At the National Masters Half-marathon Championships in Tullamore in August 2023, Pauline Moran Mayo AC ran a personal best 1:30.56 winning the W65 age category – a new Irish age group record.
Her Tullamore time improved on the previous world best for W65 – 1:32.56 achieved by Emmi Luthi Switzerland in May 2009.
Mayo AC then contacted World Masters Athletics Organisation attaching Athletics Ireland’s verification of Pauline’s finish time.
“Congratulations to Pauline! There are no official world age group records for half-marathon”.
Rosa Mota competed in the World Athletics event last Sunday in Riga running an amazing 1:26.16.
This is her career profile on World Athletics
For me,” she has said, “medals are more important than times. Because medals stay forever. Times change.”
Just before the World Championships at Riga, Rosa Mota became European Champion when she easily won the W65 8k cross-country at Pescara :