Toronto hosted the first World Masters Track and Field Championships in 1975
WAVA – World Association of Veteran Athletes
(changed to World Masters Athletics)
The Organizing Committee
Sacramento World Championships 2011
The Male Competitors who competed in Toronto 1975
Jerry Smartt USA (since deceased), Derek Howarth UK, Ed Whitlock CAN, Ron Franklin UK, Arthur Walsham UK
Ed Whitlock CAN ran the Cross Country (21st), 800m (5th),
1500m (4th), 4X400m Relay (3rd) at the 1975 Championships.
He ran the anchor leg and was the last runner on the track for the meet!
Ed is still competing in the M85 Age Group.
Irene Obera USA won the Bronze in the 100m (12.5) in TO1975
Irene is still competing – recently at the 2016 USATF Indoors (photo by Rob Jerome)
1975 Opening Ceremonies
Ralph Lang (L) is still competing
Cross Country start in Sunnybrook Park