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Selection Procedures

The United States National Ultra Trail Team will compete at the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) World Trail Championship under the patronage of the IAAF in 2015 in Haute Savoie, France on May 30, 2015.  The United States will be represented by a Team of up to five men and five women ultra marathon runners.  The Team (and alternates), and One Team Leader will be selected by the USATF Mountain, Ultra, and Trail Executive Committee.  The race will be approximately 85 kilometers in distance with 5300 meters (approx. 17,400 feet) of vertical gain and loss.

Qualifying window: 1/1/2014-2/1/2015
Team Selection: Monday and Tuesday 2/2-3/2015
Team Announced: Wednesday 2/4/2015
Standards for Consideration for the 2015 U.S. National Ultra Trail Team
To be considered for the USA National Ultra Trail 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 the first American Male and Female that meet standards for consideration (above) at the following races, provided minimum performance standards are met.

a.    2014 Cayuga Trails 50 Mile, June 1, 2014 (2014 USATF 50 Mile Trail National Championship) (Male: Chris Vargo, Female: Magdalena Boulet

b.    2014 TNF 50 Mile, December 6, 2014 (Male: Sage Canaday, Female: Magdalena Boulet)

c.    2014 Lake Sonoma 50 Mile, April 12, 2014 (Male: Zach Miller, Female: Emily Harrison)

2.    Two additional selections will be made based on resume prioritizing 50 mile trail races over other performances.
1)    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 they finish within 10% behind the first American runner.

2)    At large selections will be made by USATF Mountain, Ultra, and Trail Executive Committee.

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