The first 256 issues of National Masters News from 1977 to 1999 are now posted as searchable PDFs at


This is big.

Underwritten by the USATF Masters T&F Committee, this project came about when longtime editor and publisher Al Sheahen died in late 2013 and his family made boxes of the monthly available to me. Former NMN publisher Randy Sturgeon also gave permission to post these online.

The history and evolution of adult age-group athletics is completely detailed in these issues.

Wouldn't it be nice if T&FN did something similar?