The World Masters Indoors Athletics Championships 2008
Clermont Ferrand, France,
17 to 22 March 2008

I confess—I am very biased in favour of these Championships. I came home with a 4x200 metres relay gold medal, won a B final (60 metres), as well as achieving a place in my first ever individual World final event (200 metres). I could almost forgive the Championship organizers for some of the administrative shortcomings that made life hard for the athletes. Almost. You can read more on my blog page.

I hope you enjoy the pictures. The usual apologies about gaps apply. C’mon, I raced eight times during the week myself!

These galleries are dedicated to Fran Scott, who we really missed in France, and for whom we wore the black ribbon.

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Monday 17 March

Masses of action, and lots of pictures, when I wasn’t involved in two rounds of 60m races myself!

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Tuesday 18 March

A long day. 200m quarter finals were still being run at gone 11 at night. I’d raced 60 metres that morning and won the M50 B final, and run in the 200 metres heats that afternoon. Not WMA’s best day.

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Wednesday 19 March

More action from the Jean Pellez Stadium. Despite a late night race the previous day, I was on the track again at 9am and again at 6pm.

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Thursday 20 March

Luxury! I had no races today, so managed to cover quite a lot of events in the stadium!

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Friday 21 March

A fantastic day of indoor athletics action, in which I played no part at all!

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Saturday 22 March

My birthday, and I got a relay gold medal as a present. Nice. I will long remember that relay leg as one of my best!

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Italian Team in Clermont Ferrand

My Italian friends had a good championships. Ciao ragazzi!

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USA Team in Clermont Ferrand

The USA presence was large and successful. Here’s some memories, guys.

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Other athletes in Clermont Ferrand

A collection of other Masters athletes from around the world.

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