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Qualifying Standards

The United States 50 Kilometer National Team will compete at the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 50 Kilometer World Championship under the patronage of the IAAF in 2016 in Doha, Qatar on November 11, 2016.  The United States will be represented by a Team of up to six men and six women ultra marathon runners.  The Team (and alternates), and One Team Leader will be selected by the USATF Mountain, Ultra, and Trail Executive Committee.

Qualifying window: 5/11/15- 8/14/2016
Team Selection: Monday and Tuesday, 8/15-16/2016
Team Announced: Wednesday 8/17/2016

Standards for Consideration for the 2016 U.S. National 50 Kilometer Team
To be considered for the USA 50 Kilometer 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. Automatic selection will be given to male and female athletes who finish in the top-10 at the previous year’s World Championship.
  2. Automatic selection will be given to the first American Male and Female that meet standards for consideration (above) at the following races, provided minimum performance standards are met (see 4, below)
    1. 2016 Caumsett Park 50K (USATF National 50K Championship) March 6, 2016
    2. 2016 Mad City 50K, April 9, 2016
  3. Additional selections will be made based on resume prioritizing 50Km road, road marathon, and 50Km trail, respectively.
  4. Minimum qualifying performances for auto qualification and consideration
    1. Male- 50Km Road or Track- Sub 3:00:00, Marathon Road- Sub 2:22:00
    2. Female- 50Km Road or Track- Sub 3:33:00, Marathon Road- Sub 2:48:00
  1. Alternates will be selected from pool of qualified athletes by the USATF Mountain, Ultra, and Trail Executive Committee
Notes:
I)    If the first American finisher in one of the qualifying races declines a position, it will be offered to the next highest finishing American finisher (and so on until filled) provided minimum qualification standards are met.

II)    At large selections will be made by USATF Mountain, Ultra, and Trail Executive Committee.
List of Current Qualifiers (as of 5/6/2016)
 
Female
1)     Camille Herron- 1st Place 2015 IAU World 50Km Championship 12/4/2015 (3:20:59) (AUTO)
2)     Caitlin Smith- 6TH Place 2015 IAU World 50Km Championship 12/4/201 (3:32:26) (AUTO)
3)     Caroline Boller 1st Place Caumsett Park 50K 3/6/2016 (3:22:50.7) (AUTO)
4)     Claudia Becque 1st Place Mad City 50K 4/9/2016 (3:32:26.6) (AUTO)
Male
1)     Tony Migliozzi- 1st Place 2015 IAU World 50Km Championship 12/4/2015 (2:52:09) (AUTO)
2)     Jesse Davis- 5th Place 2015 IAU World 50Km Championship 12/4/2015 (2:59:05) (AUTO)
3)     Geoff Burns- 10th Place 2015 IAU World 50Km Championship 12/4/2015 (3:06:38) (AUTO)
4)     Tyler Andrews 1st Place 2016 Mad City 50K  (2:56:01) 4/9/2016 (AUTO)
5)     Jared Burdick 1st Place Caumsett Park 50K 3/6/2016 (2:57:49.7) (AUTO)
6)     Fred Joslyn Caumsett Park 50K 3/6/2016 (2:59:19.6)

2015 IAU 50K World Championships



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