HISTORY

The first WMA Championships was held in Toronto in 1975

1975 – Toronto

1977 – Gottenburg, Sweden

1979 – Hannover, Germany

1981 – Christchurch, New Zealand

1983 – San Juan, Puerto Rico

1985 – Rome, Italy

1987 – Melbourne, Australia

1989 – Eugene, Oregon

1991 – Turku, Finland

1993 – Miyazaki, Japan

1995 – Buffalo, USA

1997 – Durban, South Africa

1999 – Gateshead, England

2001 – Brisbane, Australia

2003 – Carolina, Puerto Rico

2005 – Donostia, Spain

2007 – Riccione, Italy

2009 – Lahti, Finland

2011 – Sacramento, USA

2013 – Puerto Alegre, Brazil

2015 – Lyon, France

2016 – Perth, Australia

2018 – Malaga, Spain

In Memory of Don Farquharson

Founder of World Masters Athletics

The 1975 Organizing Committee

Toronto hosted the first World Masters Track and Field Championships in 1975

WAVA – World Association of Veteran Athletes
(changed to World Masters Athletics)

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Sacramento World Championships 2011

The Male Competitors who competed in Toronto 1975

Jerry Smartt USA, 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 passed away in 2017

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)

Irene has been invited to TO2020 as our guest.

1975 Opening Ceremonies

Ralph Lang is still competing

Cross Country start in Sunnybrook Park

1975 Bling