Masters Games: Five things (seven athletes) to watch out for on Monday, April 24

Alison Roe competes in the New York Marathon which she won with a new course record, 1981. Photo/Photosport
Alison Roe competes in the New York Marathon which she won with a new course record, 1981. Photo/Photosport

ATHLETICS - MAN KAUR
When you're 101 years old, running 100 metres in any time is an incredible achievement. Kaur from India will take a little more than a minute to cover the distance at Trusts Arena, Waitakere (9.34am), the first of her four events this week.

MOUNTAIN BIKE - ALISON ROE & ROD DIXON
Two of New Zealand's greatest marathon runners - both are former New York winners - will leave the roads far behind to take on the bumpy terrain of Woodhill State Forest, starting 9am.

ROWING - ROB WADDELL
Down at Lake Karapiro, the fields feature some formidable athletes, headed by this former Olympic single sculls champion, who will combine with trans-Atlantic rower Rob Hamill in double sculls at 8.21am and then return in a stacked Waikato eight at 4.21pm.

SWIMMING - REBECCA PERROTT
Perrott has already won 800m freesytle told at the Sir Owen Glenn Aquatic Centre at AUT Millennium, but will contest the W55-59 200m freestyle at 11.11am. She is top seed for the event that she won at the 1978 Edmonton Commonwealth Games.

SWIMMING - ANTHONY MOSSE & JANET EVANS
Still in the pool, one of New Zealand's greatest ever (Mosse) will hook up with four-time Olympic champion Evans in a star-studded 200m freestyle relay team at 2.49pm

- NZ Herald

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