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Qualifying Standards

Qualifying Windows for Team USA

  • 10,000m, Relays and Combined Events – Begins January 1, 2016 – midnight July 21, 2017

  • Marathon – Begins January 1, 2016 – April 24, 2017

  • 50km Race Walk – Begins January 1, 2016 – June 25, 2017

  • 20km Race Walk – Begins January 1, 2016 – end of the event at the USATF Outdoor Championships

Race Walk and Marathon standards must be met on an IAAF approved course.  Approved Courses can be found at https://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships

  • All other individual track and field events – October 1, 2016– midnight July 21, 2017. The top 8 place finishers in events at the USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships, who have not achieved the IAAF World Championships Qualifying Standard for that event, may “chase” the standard until midnight July 21, 2017.

 

Men

Event

Women

10.12

100m

11.26

20.44

200m

23.10

45.50

400m

52.10

1:45.90

800m

2:01.00

3:36.00 (3:53.40)

1500m (Mile)

4:07.50 (4:26.70)

13:22.60

5000m

15:22.00

27:45.00

10,000m

32:15.00

2:19:00

Marathon

2:45:00

8:32.00

3000m SC

9:42.00

13.48

110m H /100m H

12.98

49.35

400m H

56.10

2.30

High Jump

1.94

5.70

Pole Vault

4.55

8.15

Long Jump

6.75

16.80

Triple Jump

14.10

20.50

Shot Put

17.75

65.00

Discus Throw

61.20

76.00

Hammer Throw

71.00

83.00

Javelin Throw

61.40

 

Heptathlon

6200

8100

Decathlon

 

1:24:00

20km Race Walk

1:36:00

4:06:00

50km Race Walk

 

 
                       
           
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CONDITIONS FOR THE VALIDITY OF PERFORMANCES

  • Performances must be achieved during competitions organized or authorized by the IAAF, its Area Associations or its Member Federations (for Race Walks and Marathons see hereunder).

  • 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 and 10000m 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. If applicable, Member Federations must submit a specific request to the IAAF Competitions Department (events@iaaf.org) providing the documentation as required.

  • Wind-assisted performances shall not be accepted.

  • Hand-timed performances in 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 110m/100m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles and 4x100m relay shall not be accepted.

  • Indoor performances for all field events and for races of 200m and longer, shall be accepted.

  • For the running events of 200m and longer, performances achieved on oversized tracks shall not be accepted.

  • In the case of race walks, track performances (20 000m or 50 000m) shall be accepted.

  • Marathons

    • Marathon races conducted at competitions held under IAAF Rule 1.1(a), (b), (c), (f) and (g) will not necessarily be listed, however the results will be valid for the purpose of entry standards.

    • For all other Marathon races, only performances achieved on courses that respect the following criteria are valid towards the achievement of the Entry Standards:

      • the course is (or will be) measured prior to the race by an IAAF/AIMS Grade “A” or “B”

International Road Race Course Measurer

  • the measurement certificate must have been established no more than 5 years before the date of the race;

  • the overall decrease in elevation between the start and finish shall not exceed 1:1000, i.e., 1 m per km.

The list of marathon courses that meet the above criteria can be found on the IAAF website.

  • In addition, the top 10 finishers at the IAAF Gold Label Marathons (in 2016 and in 2017) held within the qualification period will also be considered as having achieved the Entry Standard (the list of the Gold Label Marathons for 2016 and 2017 is published on the IAAF Website.

  • Race Walk Events

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • For the 20km Race Walk, the top three in the 2016 Men’s and Women’s IAAF World Race Walking Challenge shall be considered as having the entry standard.

  • For the 50km Race Walk, the top three in the 2016 IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships shall be considered as having the entry standard.

 
The 2016 list of current qualifying race walk competitions can be found on the IAAF website.
 

  • 10,000m - For the 10,000m, the top 15 athletes finishing in the senior Men’s and Women’s races at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017 shall be considered as having achieved the entry standard.

  • Combined Events - For the Combined Events, the top three in the 2016 Men’s and Women’s IAAF Combined Events Challenge shall be considered as having achieved the entry standard.

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