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.
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