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The goal is to maintain a rankings list in any event where the list will be meaningful – many athletes within most age groups who focus on the event. For example, countries with thousands of athletes should have more than 20 athletes listed in most age groups. MastersRankings evaluates competition results throughout the year to assess whether a meaningful list can be compiled. Events deemed appropriate to rank will be added at the beginning of a year.
Only performances in events appearing in the pull-down menus are eligible for listing. Conversions for events cannot be used (i.e. 1600m to Mile or 1500m). Enroute times, if officially timed separately (FAT preferred) are eligible for listing (i.e. 1500m timed separately during 1 Mile).
Widely contested indoor events like 300m, 600m, 1000m are difficult to compile meaningful lists because the vast majority of available competition results for these are for open and college meets which do not include any age information. Results from Masters combined event competitions with 1000m are available but those performances are typically inferior to athletes’ performances at single event competitions and many of those athletes are not middle distance specialists. Ranking 1000m under these conditions would result in lists with proportionally slower times compared to 800m.
Performances listed on this site are compiled from official meet results, official National Rankings and athlete submissions. All listed performances are subject to verification. MastersRankings routinely reviews lists for accuracy and remove performances and or competitions that it deems inaccurate or ineligible. MastersRankings is the sole arbiter for performances listed on this site. Athletes submitting performances certify their performance is accurate from an eligible competition and bears responsibility of proving same when asked by MastersRankings representative.
Based on age on the first day of a Track & Field / Athletics competition regardless of the age groups at that meet. This also applies to contests including multiple sports like Masters Games, State Games and Senior Olympics’ first day of T&F / Athletics competition.
Athletes’ nationality is based on their citizenship regardless of their residence. Athletes with multiple citizenships are eligible to be listed in each nations list on this site. Note: this policy may not comport with each nation’s policy. Please check with your National Governing Body.
Pre-scheduled, organized competitions run by qualified officials who ensure competition is in accordance with WMA or National Governing Body rules are eligible. MastersRankings is the sole arbiter for competition eligibility on this site.
Fully Automated Timing (FAT)
FAT is a system connecting all timing components, including the starter’s signal, starter’s signal receiver, finish line camera and timing software, electronically. Non-FAT performances in events 200m and shorter are not eligible for this site’s official rankings lists. The precise difference between a non-FAT time and its precise time (that FAT will give) is not consistent. Since small differences in times can make a significant difference in a ranking, it is widely unfair to compare non-FAT performances in shorter distances. Effective 2016, performances for non-FAT, 300 and 400 meter races will be adjusted by the IAAF accepted standard of 0.24 seconds.
Effective 2016, only performances with less than or equal to 2m/s assistive wind in horizontal jumps and 200m and shorter running events will be included in this site’s World Rankings lists.
Note: we have not taken the time yet to have results with excessive wind removed from rankings lists. Results we insert list winds in a multitude of ways and we need to figure out how to practically manage all this data.
Relays & Leg Times
Relays are not ranked events and individual times from relays are not allowed in these lists.
Meet organizers, National Governing Bodies and athletes have until 1 month after the season closes (see below) to submit performances.
Note: this policy has not yet been implemented worldwide since the World and WMA Regional Rankings are in their infancy. It will take time to disseminate this policy and develop collaboration with the National Governing Bodies. US Citizens need to submit within the deadlines for inclusion in the published US rankings. MastersRankings, at its discretion, may elect to accept or reject performances after the submission deadline.
Finalizing Rankings Lists
MastersRankings strives to finalize rankings World & WMA Regional within 3 months after a season ends (see below). Finalizing the rankings lists involves removing duplicates, correcting typos, further confirming meet eligibility and performance accuracy. It will take a while to coordinate with WMA Affiliates so each nation is well represented. This will ensure that the national rankings are complete on this site. When the policy of finalizing the rankings within 3 months of season end will take effect will depend on when worldwide collaboration is achieved.
US Top 25 rankings have been compiled on MastersRankings.com since 2003 and published in National Masters News (NMN). The goal has been to provide completed lists around 2 months after season end to NMN for publication. Compiling worldwide rankings and other factors has disrupted the normal cycle plus has identified that many people are not aware of the rankings nor our policies.
