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Qualifying Standards

RIO 2016 – OLYMPIC GAMES ENTRY STANDARDS
Revised by IAAF 11-26-2015

Qualifying window :
Men's and Women's Marathon - January 1, 2015 – through the end of their individual event at the 2016 Olympic Team Trials - Marathon. Marathon standards must be met on an IAAF approved course (PDF).
There will be no chasing of the standards.
 
Men's 50km Race Walk - January 1, 2015 – May 8, 2016 12:00 midnight EST. 50km Race Walk entry standards must be met on an IAAF approved course.
50km Race Walkers have through May 8th to chase the standard.
 
10,000m and Combined Events - January 1, 2015 – through the end of the athlete's individual event at the 2016 Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field. There will be no chasing of the standard.
 
All Other Individual Track & Field Events - May 1, 2015 – through the end of the athlete's individual event at the 2016 Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field. There will be no chasing of the standard.
 
 
 
WOMEN
 
Event
 
MEN
11.32 100m 10.16
23.20 200m 20.50
52.20 400m 45.40
2:01.50 800m 1:46.00
4:07.00 1500m 3:36.20
15:24.00 5000m 13:25.00
32:15.00 10,000m 28:00.00
2:45:00 Marathon 2:19:00
9:45.00 3000m SC 8:30.00
13.00 100mH/110m H 13.47
56.20 400m H 49.40
1.93 High Jump 2.29
4.50 Pole Vault 5.70
6.70 Long Jump 8.15
14.15 Triple Jump 16.85
17.75 Shot Put 20.50
61.00 Discus 65.00
71.00 Hammer 77.00
62.00 Javelin 83.00
6200 Heptathlon/Decathlon 8100
1:36:00 20km Race Walk 1:24:00
  50km Race Walk 4:06:00
Top 8 at IWR + 8 from Top Lists 4x100m Top 8 at IWR + 8 from Top Lists
Top 8 at IWR + 8 from Top Lists 4x400m Top 8 at IWR + 8 from Top Lists
 
 
 
 
 
Qualifying Guidelines
 
 
 
  1. All performances must be achieved during competitions organized or authorized by the IAAF, its Area Associations or its National Federations in conformity with IAAF Rules:
  • Results achieved at university or school competitions must be certified by the National Federation of the country in which the competition was organized.
  • 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 and 10,000m 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.
  • Wind-assisted performances will not be accepted.
  • Hand timing performances in 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 110m/100m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles and 4x100m Relay will not be accepted.
  • Indoor performances for all field events and for races of 200m and longer, will be accepted.
  • For the running events of 200m and over (including combined events), performances achieved on oversized tracks shall not be accepted.
  • For the Race Walks, track performances (20,000m or 50,000m) shall be accepted.
 
 
  1. In the case of Marathons & Race Walks, performances for qualifying purposes may only be achieved on a course certified by the IAAF and conducted in accordance with IAAF Rules.  The 2015 and 2016 list of current qualifying race walk and marathon competitions can be found on the IAAF website at www.iaaf.org.
 
  1. In the case of Race Walks, performances achieved at Race Walk Events staged at International Competitions defined under IAAF Rule 1.1 (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g) or (j) are valid towards 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 3 International or Area Race Walking Judges are on duty.
  1. Performances achieved at International Competitions defined under IAAF Rule 1.1 (i), or at National Competitions, are valid towards 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 program of events of the Competition, must confirm that the above conditions will be respected. Applications for 2015 that have already been submitted for the Beijing World Championships do not need to be submitted again and are listed on the IAAF website. Applications for National Permit competitions which are held after 10 August 2015 (end of Beijing 2015 qualification period) and in 2016, to be added to the list of qualifying opportunities, must be submitted to the IAAF using the application form provided before the race is conducted. The contact person for any matters related to qualifying race walk courses is Mr Carlo de Angeli, IAAF Competitions Senior Manager: carlo.de-angeli@iaaf.org
  2. In the case of Marathons, performances for qualifying purposes may only be achieved on a course certified by the IAAF and conducted in accordance with IAAF Rules. The first 20 runners in the Men’s Marathon and in the Women’s Marathon in the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 and the top 10 finishers at the IAAF Gold Label Marathons in 2015 and 2016 (held during the qualification period) will also be considered as having achieved the entry standard.


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