Masterclass in store as African legends battle for top honours

Margit Jugmann

World Masters Athletics president Margit Jugmann speaks during the start of the Africa Masters Athletics Championships at Nyayo National Stadium on November 24, 2021.

Photo credit: Chris Omollo | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • In the long-term, there is the World Masters Championships in Tampere, Finland in July. I encourage our athletes to compete at the continental level with this in view. 
  • Regardless of the results, we are all winners by virtue of deciding to participate when it would be rather beneficial to sit back and enjoy our sunset years.
  • Once a runner, always a runner it seems and all competitors deserve a pat on the back for daring to do what many would shy away from in their old age.

Form is temporary, class is permanent.” 

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