Sprinters age 100, 102 break records at USATF Masters Indoors (video)

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100-year-old sprinter Orville Rogers broke five world records in the 100-plus age group at the USATF Masters Indoors Championships over the weekend.

The retired pilot did so in the 60m (19.13 seconds), 200m (1:40.94), 400m (4:16.90), 800m (9:56.44) and 1500m (20:00.91), according to USA Track and Field.

Not to be outdone, 102-year-old Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins broke 100-plus age group records in the 60m and the shot put as the oldest female competitor in meet history.

In the 60m, Hawkins clocked 24.79 seconds, smashing Ida Keeling‘s record of 58.34 from February. Hawkins also threw the shot put 2.77 meters (or 9 feet, 1.25 inches).

Full meet results are here.

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Russia track and field may get ‘ultimate sanction’ of expulsion

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BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — IAAF president Seb Coe said Russians could be stopped from competing as neutral athletes if the country fails to shows “dramatic progress” in the fight against doping.

Russia has been suspended since 2015, when the World Anti-Doping Agency found evidence of widespread doping. The only Russians allowed to compete at IAAF events since then have been designated as neutral athletes.

Coe said “unless dramatic progress is made we, and we genuinely hope it is being made, then we will have to review at our council meeting in July the status of the neutral competitors and the potential for the congress to decide upon the ultimate sanction, I guess, which is expulsion.”

Coe said the world needs to know Russian athletes are in a “system of confidence and trust.”

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Beat a record? Win an island at track and field meet

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With no world outdoor championships or Olympics this year, the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland might just hold the most coveted track and field prize of 2018.

An island.

The June 5 meet is offering the deed to one of the Turku Archipelago’s 20,000 islands to the man who wins the javelin — with one caveat. He must throw farther than the Finnish record of 93.09 meters (a little more than 305 feet).

“I hope the island is big enough to fit a sauna,” German Olympic champion Thomas Röhler said, according to the IAAF and meet organizers.

Röhler won this meet in 2016 and 2017, throwing 91.28 metres and 88.26 meters, respectively. If Röhler matches his personal best — 93.90 meters from last May — he will win the island.

As would world champion Johannes Vetter of Germany, who eclipsed the 93.09 mark at meets in July and August.

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