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Qualifying Standards 

The USATF 100 Kilometer National Team will compete in the 2018 International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 100 Kilometer World Championship under the patronage of the IAAF on September 8, 2018 in Sveti Martin na Muri, Croatia.  (Note that this event has moved to an “even year” occurrence).
 
The annual 100 Kilometer World Championship race is the one international venue at which USA Track & Field (USATF) has fielded an ultra-distance team for over two decades.
 
The United States will be represented by the USATF 100 Kilometer Team of up to six men and up to six women ultramarathon runners. The team and alternates will be selected by the  Executive Committee of the USATF Mountain, Ultra, and Trail Running Council which was established in 1998 to help USATF administer ultra running in the United States.
 
Qualifying Window: 3/8/2017- to Sunday 6/11/2018, **except performances under qualifying standards (see #4 below) from 2016 IAU World 100Km Championship (11/27/2016)**
 
Team Selected: Monday-Tuesday, 6/11-12/2018
Team Announced: Wednesday,  6/13/2018
 
Standards for Consideration for 2018 U.S. National 100 Kilometer Team
 
To be considered for the USA 100 Kilometer National Team, American runners must be citizens of the United States of America, current USATF members and meet one of the following qualifying standards as well as other eligibility requirements.

  1. American athletes who finish in the top -3 men or women at the 2016 IAU 100 Km World Championship will receive automatic team selection for 2018. (qualification valid for the next following World Championship only)
  2. Time performances of American athletes from the 2016 IAU 100Km World Championship having met time standards (See #4 below) will qualify for consideration for 2018.
  3. The winner of the 2018 USA 100 Km National Championship (if contested) will receive automatic team selection provided time standards (See #4 below) are met. (qualification valid for the next following World Championship only)
  4. Athletes who meet the following qualifying standards within the specified qualifying window (beginning November 26, 2016) will be selected into the pool: Road 100km: Sub 7:20:00 (Men) or Sub 8:40:00 (Women) Road 50 Mile: Sub 5:40:00 (Men) or Sub 6:40:00 (Women) or who meet the respective qualifying standards at any of the following three well established races also will be considered:

JFK 50 Mile (11/18/2017): Sub 6:00:00 (Men) or Sub 7:00:00 (Women)
Comrades Marathon (6/14/2017): Sub 6:25 (Men) or Sub 7:25 (Women)
Tussey Mountainback 50 miler (10/8/2017): Sub 5:50 (Men) or Sub 6:50 (Women)
 
NOTE TO Athletes and RD’s:

  1. Events suitable for qualifying must be USATF Certified for distance (or NGB)
  2. Events must be USATF Sanctioned (USATF Rules upheld)-- not limited to, but including 144.3 (Assistance To Athletes) and 163.6 (a) Leaving the Track, Field, or Course)
  3. Qualifying Marks must take place in bona fide competitions (Refer to USATF Rule Book 262.3 (a) where “Qualifying” may interchange with “Record”)

 
See the List of Current Qualifiers (below) for a list of athletes who have met at least one of the criteria above.
Team Selection Process
 
Athletes will be named to the team from the team selection pool using the following procedures:

  1. Athletes will be named to the team based on the order of the criteria above until all the team spots are filled. Priority will be assigned to 100 Km road performances, as that is the actual race distance, but 50 mile road,  and other designated race performances (see above), will be evaluated by Executive Committee of  Mountain, Ultra, and Trail Council of USATF and the performance deemed superior overall will have precedence. Athletes not automatically selected to the team through standards 1 and/or 3 above will be selected according to best performances within qualifying guidelines.
  2. If fewer than 6 athletes achieve the qualifying standards for consideration, no fewer than 4 athletes (three scoring and one additional) will be named based on performance.
  3. If more than 6 athletes achieve the qualifying standards for consideration, up to 3 alternates (i.e., 6 team members and 3 alternates) will be named sequentially based on performance.
  4. Alternates must meet the same standards for consideration based on performance.

 
Alternates are encouraged to prepare, as they may be named to compete at any time if one of the other team members is unable to compete.
 
