Research shows athletics champions are older
Mo Farah leads the 5,000m race in Moscow. Track and field world champions are getting older again, after a near decade-long spell at the start of the millennium when their average age was getting progressively younger. Exclusive analysis by inside the games on the ages of winners of the 43 individual events at the 14th IAAF World Championships shows they were on average 26.35 years old.
After the highpoint of the London 2012 Olympics, 2013 has hardly been a banner year for athletics, with Moscow 2013 preceded by positive drugs tests attributed to a number of high-profile athletes. The sport, moreover, has now been joined by aquatics and gymnastics on the top rung of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ladder for the purposes of determining how much money particular sports receive from the Olympic Games.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The StandardSimilar Stories