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Qualifying Standards

The USATF 100 km National Team will compete in the 2014 International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 100 Km World Cup under the patronage of the IAAF on November 21, 2014 (NOTE DATE CHANGE) in Doha, Qatar.

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 ultramarathon runners. The team and alternates will be selected by the USATF Mountain/Ultra/Trail Running Council which was established in 1998 to help USATF administer ultra running in the United States.

Qualifying Window: 2/27/2013- 6/1/2014
Team Selected: June 2-3, 2014
Team Announced: June 4, 2014

Standards for Consideration for 2014 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 2013 IAU 100 Km World Championship will receive automatic team selection (up to 3 per gender). (N/A for 2014 due to lack of 2013 World Championship) (qualification valid for the following calendar year World Championship only)
  2. The winner of the 2014 USA 100 Km National Championship (if contested) will receive automatic team selection. (qualification valid for the next closest future World Championship only)
  3. The top American male and female finishers at the 2013 IAU 100 Km World Championship will be selected into the pool if they place in the top 15 overall for their gender. (N/A for 2014 due to lack of 2013 World Championship) (qualification valid for the following calendar year World Championship only)
  4. Athletes who meet the following qualifying standards between February 27, 2013 and June 1, 2014 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) or who meet the respective qualifying standards at any of the following three well established trail races also will be considered:

  1. JFK 50 Mile (11/23/2013): Sub 6:00:00 (Men) or Sub 7:15:00 (Women)
  2. American River 50 Mile (4/5/2014): Sub 5:50:00 (Men) or Sub 6:50 (Women)
  3. Ice Age 50 Mile (5/10/2014): Sub 6:10:00 (Men) or Sub 7:20:00 (Women)
  4. 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 by Mountain, Ultra, and Trail Council of USATF and the performance deemed superior 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 5/19/2014)

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

N/A- No 2013 WC held

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

1.  Pam Smith, 7:47:51.1, Mad City 100Km, Madison, WI, 4/12/14 (AUTO)

Criterion 4 (Time-50 Mile/100 km)

1. Meghan Arbogast, 7:50:31, Shibamata 100K, Tokyo, Japan, 6/1/2013
2. Amy Sproston, 7:50:32, Shibamata 100K, Tokyo, Japan, 6/1/2013
3. Carolyn Smith, 8:36:26.7, Mad City 100K, Madison, WI, 4/20/2013
4. Cassie Scallon 6:24:01, Tussey Mountainback 50 Mile, PA, 10/20/13
5. Carolyn Smith(2), 6:29:36, Door County 50 Mile,


Criterion 5 (Selected Trail Races)

1. Kaci Lickteig, 6:41:39, Ice Age 50 Mile, WI 5/10/2014
2. Cassie Scallon(2), 6:46:38, Ice Age 50 Mile, WI 5/11/2013
3. Emily Harrison, 6:35:05, JFK 50 Mile, MD 11/23/2013
4. Kate Pallardy, 7:04:16, Ice Age 50 Mile, WI 5/10/2014
5. Larissa Dannis, 7:15:39, Ice Age 50 Mile, WI 5/10/2014


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

N/A- No 2013 WC held

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

1. Zach Bitter- 6:44:03.9, Mad City 100Km, Madison, WI, 4/12/14 (AUTO)

Criterion 4 (Time- 50 Mile/100K)

1. Joe Binder, 6:56:40.2, Mad City 100Km, Madison, WI, 4/12/14
2. Zach Bitter(2), 7:10:53, (certified 100Km split) Desert Solstice 24Hr, AZ 12/15/2013
3. Nick Accardo, 7:11:33.2, Mad City 100Km, Madison, WI, 4/12/14
4. Jim Sweeney, 7:11:57.4, Mad City 100Km, Madison, WI, 4/12/14
5. Kevin Grabowski, 7:17:46.2, Mad City 100Km, Madison, WI, 4/12/14
6. Matt Flaherty, 5:28:11, Tussey Mountainback 50 Mile, PA, 10/20/2013
7. Zach Bitter(2), 5:32:22, Tussey Mountainback 50 Mile, PA 10/20/2013

Criterion 5 (Selected Trail Races)

1. Zach Miller 5:38:53, JFK 50 Mile, MD, 11/23/2013
2. Max King, 5:41:07, Ice Age 50 Mile, WI 5/10/2014
3. Matt Flaherty (3) 5:44:37, JFK 50 Mile, MD, 11/23/2013
4. Matt Flaherty (2), 5:49:13, Ice Age 50 Mile, WI 5/10/2014
5. Mike Wardian, 5:55:37, JFK 50 Mile, MD, 11/23/2013
6. David Riddle, 5:56:46, Ice Age 50 Mile, WI, 5/11/2013
7. Brian Condon, 5:58:24, Ice Age 50 Mile, WI 5/10/2014
8. Michael Owen, 5:59:56, Ice Age 50 Mile, WI 5/10/2014
9. Brian Condon (2), 6:07:49, Ice Age 50 Mile, WI, 5/11/2013
10. Zach Bitter (3), 6:08:14, Ice Age 50 Mile, WI, 5/11/2013

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