Tie Break Procedures for Marathon and 50km Race Walk Events
Marathon/50km Race Walking:
Athletes participating in a World Championship Team Trials – Marathon, a World Championship Team Trials-50km Race Walk, an Olympic Team Trials – Marathon, or an Olympic Team Trials – 50km Race Walk will be assigned a rank based upon their place- finish in that event.
For the Race Walk, if there is a tie for any rank position that affects team selection, the tie shall be resolved, in order, by awarding the higher rank to the athlete with the fewer red cards during the event. If that does not resolve the tie, it shall be broken by lot.
For the Marathon, if there is a tie for any rank position that affects team selection, the tie shall be broken by lot.
Any athlete who refuses to participate in the tie-break procedure forfeits any rights to the higher place.