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Qualifying Standards

Qualifying Period:  January 1, 2015 – March 7, 2016 except the Combined Events.  Marks made at the USATF Indoor Championships will not be eligible for entry qualification for the World Indoors because the qualifying window will have passed.  Combined Events see information below.

MEN   WOMEN
Indoor Outdoor Events Indoor Outdoor
6.65 10.15 (100m) 60m 7.32 11.20 (100m)
  46.70 400m 53.15 51.20
1:46.50 1:44.00 800m 2:02.50 1:58.50
3:39.50 /
3:55.00 (Mile)
3:33.00 1500m 4:13.00 /
4:30.00 (Mile)
4:03.00
 
7:50.00
7:40.00 /
13:10.00 (5000m)
 
3000m
 
9:00.00
8:36.00 /
14:56.00 (5000m)
7.72 13.45 (110mH) 60mH 8.14 12.85 (100mH)
  No Standard 4x400 Relay No Standard  
  2.33 High Jump 1.97  
  5.77 Pole Vault 4.71  
  8.18 Long Jump 6.75  
  17.00 Triple Jump 14.30  
  20.50 Shot Put 18.10  

ENTRY RULES:

Running Events (except the Relays)

Each Member is entitled to enter up to three athletes in each event of the Championships, provided all have achieved the corresponding entry standard.

A maximum of two athletes from any Member Federation may compete in each event.

Field Events

In the High Jump and Pole Vault, events shall be held as straight Finals with twelve athletes starting in each event. Entries will be determined by a combination of entry standards and IAAF ranking.

In the Long Jump, Triple Jump and Shot Put, events shall be held as straight Finals with sixteen athletes starting in each event. Entries will be determined by a combination of entry standards and IAAF ranking.

In all cases a maximum of two athletes from any one Member may compete in each event.

Combined Events

Twelve athletes will be invited by the IAAF in the Heptathlon and in the Pentathlon as follows:

  • the winner of the 2015 Combined Events Challenge
  • the five best athletes from the 2015 Outdoor Lists (as at 31  December 2015), limited to a maximum of one per country
  • the five best athletes from the 2016 Indoor Lists (as at 29 February 2016)
  • one athlete which may be invited at the discretion of the IAAF

In total no more than two male and two female athletes from any one Member will be invited. Upon refusals or cancellations, the invitations shall be extended to the next ranked athletes in the same lists respecting the above conditions.

For the Relays, there is no entry standard and each Member Federation will be able to enter up to 6 athletes in each team.

Age Requirements

Youth athletes (any athlete aged 16 or 17 years on 31 December 2016, i.e. born in 1999 or 2000) cannot be entered in the Men’s Shot Put.

Athletes younger than 16 years (on 31 December 2016, i.e. born in 2001 or later), CANNOT be entered in any event.

CONDITIONS FOR VALIDITY OF PERFORMANCES:

Performances must be achieved during the qualification period of 1 January 2015 to 7 March 2016 (midnight Monaco time), except for the Combined Events (see above).

Performances must be achieved during competitions organized or authorized by the IAAF, its Area Associations or its National Member Federations. Thus, results achieved at university or school competitions must be certified by the  National Federation of the country in which the competition was organized.

Performances must be achieved during an official competition organized in conformity with IAAF Rules.

Performances achieved in mixed competitions in track events will not be accepted. Exceptionally, in accordance with IAAF Rule 147, performances achieved in events of 5000m may be accepted in circumstances where there were insufficient athletes of one or both genders competing to justify the conduct of separate races and there was no pacing or assistance given by an athlete(s) of one gender to an athlete(s) of the other gender under specific circumstances and conditions (see Rule 147).

Wind-assisted performances will not be accepted.

Hand-timed performances in 60m, 100m, 400m, 60m Hurdles, and 100m/110m Hurdles will not be accepted.

For the running events of 400m and over, performances achieved on oversized tracks will NOT be accepted.


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