Last Updated on November 18, 2011 by Jimson Lee
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In this race, I am in Lane 6 and I get a horrible start, as I popped up immediately after the gun. I won’t make excuses, but a lack of racing didn’t help (this was only my 3rd 100m of the year). In order to peak for a 100m, you have to run 5-7 races under your belt in a given season. For a 400m, 3-5 races is sufficient.
With 97 entries, and 72 declared athletes, this results in 9 heats on a 8 lane track, 2P6Tâ€ or Top 2 advance on Place and 6 fastest Times advancing to a 3-heat semifinal of 24 athletes. 81 declared athletes or more would result in an additional Preliminary round.
I placed 3rd in my race, but was not one of the 6 fastest times (32nd overall).
Where was this held? Vancouver?
Jimson Lee says
The 2007 World Masters Athletics were held in Riccione, Italy, Sept 4-15, 2007.
Some demographics of the event:
Our Italian host accounted for almost one-third of the 9000+ participants, and the most popular & competitive age groups (M40-44, M45-49, and M50-54) accounted for almost a third as well.
All in all, it was a great experience.
That does sound like a great experience – I love Italy.
Top 32 in the world ain’t bad for an old man! :)
Jimson Lee says
@Mike – Thanks for the kind words :o) but everyone else in the race was old, too. I just happen to be the oldest in that 5 year age group.