiles, special events, championships, WMA (including regional & affiliate) news, interest stories and much more.This site is a phenomenal place for a news feed because it receives tens of thousands of hits per day. With your help, we can post frequently and keep athletes well informed worldwide. Additionally, we periodically send out email communications (click to subscribe).