Kamloops 2010 World Masters Championships

This week, Kamloops will be the host of the 2010 World Masters Indoor Athletics Championships.  Kamloops is often the host of sporting events and is even known as the Tournament Capital of Canada.  With thousands of athletes coming from across the globe, this will be one the largest events the city has ever hosted.  The whole town is behind the event and it should be a great success.

Like many in this sport, I am forever in debt to masters athletes.  Specifically, I am in debt to Ken Weinbel of the Seattle Masters Track Club.  His efforts built the only hammer cage in Seattle and he also let me borrow equipment and provided feedback when I first started out in the event.  I still enjoy training there when I’m in town, and always get motivated when 97-year-old Leon Joslin shows up to take some throws. Leon played high school football with Gerald Ford and ran track with Jesse Owens at Ohio State.  Rather than playing bridge, he throws the discus for fun and I get to throw alongside him.


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  1. John Seto
    John Seto says:

    Martin, everybody is doing an awesome job running a top notch event. Thanks to all involved. Also, thanks for recommending Duffy’s. Good beer and food for most of us M40 – M50 USA hammer throwers on Monday night.

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