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Alasdair Ross (July 2016)

ALASDAIR ROSS in March 2015 at Torun, Poland won three M60 gold medals in the European Masters Indoors over 200/400 & the sprint relay.
But on Monday 4th of July 2016 he sadly died of pancreatic cancer (Born 17/3/52).

The charming and impressive looking Scotsman, originally from Edinburgh, was self coached and ran for Windsor Slough & Eton and Veterans AC. He was 2nd in the M60, 400 Final of the World Masters outdoors last year.

He first came into veteran/Masters athletics at 40, coming 2nd in the World Masters 200m in 22.87 and was a medallist every year in major international Masters Championships till this year.

As a younger man he competed at National level.
Alasdair Ross comes in here “My best event was the 400m. I used to run the Southern Counties because I was living in the South of England. I got selected for Scotland a couple of times, for small international meets. I ran the 400 against Dave Jenkins and the 200 against Allan Wells in Edinburgh but, needless to say, they won. My best times were 10.66/21.4/46.88 for the 100/200/400.’

‘I got married when I was 24 and stopped when I was 26 then, picked it up again just before coming a veteran Master at 40, then did relatively better because I was able to train and, managed to win a few World and European Masters Championships so, comparatively I got better when I got older.”

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