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Qualifying Standards


Men Event Women
10.38 100 m 11.55
21.00 200 m 23.64
46.07 400 m 52.94
1:50.0 800 m 2:06.0
3:49.0 1,500 m 4:26.0
9:00.0 3000m Steeplechase 10:46.0
14:23.0 5,000 m 16:43.0
30:10.0 10,000 m 35:51.0
  100m hurdles 13.77
14.08 110m hurdles  
51.62 400m hurdles 59.56
2.17 High Jump 1.78
4.98 Pole Vault 3.68
7.61 Long Jump 6.18
16.17 Triple Jump 13.08
18.14 Shot Put 15.82
53.05 Discus Throw 50.94
71.03 Javelin Throw 51.07
63.15 Hammer Throw 61.85
  Heptathlon 4995
7063 Decathlon  
2:21:00 Marathon 2:55:00
1:30:00 20 km race walk 1:42:00
4:18:00 50 km race walk  

Conditions for the Validity of Performances
  • Qualifying performances must be achieved between January 1, 2014 and May 25, 2015.

  • Performances must be achieved during competitions organized or authorized by the IAAF, its area associations or its member federations. Therefore, results achieved at university or school competitions must be certified by the member federation of the country in which the competition was organized (see below for marathons and race walks). 

  • Performances must be achieved during an official competition organized in conformity with current IAAF rules.

  • Performances achieved in mixed events (see Rule 147) will be accepted only under the following   circumstance: For all field events, and races of 5,000 meters and longer held completely within the stadium, the results will be: Automatically accepted if achieved at national permit competitions.

1.    Accepted only with the area association’s approval if achieved at competitions under IAAF Rule 1.1 (i) and (j)

2.    Unaccepted if achieved at competitions conducted under IAAF Rule 1.1 (a) to (h).

3.    Always accepted for road races (marathons and race walks).

  • Wind-assisted performances will not be accepted.

  • Hand-timed performances in 100 m, 200 m, 400 m, 800 m, 110 m/100 m hurdles, 400 m hurdles, 4 x 100 m and 4 x 400 m relay will not be accepted.

  • Indoor performances for all field events, and for races of 200 meters and longer, will be accepted.

  • For running events of 200 meters and longer, performances achieved on oversized tracks will not be accepted.

  • Race walk track performances (20,000 m or 50,000 m) will be accepted.

Marathons

  • Only marathon race performances that abide by the following criteria are considered valid toward meeting the entry standards: The course is (or will be) measured prior to the race by an IAAF/AIMS (Association of International Marathon and Distance Races) Grade A or B international road race course measurer.

  • The measurement certificate must have been established no earlier than five years prior to the race date.

  • The overall decrease in elevation between the start and finish must not exceed 1:1000 (1 meter per kilometer).

  • A list of qualifying marathon courses can be found on the IAAF website and will be updated as new information on correctly-measured courses is received by the IAAF. Please note that for a marathon course to be published on the list, it will no longer be necessary for the IAAF to receive an application before a given deadline. Member federations and organizers must, however, still ensure that a proper measurement is conducted by an IAAF/AIMS-approved Grade A or B international measurer—and that the measurement report is sent to the relevant area measurement administrator before the race is conducted—for the certificate to be issued.

  • Marathon races conducted at competitions held under IAAF Rule 1.1 a), b), c), and f) and g) will not be listed; however, the results will be valid for the purpose of entry standards.

  • In addition, the top 10 finishers at the IAAF Gold Label Marathons (in 2014 and in 2015) held within the qualification period will also be considered as having achieved the A standard. Gold Label Marathons for 2014 and 2015 are listed on the IAAF website.

Race Walks

  • Performances achieved at international race walk competitions defined under IAAF Rule 1.1 (a), (b), (c), (d), I, (f), (g) or (j) are valid toward the achievement of the entry standards, providing the following conditions (where applicable) are respected: The course is (or will be) measured by an IAAF/AIMS Grade A or B international road race course measurer.

  • A minimum of three international or area race walking judges are on duty.

  • Performances achieved at international competitions defined under IAAF Rule 1.1 (i), or at national competitions, are valid toward the achievement of the entry standards only if the member federation concerned submits a specific application to the IAAF. The application letter, indicating the date, venue and competition event program, must confirm that the above conditions will be respected. The 2014/2015 list of current qualifying race walk competitions will be posted on the IAAF website. Member federations that want their national permit competitions to be added to the list for 2014 or 2015, and that qualify for the Pan Am Games, must make sure that a proper measurement is conducted by an IAAF/AIMS-approved Grade A or B international measurer and that a minimum of three international or area race walking judges are on duty. This information must be provided to the IAAF by submitting the above-mentioned application form, prior to the race.

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