Tony Whiteman wins his first World Masters title, Budapest 2014

Highlights from Day 3 of the 2014 World Masters Indoor Championships in Budapest

Written by Bridget Cushen on 3/29/2014

After three days of intense competition at the World Masters Athletics Indoor Championships in Budapest, prolific London racing mum Clare Elms, won her first W50 World title after outsprinting Fiona Matheson over the last lap in the 3000m. Multi World Age Group record breaker, Angela Copson, lapped the entire field in her W65-69 race. Olympian Tony Whiteman and James Thie had easy victories in the M40-44 and M35 age groups. Peter Molloy picked up his second silver medal in the M65 race, more minor medals followed from Anna Critchlow 2nd W45 and Susan Ridley 3rd, W60 Ros Tabor held on for a silver medal. Joanne Locker raced to a bronze medal in the W35 race.

Mark Johnson had plenty of competition in his M40 pole vault where 20 men started, he won from Hernander of Spain by a clear 30cm. Sue Yeoman, the British Indoor Champion was a little disappointed with her winning height in the W60 pole vault. M50 Stephen Whyte also had plenty of opposition from the 21 strong men in the Weight Throw, which he went on to win and the former W35 World Champion Andrea Jenkins had to settle for a silver in her event. Over in the long jump it was first and second for W55 Britons Carol Filer and Averil McClelland. Wendy Laing soared over the W50 1.54cm high jump bar for another international victory. In the outside arena where the Winter throwing events were held, Glaswegian Clare Cameron collected another silver medal in the W55 discus, Morris Fox added to the day’s medal tally with 2nd in the M50 shot.