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Selection Procedures

The International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) has announced that the 2014 IAU 24Hr World Championship scheduled for Pilzen, Czech Republic on June 21-22, 2014 has been cancelled.  The IAU is working on a suitable replacement venue and date for a 2014 24 Hr World Championship.  The latest information regarding the event can be found at:

www.iau-ultramarathon.org

and should a new date and location be announced, will appear here.


Qualification standards for the 2014 U.S. National 24 Hour Team (should the event be held), are listed below:

The United States will be represented by the USATF 24 Hour Team of up to six men and six women ultra marathon runners. The Team and alternates will be selected by the USATF Mountain , Ultra, and Trail Council (MUT) which was established in 1998 to help USATF administer ultra running in the United States.
Qualifying window: 12/21/2012-3/23/2014
Team Selection:  Monday and Tuesday, March 24-25, 2014
Team Announced: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Standards for Consideration to the 2014 U.S. National 24 Hour Team
To be considered for the USA 24 Hr National Team, runners must be citizens of the United States of America and be current USATF members and meet one of the following qualification standards.

1.       American athletes that finish in the top-10 for their respective gender at the 2013 IAU 24 Hour World Championship will receive AUTOMATIC selection (up to 3 per gender).**

2.       The top American male and female at the 2013 IAU 24 Hour World Championship will receive AUTOMATIC selection into the pool if they place in the top-15 overall for their respective gender.**

3.       The winner of the 2013 USATF National Championship will receive automatic Team selection provided they meet the following standards- Male- 135 miles, Female- 120 miles.**

4.       Athletes who meet the following qualifying standards for distance within the specified qualifying window will be entered into the pool of qualified athletes- Male- 135 MILES, Female- 120 MILES.

5.       All remaining team positions for both Men and Women (up to a total team membership of 6 Men and 6 Women) will be filled based on qualifying performances in 24-hour races or certified 24-hour splits in multiday fixed-time races, courses or tracks, in races which provide lap-recording to USATF and IAAF standards, in rank order.

6.       Minimum standards for consideration- Male- 135 miles, Female- 120 miles.
7.       Athletes interested in qualifying for consideration are urged to confirm that courses they may compete on are certified for distance (check race website or contact Race Director).

**Automatic selections from criteria 1,2,3 are valid only for the following calendar year’s World Championship. Should a World Championship not be held in a particular year, the qualifying marks inside the qualifying window may be used for qualification, but the marks are entered into the pool of athletes’ performances.


# Performances one week older than the 18 month window were removed from consideration and then returned to the end of the list by decision of the Executive Committee of the Mountain, Ultra, and Trail Council.


Qualifiers are as follows (as of 3/23/2014)

1.       Sabrina Little 152.03 miles 5/6/2013 IAU World 24 Hour Championship, Steenbergen, the Netherlands (AUTO)
2.       Suzanna Bon 146.79 miles 5/6/2013 IAU World 24 Hour Championship, Steenbergen, the Netherlands (AUTO
3.       Traci Falbo 142.73 miles 5/6/2013 IAU World 24 Hour Championship, Steenbergen, the Netherlands (AUTO)
4.       Connie Gardner (AUTO) 132.71 miles 10/26/2013 24 The Hard Way, Oklahoma City, OK
5.       Katalin Nagy 133.470 miles, 3/16/2014 SC24, Spartanburg, SC
6.       Katalin Nagy, 124.06 miles 10/26/2013 24 The Hard Way, Oklahoma City, OK
7.       Shannon Johnstone 123.134 miles, 3/16/2014 SC24, Spartanburg, SC 
8.       Jill Peters 122.50064 miles, 9/22/2013, North Coast 24 Hr, Cleveland, OH
9.       Deb Horn, 131.117 miles, 12/16/2012, Desert Solstice, Phoenix, AZ #
10.    Jennifer Aradi, 128.132 miles, 12/16/2012, Desert Solstice, Phoenix, AZ #

 
Men (Qualifying Mark- 135 miles minimum)
1.       Jon Olsen 167.57 miles 5/6/2013 IAU World 24 Hour Championship, Steenbergen, the Netherlands (AUTO)
2.       John Dennis 163.26 miles 5/6/2013 IAU World 24 Hour Championship, Steenbergen, the Netherlands (AUTO)
3.       Joe Fejes 154.19 miles 5/6/2013 IAU World 24 Hour Championship, Steenbergen, the Netherlands (AUTO)
4.     John Cash 140.41 miles (AUTO) 10/26/2013 24 The Hard Way, Oklahoma City, OK
5.     Harvey Lewis 154.590 3/16/2014, SC24, Spartanburg, SC
6.       Oliver Leblond, 152.549 miles, 12/15/2013, Desert Solstice 24 Hr, Phoenix, AZ
7.       Serge Arbona 151.0 miles 5/18/2013, Three Days at the Fair, Sussex, NJ
8.       Harvey Lewis 150.42 miles 9/22/2013 North Coast 24 Hr, Cleveland, OH
8.       Ed Ettinghausen, 144.623 miles, 12/15/2013, Desert Solstice 24 Hr, Phoenix, AZ
9.       Brian Teason 139.0 miles 5/18/2013, Three Days at the Fair, Sussex, NJ
10.   Nelson Armstrong 138.48 miles 10/26/2013 24 The Hard Way, Oklahoma City, OK
11.   Ed Ettinghausen(2), 136.25 miles 12/11/2013, Black Friday Races, Chula Vista, CA
12.  Nick Coury, 139.746 miles 12/16/2012 Desert Solstice, Phoenix, AZ #


**Please submit notification of athletes missed in this ranking list to howardvchair@gmail.com. Include athlete name, race name, race date, and URL for race if possible.**


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