Once again, WMA had the honor of celebrating our Athletes of the Year. The overall Athletes of the Year are Carol Lafayette-Boyd from Canada and Charles Allie from the United States.
In 2018, Carol Lafayette-Boyd added to her impressive list of World Records by breaking indoor Long & Triple Jumps plus 60m then outdoor 200m and High Jump in Malaga. She broke the 200m record three times during the season. Carol was W75 WMA Champion in 100m, 200m, High, Long and Triple Jumps. Carol was excited to set records in her second year in the age group. She is even more excited to be retired from the high jump – an event she detests. She has some hardly used, World Record setting high jump shoes for sale.
In 2018 Charles Allie was M70 WMA Champion in Malaga in the 200m, 400m plus the 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m relays. He also set indoor and outdoor World Records in 200m and 400m last year.
“One Speed”, as his friends call him since all Charles knows is to run fast, had a good 2017 which excited him for the potential in a new age group. He knew he had the potential to have a great year and everything fell in place. He just runs his race. The result of this was a 400m World Record which was 4 seconds faster than any other M70 runner!
This is the second time Charles has been named WMA Best Male Master of the Year, having been awarded this honor previously as a sprinter in the M65 age group in 2013. This year’s presentation was special for Charles because he could share the experience with Masters Athletes.
A big hip hip hooray for Carol, Charles and the rest of our Athletes of the Year!
Photos by Lutwin Jungmann.