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USA Masters T & F at UNF this week

Over 1,000 athletes ages 30-98 will be competing this week.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – More than 30 reigning world masters track and field champions who won gold at the last World Masters indoor or outdoor championships and at least two Olympians will be among approximately 1000 athletes 30-98 years old, competing at the USA National Masters Track & Field Championships in Jacksonville, FL, Thursday through Sunday, July 23-26, at University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium.

The athletes will display speed, strength, and endurance, proving that lifetime fitness is possible for all ages in events ranging from 100 to 10,000 meters, while field events will include the full range of jumps and throws. This is the first national masters track championship in the Southeast region and resulted from being the winning bid in a competitive presentation process at the USA Track & Field Annual Meeting two years ago.

The meet showcases many Americans going soon after Jacksonville's nationals to the World Masters Athletics Championships in Lyon, France, August 4-16.

Events at Hodges Stadium will be daily:
· Thursday 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM
· Friday 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
· Saturday 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM
· Sunday 7:00 AM-3:30 PM

For a detailed schedule, see
http://www.usatf.org