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The Masters Athletes get ready for the new competition season 2016

    2015 is gone – welcome 2016!

    The national indoor season will start sooner as usual this year.

    The first national championships will take place in February. A good opportunity for the masters who want to be well prepared for the first European Indoor Championships in Ancona in March 29th up to April 3rd.

    The City is ready to host these Indoor Championships for the second time (2009) and expects more than 3000 athletes this time (2872).

    The Second European Masters Athletic Championship will be hosted by the Portuguese City of Vila Real de Santo Antonio in the south part (ALGAVE) of the country. In 2005 the athletes participated the first time and came back with best memories.

    This year the LOC will welcome more than 1500 athletes from Europe (899 in 2005). But there will be more runners because the LOC offers other competitions for the public.

    Very late – from the view of the northern hemisphere – the City of Perth in Australia will invite the masters of the world to take part in the Stadia Championship from October 26th up to November 6th . It will be a festival of culture and athletics because the City of Perth knows how to entertain the visitors but is also able to offer a big variety of outdoor activities and leisure sport. The LOC is very well prepared – may be you met the team in Lyon – to host the World Masters Athletes for the first time.

    EMA Council likes to wish all of you a great first start on the track (indoor and outdoor). Keep yourself fit and enjoy our sports.

    On behalf of EMA Council

    Kurt Kaschke