WMA Prez Stan Perkins has finally broken the ice on how to enter the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing — as a masters exhibition entrant. In a new post, Stan writes: “The events selected are a Womens’ 50 plus 400 metres, to be run at 17.35pm and a Mens’ 50 plus 800 metres to take place at 17.45pm. It has been proposed that each event be a straight final with not less than eight athletes in the Women’s 400 metres and up to ten athletes for the mens’ race. Invitations to participate in the Masters events will be extended to those athletes who during 2014 and 2015 have run the 400 metres (Women) in 1:05 or better and the 800 metres (Men) in 2:06 or better.”

Here’s the formal announcement:

WMA ATHETES TO COMPETE IN EVENTS AT 1AAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN BEIJING, CHINA, AUGUST, 2015.

After lengthy negotiations, between WMA, the IAAF and the LOC of the IAAF World Track and Field Championships, to be held in Beijing, China it has been agreed two Masters events will be included into the programme. These events will take place as a lead in to the evening competition on Saturday 29th.August, 2015.

The events selected are a Womens’ 50 plus 400 metres, to be run at 17.35pm and a Mens’ 50 plus 800 metres to take place at 17.45pm. It has been proposed that each event be a straight final with not less than eight athletes in the Women’s 400 metres and up to ten athletes for the mens’ race. Invitations to participate in the Masters events will be extended to those athletes who during 2014 and 2015 have run the 400 metres (Women) in 1.05.00 or better and the 800 metres (Men) in 2.06.00 or better. In addition several Chinese Masters athletes will be selected as reserves to fill any vacancies to ensure full fields in both events. Athletes details required:

Name: Address. DOB. Tel: E-Mail. Affiliate and Registration number.Copy of Birth Certificate. Personal Best in 2014-2015 with the meeting name, venue, date. Short Competitive background in more than 50 words.

Final arrangements for accommodation, travel, training, accreditation and associated matters are still being determined, however at this time athletes should be prepared to meet their own travel and accommodation costs. WMA will announce further information in these matters as soon as it is available. However it is suggested that athletes should plan to arrive in Beijing no later than 27August and depart from 30 August.

Athletes who wish to be considered for selection to participate in these events should submit their applications in electronic or written form to WMA Secretary Winston Thomas at the following address by 30th March:

4 Gate Croft
Hemel Hempstead
Herts HP3 9NA
GREAT BRITAIN

From: http://masterstrack.com/2015/01/33687/

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