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Womens 60-64 division heptathlete Rita Hanscom, 61, of San Diego, California, competes in the shot put, the third event on the first day of the women's combined events, or heptathlon, on August 4, 2015 at the Laurent Gérin stadium in Venissieux, France during the 2015 World Masters Athletics Championships.
The Championships, which include track & field events (as well as race walking, marathon, cross country, half marathon and combined events) contested by athletes of 35 ages and over divided into 5-year age divisions, are being held at multiple locations in Lyon, France from August 4 through 16, 2015.
The first day of heptathlon competition includes the 80 meter hurdles, high jump, shot put and the 200 meters. Combined events are scored using an international point table, and masters scores are age-graded so they are comparable across age ranges.
Hanscom's winning score of 5989 is a pending world record:
Ulrike Hiltscher of Germany holds the existing W60 published world record of 5458 points, which Hanscom had already broken earlier in the year and broke again in this meet. Hanscom's records are yet to be ratified.
photo by Angela Jimenez for The New York Times
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