The story behind becoming 2023 USATF Masters Track and Field Athlete of the Year.
Masters 60+ track and field athlete Sue McDonald has been a competitive athlete most of her life. And she’s been a competitor in a wide variety of events: she’d started out her collegiate career as a heptathlete and has since continued to enjoy working at multiple disciplines, as well as trying new events (like the steeple!).
So in 2022, when Sue was looking ahead at entering the 60+ masters age bracket, she didn’t have just one event she was aiming to rewrite the records books in, she targeted several. In the end, Sue set 9 world records in the W60-64 category: indoors 800 and 1500; outdoors 400, 800, 300H, 1500, and Mile, as well as the Steeplechase and the Heptathlon.
For her stellar achievements, Sue McDonald was named the 2023 USATF Masters Track and Field Athlete of Year.
This is the story of what it took for Sue to be ready for a record-setting year. She left no area unconsidered: nutrition, mental prep, coaching, strength, lifestyle, physical training. And she gets into it all. This is what it took her to become a champion, many times over, and raise the bar for masters athletes.
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