2 South African Masters track records smashed!
South Africa's best female masters middle distance athlete has arrived ! I just thought that I would share with you the great performances of one of our best middle distance masters ladies, Salome Vermeulen (46) who this season bettered two longstanding middle distance S.A. track records held by the legendary Anne McKenzie. Salome is one of Masters’ Athletics most dedicated and hardworking athletes and during the past month she was rewarded when she bettered, not 1 but 2 S.A. records in the 800m and 1500m in the age group 45-49 years within 2 weeks. Her time of 2.17,93 in the 800 bettered the old record of 2.19,2 which stood behind the name of Anne McKenzie for 42 years. She also bettered the S.A. 1500m age group record with a time of 4.47,8 which stood for 38 years, (4.49,2). Salome hopes to participate in the World Masters Athletics Championships scheduled for 16 – 27 October 2013 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.