Technical Specifications

The specifications for some events and various implements change with the age of the competitor. This allows for the changes in ability as we progress through the age groups. Included in the technical specifications is the order in which events are contested in the multi-event competitions. While WMA rules generally follow IAAF rules there are differences as set out here.    Technical Specifications PDF to download

SUMMARY OF WORLD MASTERS ATHLETICS COMPETITION RULES AUGUST 2013

Hurdles Specifications

Age Group Distance (m) Hurdle Height (m) No of Hurdles To First Hurdle (m) Between Hurdles (m) To Finish (m)
Women: Short
30-39 100 .840 10 13 8.5 10.5
40-49 80 .762 8 12 8.0 12
50-59 80 .762 8 12 7.0 19
60+ 80 .686 8 12 7.0 19
Women: Long
30-49 400 .762 10 45 35 40
50-59 300 .762 7 50 35 40
60-69 300 .686 7 50 35 40
70+ 200 .686 5 20 35 40
Men: Short
30-49 110 .991 10 13.72 9.14 14.02
50-59 100 .914 10 13 8.5 10.5
60-69 100 .840 10 12 8.0 16
70-79 80 .762 8 12 7.0 19
80+ 80 .686 8 12 7.0 19
Men: Long
30-49 400 .914 10 45 35 40
50-59 400 .840 10 45 35 40
60-69 300 .762 7 50 35 40
70-79 300 .686 7 50 35 40
80+ 200 .686 5 20 35 40

Steeplechase Specifications

Women Men
Age Distance Height Age Distance Height
30+ 2,000m 0.762m 30-59 3,000m 0.914m
60+ 2,000m 0.762m

Multi Events Specifications

Pentathlon Decathlon Heptathlon Throws Pentathlon
Women:
100m, Shot Put, Long Jump, Javelin, 800m
Men:
Long Jump, Javelin, 200m, Discus, 1500m
Day 1:
100m, Long Jump, Shot, High Jump, 400m
Day 2:
Hurdles, Discus, Pole Vault, Javelin, 1500m
Day 1:
Hurdles, High Jump, Shot Put, 200m
Day 2:
Long Jump, Javelin, 800m
All Women & Men
Hammer, Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, Weight

Throwing Implements Specifications

Please see also the  Detailed Specifications Of Throwing Implements.

“PLEASE NOTE that the hammer specs as mentioned in the new AMA Handbook (sent Nov 2014) are only partly correct, as the hammer wire no longer has a minimum length, only a maximum”

Hammer (kg) Shot (kg) Discus (kg) Javelin (gm) Weight (kg)
Women
30-49 4.00 4.00 1.00 600 9.080 (20lb)
50-59 3.00 3.00 1.00 500 7.260 (16lb)
60-74 3.00 3.00 1.00 500 (01/01/2014) 5.450 (12lb)
75+ 2.00 2.00 0.75 400 4.000 (8.8lb)
Men
30-49 7.26 7.26 2.00 800 15.880 (35lb)
50-59 6.00 6.00 1.50 700 11.340 (25lb)
60-69 5.00 5.00 1.00 600 9.080 (20lb)
70-79 4.00 4.00 1.00 500 7.260 (16lb)
80+ 3.00 3.00 1.00 400 5.450 (12lb)