Marsha Mark-Baird successfully defended her women's 40-44 heptathlon title on the fourth day of action at the 2016 World Masters Track and Field Championships at the Ern Clark Athletic Centre in Perth, Australia on Saturday (October 29). On the second and final day of the two-day, seven-discipline Mark-Baird amassed 5390 points to take the gold. At the end of the first day she was in second place with a score of 3139 points behind American Rachel Guest (3206) after her 12.27sec effort in the 80m hurdles, 1.54m/High jump, 10.21m/Shot put and 28.10 sec/200m. However on Day two Mark-Baird moved ahead with a strong efforts in the long jump (5.40m) and javelin (38.50m) before clocking 2:40.23 in the 800m to retain the crown she won at the last World Champs in Lyon, France one year earlier. Guest took the sliver (5180) ahead of Sweden's Primrose Ulegård (3962). Mark, Baird, a two-time Olympian, won TT's first medal in Perth and will be aiming to defend her long jump title as well later in the championships.

Read more: Mark-Baird retains World Masters Heptathlon title…Caines silver in 100m

Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter is poised to learn his fate after an International Olympic Committee (IOC) disciplinary panel met to discuss his results following retests of Beijing 2008 doping samples.

Read more: IOC hold hearing as Jamaican sprinter Carter awaits retest results

Pan Am Games gold medallist Cleopatra Borel has advised young people to “shake it off and step up” when faced with adversity.

Read more: Borel urges youths to rise above adversity

NATIONAL junior track and field athlete Khalifa St Fort grabbed bronze in the girls 100-metre event when the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) World Under-20 Championships continued at the Zawisza Stadium in Bydgoszcz, Poland, yesterday.

Read more: St Fort takes World Jr 100m bronze

Imagine being so dedicated to realising your dream that you would haul yourself to an athletics track, no matter what the weather, just to grind your body into the ground. Every single day.

Read more: Alison Leonard's Olympic snub is a brutal dismissal of an athlete's ultimate dream

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