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Qualifying Standards, Guidelines, and Conditions

Qualifying Standards

Qualifying Period: January 1, 2013 – February 23, 2014. There will be no chasing of standards. Combined Events see information below.

Indoor Outdoor Indoor Outdoor
6.65 10.15 (100m) 60m 7.32 11.20 (100m)
46.80 45.10 400m 53.15 51.20
1:47.00 1:44.00 800m 2:03.00 1:59.00
3:41.00 /
3:58.00 (Mile)
3:34.00 1500m 4:14.00 /
4:31.00 (Mile)
7:42.00 /
13:15.00 (5000m)
8:38.00 /
15:00.00 (5000m)
No Standard 4x400 Relay No Standard
7.74 13.50 (110mH) 60m H 8.16 12.90 (100mH)
2.30 High Jump 1.94
5.75 Pole Vault 4.71
8.16 Long Jump 6.70
17.00 Triple Jump 14.25
20.30 Shot Put 17.80


  • Each Member is entitled to enter up to three athletes in each event of the Championships, provided all have achieved the corresponding entry standard, but only two will be permitted to compete (except the Pole Vault, the Combined Events and the Relays – see below).
  • In the Pole Vault, events shall be held as straight Finals with twelve athletes starting in each event. Entries will be determined by a combination of entry standards and ranking.
  • For the Combined Events, eight athletes will be invited by the IAAF in the Heptathlon and in the Pentathlon as follows:
    • the winner of the 2013 Combined Events Challenge
    • the three best athletes from the 2013 Outdoor Lists (as at 31 December 2013), limited to a maximum of one per country
    • the three best athletes from the 2014 Indoor Lists (as at 17 February 2014)
    • one athlete which may be invited at the discretion of the IAAF

In total no more than two male and two female athletes from any one Member will be invited. Upon refusals or cancellations, the invitations shall be extended to the next ranked athletes in the same lists respecting the above conditions.

  • For the Relays, each Member Federation will be able to enter up to 6 athletes in each team.
  • Youth athletes (any athlete aged 16 or 17 years on 31 December 2014, i.e. born in 1997 or 1998) CANNOT be entered in the Men’s Shot Put.
  • Athletes younger than 16 years (on 31 December 2014, i.e. born in 1999 or later), CANNOT be entered in any event.


  • Performances must be achieved during the qualification period of 1 January 2013 to 23 February 2014 (midnight Monaco time), except for the Combined Events (see above).
  • Performances must be achieved during competitions organized or authorized by the IAAF, its Area Associations or its National Member Federations. Thus, results achieved at university or school competitions must be certified by the National Federation of the country in which the competition was organized.
  • Performances must be achieved during an official competition organized in conformity with IAAF Rules.
  • For the purpose of Entry Standards, performances achieved in mixed events between male and female participants (see Rule 147) in all field events and races of 5000m and over held completely in the stadium, will be:
    • Automatically accepted if achieved at National Permit competitions
    • Accepted only with the Area Association's approval if achieved at competitions under IAAF Rule 1.1 (i) and (j)
    • Never accepted if achieved at competitions conducted under IAAF Rule 1.1 (a) to (h)
  • Wind-assisted performances will not be accepted.
  • Hand-timed performances in 60m, 100m, 400m, 800m, 60m Hurdles, and 100m/110m Hurdles will not be accepted for the running events.

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