Lyon France was chosen as the host of the 2015 World Masters Athletics Championships. The WMA moved to change the meet to even numbered years to avoid conflict with the World Masters Games, and awarded the 2016 championships to runner-up Perth Australia. Budapest Hungary won the election for the 2014 Indoor Championships.
Photo – “Survivors” of 36 years of Masters competition – 5 athletes who competed at the first WAVA Championships in Toronto in 1975. (L-R) Jerry Smart USA, Derek Howarth GBR, Ed Whitlock CAN, Ron Franklin GBR, Arthur Walsham GBR ….hope to see them in Puorto Alegre BRA in 2013. (photo courtesy Ed Whitlock)