Outdoor Season & Lists
Outdoor rankings lists include performances contested outdoors either on a track for running events or a suitable field event facility. Events contested on an oversized indoor track are eligible for ranking in the outdoor list. Lists include performances between January 1 through December 31 each year.
Indoor Season & Lists
This site is not yet setup for road races other than race walk. There is much to compiling accurate road race rankings plus is a significant order of magnitude difference to gather worldwide, road race performances – there can be hundreds of thousands in a weekend. MastersRankings hopes to provide meaningful road race rankings in the foreseeable future. Please share your thoughts.
I NOTICED THAT SOME OF THE WOMEN WHO WERE LISTED IN THE RANKINGS FOR 1500 RACE WALK ACTUALLY DID THE POWER WALK AT THE NATIONAL SENIOR GAMES IN NM. THERE SHOULD BE A SEPARATE CATEGORY FOR POWER WALK OR AT LEAST AN ASTERISK BY THE NAMES SO AS NOT TO CONFUSE WOMEN WHO ACTUALLY DO THE OFFICIAL, JUDGED, RACE WALK. THIS PROBABLY ALSO APPLIES TO THE OTHER DISTANCE AND TO THE MEN.
Hello Tami, hope you are doing great. Sorry for the trouble. Power walk performances are not eligible for listing on this site. Please click on any power walk time to request removal. Times, heights, distances and scores are links to a request correction form making it easy for you to report and me to correct. Thank you in advance for your help.
I did as you suggested for women over 80 based on looking at the results for 1500 Power Walk at the 2019 Sr. Games.
There are about 20 women in the 70 age groups who should also be eliminated. I could do this but do feel awkward doing so. Other age groups as well.
Very nice meet wish it was not so far away
Where do I submit performances completed in World Masters Virtual Challenge II Hemisphere and what is the last date I can submit performances for Track?
I would like to verify that a “suitable field event facility” includes an indoor pole vault facility for submitting Outdoor Season results.
Hello Dennis, hope you, your family and friends are well and safe. An indoor pole vault facility is fine as long as it conforms to WMA rules. Performances at an indoor pole vault facility should be submitted as indoor performances and will be included in the Indoor Rankings.
Hey I’m trying to submit my performances but it keeps talking about an email input that I don’t see, as well as talking about something virtual that I don’t understand. I ran at a meet with certified officials and fully automated timing system so I don’t know what I’m doing wrong here
The site won’t let me submit performances due to a email where there is nowhere to input and something about virtual meet of some sort. I’m lost
Trying to submit two results from the Georgia Golden Olympics held now September 22, 2021 in Warner Robins: Information does not show up in National Masters Rankings. Thanks!
Hello Carol, hope you, your family and friends are well and safe. Here is a link ( https://mastersrankings.com/about-submitting-results/ ) with information on what and how complete meet results should be sent. Thank you in advance for helping these get listed.
Sincere thanks! Everything was resolved – satisfactorily. You do a tremendous job with this website – infinite information. Very sincere thanks for such an amazing website! Truly appreciate your time and effort! Thank you!
I am trying to submit several performances for Cross Country that were achieved in USATF National Championship events. I keep getting held up by not being able to select Cross Country instead of Outdoor T&F, Indoor T&F, or Road Race. How do I get past this block? I want to list placing for All-America or Rankings
Hello Phil, hope you, your family and friends are well and safe. Sorry, Cross Country times are not yet listed on this site. We hope to do this at some point.
I understand that from looking at the website. There is no field for Cross Country. I would like to know why? I competed several times in USATF National Masters Championships, and won medals or ribbons for placing high. There are records of these competitions. I would think that placing in the top five, the medal and ribbon awards placings, would indicate an All-American status. I doesn’t need to have a time, just the fact that you placed in these ultimate national level meets against the top competition from all over the country. USATF has been sponsoring the meets for decades; why is there still no recognition of these athletes after all this time?
There is no field for Cross Country because this site does not yet rank them. Congratulations on your success at USATF Masters Championships. USATF recognizes Cross Country athletes (here is an example: https://usatfmasters.org/awards/masters-annual-awards-for-long-distance-running-and-cross-country/). Check with USATF Masters LDR for details and what else they recognize. National Masters News ( https://nationalmastersnews.com/contact-us/ ) can answer questions on All-American.
Hi I am trying to log March 2022 event and times for T&F
Hello Kathy, submit your results here https://mastersrankings.com/submit-performances/