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Qualifying Standards

The USATF 100 km National Team will compete in the 2013 International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 100 km World Cup under the patronage of the IAAF in Durban, South Africa on October 26, 2013.

The annual 100 km World Championship race is the one international venue at which USA Track & Field (USATF) has fielded an ultra distance team for over a decade. The United States will be represented by the USATF 100 km Team of up to six men and up to six women ultra marathon runners. The team and alternates will be selected by the USATF Mountain/Ultra/TrailRunning Council which was established in 1998 to help USATF administer ultra running in the United States.

Qualifying Window: April 13, 2012-July 13, 2013
Team Selected: July 13-15, 2013
Team Announced: July 15, 2013

Standards for Consideration for 2013 US National 100 Km Team
To be considered for the USA 100 km National Team, American runners must be citizens of the United States of America, current USATF members and meet one of the following qualifying standards.

  1. American athletes who finish in the top 10 men or women at the 2012 IAU 100 Km World Championship will receive automatic team selection (up to 4 per gender, to be changed to 3 per gender for 2014 qualifying and beyond).
  2. The winner of the 2013 USA 100 km championship (if contested) will receive automatic team selection if fewer than 6 athletes are selected by #1 above.
  3. The top American male and female finishers at the 2012 IAU 100 Km World Championship will be selected into the pool if they place in the top 15 overall for their gender.
  4. Athletes who meet the following qualifying standards between April 13, 2012 and July 13, 2013 will be selected into the pool: Road 100km: Sub 7:20:00 (Men) or Sub 8:40:00 (Women) Road 50 Mile: Sub 5:40:00 (Men) or Sub 6:40:00 (Women)
  5. Athletes who meet the respective qualifying standards at any of the following three well established trail races also will be considered:
    1. JFK 50 Mile (11/17/2012): Sub 6:00:00 (Men) or Sub 7:15:00 (Women)
    2. American River 50 Mile (04/07/2012, 04/06/2013): Sub 5:50:00 (Men) or Sub 6:50 (Women)
    3. Ice Age 50 Mile (5/12/2012, 05/11/2013): Sub 6:10:00 (Men) or Sub 7:20:00 (Women)

See the Performance List for a list of athletes who have met at least one of the criteria above.

Team Selection Process
Athletes will be named to the team from the team selection pool using the following procedures:

  1. Athletes will be named to the team based on the order of the criteria above until all the team spots are filled. Priority will be assigned to 100 km road performances, as that is the actual race distance, but 50 mile road and designated trail race performances (see above) will be evaluated and the better performance overall will have precedence. Athletes not automatically selected to the team through standards 1-3 above will be selected according to best performances within qualifying guidelines.
  2. If fewer than 6 athletes achieve the qualifying standards for consideration, no fewer than 4 athletes (three scoring and one additional) will be named based on performance.
  3. If more than 6 athletes achieve the qualifying standards for consideration, up to 3 alternates (i.e., 6 team members and 3 alternates) will be named sequentially based on performance.

Alternates must meet the same standards for consideration based on performance.

Alternates are encouraged to prepare, as they may be named to compete at any time if one of the other team members is unable to compete.

Selected athletes and alternates will be notified on or before July 15, 2013

Current Qualifiers (As of 5/17/2013)

Women Automatic Qualifiers Criterion 1 (Top 10 at 100 km WC)

  1. Amy Sproston, 7:34:08, 1st, IAU World 100Km Championships, Seregno, Italy, 4/22/2012, (AUTO)
  2. Meghan Arbogast, 7:41:52, IAU World 100Km Championships, Seregno, Italy, 4/22/2012 (AUTO)
  3. Pam Smith, 7:43:04, IAU World 100Km Championships, Seregno, Italy, 4/22/2012 (AUTO)

Automatic Qualifier Criterion 2 (Winner U.S. National Championship)

  1. Carolyn Smith, 8:36:26.7, Mad City 100K, Madison, WI, 4/20/2013 (AUTO)

Criterion 4 (Time-50 Mile/100 km)

  1. Carolyn Smith, 8:32:15, IAU World 100Km Championships, Seregno, Italy, 4/22/2012
  2. Amy Halseth, 6:19:44, Jed Smith 50 Mile, Sacramento, CA, 2/2/2013

Criterion 5 (Selected Trail Races)

  1. Cassie Scallon, 6:46:38, Ice Age 50 Mile, WI 5/11/2013
  2. Denise Bourassa, 7:12:14, Ice Age 50 Mile, 5/12/2012
  3. Emily Harrison 6:17:16, JFK 50 Mile, MD 11/17/2012
  4. Elissa Ballas 6:44:45, JFK 50 Mile, MD 11/17/2012
  5. Bev Anderson-Abbs 7:14:31, JFK 50 Mile, MD, 11/17/2012

Men Automatic Qualifiers Criterion 1 (Top 10 at 100 km WC)

  1. David Riddle, 6:45:19, 5th, IAU World 100Km Championships, Seregno, Italy, 4/22/2012 (AUTO)
  2. Jon Olsen, 6:48:52, 7th, IAU World 100Km Championships, Seregno, Italy, 4/22/2012 (AUTO)
  3. Mike Wardian, 6:48:59, 8th, IAU World 100Km Championships, Seregno, Italy, 4/22/2012 (AUTO)
  4. Joe Binder, 6:54:31, 10th, IAU World 100Km Championships, Seregno, Italy, 4/22/2012 (AUTO)

Automatic Qualifier Criterion 2 (Winner U.S. National Championship)

  1. Nick Accardo, 7:34:50.7, Mad City 100K, Madison, WI, 4/20/2013 (AUTO)

Criterion 4 (Time- 50 Mile/100K)

  1. Todd Braje 7:07:09, IAU World 100Km Championships, Seregno, Italy, 4/22/2012

Criterion 5 (Selected Trail Races)

  1. David Riddle, 5:56:46, Ice Age 50 Mile, WI, 5/11/2013
  2. Zach Bitter, 6:05:45, Ice Age 50 Mile, WI, 5/12/2012
  3. Brian Condon, 6:07:49, Ice Age 50 Mile, WI, 5/11/2013
  4. Zach Bitter, 6:08:14, Ice Age 50 Mile, WI, 5/11/2013
  5. Max King, 5:34:58, JFK 50 Mile, MD 11/17/2012
  6. David Riddle, 5:45:13, JFK 50 Mile, MD 11/17/2012
  7. Matt Lavine, 5:56:19, JFK 50 Mile, MD 11/17/2012

 


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