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Selection Procedures

The men’s and women’s U.S. Teams to the 2016 IAAF World Half-Marathon Championships will consist of five (5) athletes each, and will be chosen in the following manner:

  1. One team position per gender will be selected based on the rank order of finish from among the top-three finishers at the 2015 USATF 20 km Championships on September 7, 2015. The deadline for this selection, which will include the completion of National Team paperwork, will be 5:00 p.m. September 9, 2015.  Should no athlete from among the top three place finishers in each race at the 2015 USATF 20 km Championships accept this U.S. Team position, the selection of that position will then revert to the process below.
  2. The remaining four (4) positions, or five (5) should there not be a selectee from the process listed above, will be selected based on rank order from the combination of half-marathon and 20 km performances, as determined by use of the “Mercier” lists, from USATF Certified races between September 7, 2015 and January 17, 2016.  The deadline for selection, which will include the receipt of National Team paperwork, will be 5:00pm ET on Wednesday, January 20, 2016.

 
Athletes who wish to be considered for selection to the U.S. Team to the 2016 IAAF World Half-Marathon, must submit qualifying performances to WorldHalfTeam@usatf.org.

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