Tania – 2nd at Worlds!!

Tania is congratulated by her daughter Alise post race.

Tania Fischer ran in the World Masters Track and Field Championships this past Friday in the 5,000 meters in Sacramento, California. She was second in the 45-49 year old division running 17:33.73 to first place finisher, Sally Gibbs (age 48, New Zealand- she also won the 10,000 meters) who ran 17:19.43.

The race was at night but that didn’t keep it from being a warm race at 80 degrees and they started lapping some of the last place women by the third lap making the racing a little more difficult. “It was tough out there,” Tania said, “but I’m really happy and did the best I could.”

Each age division ran their own race. If Tania had been in one race, age 35 – 75, she would have come in second there too and the first overall masters American. Nice going, Tania!

Tania is now taking a well-deserved break then back at it again getting ready for the cross country season.

For complete results, click here.

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