Gilmore earns top masters rank
Lois Gilmore of Janesville remains a competitive force among masters road runners on the U.S. circuit.
Running Times magazine ranked Gilmore No. 1 among masters women between 80 and 84-years-old in its February/March edition.
Running Times ranks the top three runners in each five-year age group. The magazine’s primary criterion for rankings is age-grade percentage, which is the basis for most masters awards and prize money, because it allows a level playing field.
The magazine said it rewards runners who seek the better competitors at championships and prestigious national and regional races. Number of races and the diversity of distance is also considered.