Current Qualifiers (As of 5/6/2018)
 
WOMEN
Criterion 1 (Top 3 at 100 km WC (AUTO))
Not applicable for 2016 WC.
Criterion 2 (Meeting Time Standards at 2016 IAU World 100Km Championship)

  1. Pam Profitt-Smith (12th) 7:56:488 2016 IAU World 100Km Championship, Los Alcazares, Spain, 11/27/2016
  2. Meghan Arbogast (13th) 7:58:22 2016 IAU World 100Km Championship, Los Alcazares, Spain, 11/27/2016
  3. Traci Falbo (16th) 8:10:23 2016 IAU World 100Km Championship, Los Alcazares, Spain, 11/27/2016

 
Criterion 3 (WC calendar year National Champion (AUTO))

  1. Liza Howard 8:07:58.3, Mad City 100K, Madison, WI 4/7/2018 (AUTO)

Criterion 4 (Time- 50 Mile/100K)

  1. Camille Herron 7:36:39 Desert Solstice (100Km split), 12/9/2017,  Phoenix, AZ
  2. Caroline Boller 7:51:02.6 Mad City 100K, 4/8/2017, Madison, WI
  3. Gina Slaby 7:59:16 FastTrack 24 Hr, 1/21/2018, Palatka, FL
  4. Katalin Nagy 8:03:58.0 Mad City 100K, 4/8/2017, Madison, WI
  5. Jackie Dubnicka 8:37:58.3 Mad City 100K 4/7/2018, Madison, WI
  6. Camille Herron(2) 5:59 Desert Solstice (50 Mile split), 12/9/2017,  Phoenix, AZ

 
Criterion 5 (Specified Races)

  1. Camille Herron (3) 6:27:35 Comrades Marathon 6/4/2017 Durban, South Africa
  2. Sarah Bard 6:49:30 Comrades Marathon 6/4/2017 Durban, South Africa
  3. Devon Yanko 7:05:55 Comrades Marathon 6/4/2017 Durban, South Africa
  4. Emily Harrison Torrence 6:27:42 JFK 50 Mile 11/18/17, Boonesboro, MD

 
MEN
Criterion 1 (Top-3 at 100 km WC) (AUTO)

  1. Patrick Reagan (3rd) 6:35:42 2016 IAU World 100Km Championship, Los Alcazares, Spain, 11/27/2016  (AUTO)

 
Criterion 2 (Meeting Time Standards at 2016 IAU World 100Km Championship)

  1. Geoff Burns (5th) 6:38:34 2016 IAU World 100Km Championship, Los Alcazares, Spain, 11/27/2016
  2. Chikara Omine (18th) 6:48:48 2016 IAU World 100Km Championship, Los Alcazares, Spain, 11/27/2016
  3. Zach Bitter (20th) 6:52:50 2016 IAU World 100Km Championship, Los Alcazares, Spain, 11/27/2016
  4. Matthew Flaherty 6:56:56 (25th) 2016 IAU World 100Km Championship, Los Alcazares, Spain, 11/27/2016

 
Criterion 3 (WC calendar year National Champion (AUTO))
 

  1. Anthony Kunkel 6:52:09.8 Mad City 100K, 4/7/2018 Madison, WI (AUTO)

 
Criterion 4 (Time- 50 Mile/100K)  

  1. Jesse Davis 7:06:08.9 Mad City 100K, 4/8/2017, Madison, WI
  2. Isaiah Janzen 7:10:42.3 Mad City 100K, 4/8/2017, Madison, WI
  3. Mike Bialick 7:12:55.6 Mad City 100K, 4/8/2017, Madison, WI

 
Criterion 5 (Specified Races)  

  1. Pat Reagan(2) 5:53:28 Comrades Marathon, 6/4/2017, Durban, South Africa
  2. Anthony Kunkel (2) 5:43:48 Tussey Mountainback 50 Mile, 10/8/17, Boalsburg, PA
  3. Eric Senseman 5:46:54 JFK 50 Mile, 11/18/17, Boonesboro, MD

 
Please notify howardvchair@gmail.com of any missing qualifying performances or errors in reporting of performances.
 
 


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