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Marathon Athlete Selection Procedures

2019 IAAF World Championships Marathon Athlete Selection Procedures

Team size:  3 men, 3 women
Competition dates: Women September 27, 2019 and Men October 5, 2019
The three (3) US athletes for the 2019 IAAF World Championships men’s and women’s marathons will be selected from the three (3) highest placing performances, based on marks set on IAAF-approved courses*, for the period March 7, 2018 through May 5, 2019 inclusive, who accept a position on the team, and provided that each selectee has met at least the IAAF World Championships qualifying standards of 2:16:00 for men and 2:37:00 for women.
Athletes who wish to be accepted for a position must notify Aretha Thurmond (, USATF Managing Director of International and Championships Teams, no later than close of business, Friday, May 17, 2019. Those selected for the U.S. Team will be notified the week of May 6 – May 10, 2019.
*A current list of IAAF-approved courses can be found here and will be updated as they become available.

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