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Qualification Standards

The United States 24 Hour National Team will compete in the 2017 International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 24 Hour World Championship under the patronage of the IAAF on July 1-2, 2017 in Belfast, Ireland. The United States will be represented by the USATF 24 Hour Team of up to six men and six women ultra marathon runners. The Team and alternates will be selected by the USATF Mountain, Ultra, and Trail Council (MUT) which was established in 1998 to help USATF administer ultra running in the United States

Qualifying window: 10/1/2015 through-  April 2, 2017  *See Standard 4 below for 2015 U.S. National Championship exemption to qualification window*

Team Selection:  Monday and Tuesday, April 3-4, 2017
Team Announced: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Standards for Consideration to the 2017 U.S. National 24 Hour Team To be considered for the USA 24 Hr National Team, runners must be citizens of the United States of America and be current USATF members and meet one of the following qualification standards.

1. Athletes who place in the top-3 (gold, silver, or bronze medal position) at the 2015 IAU World 24 Hr Championship will receive automatic selection to the 2017 Championship.

2. The winner of the 2016 U.S. National 24 Hr Championship will receive automatic selection to the 2017 Championship (provided the date of the 2016 U.S. National Championship is at least 6 months prior to the announced date of the 2017 World Championship) AND Provided they meet minimum qualifying standards of Male- 140 MILES (225.302 Kilometers) Female- 125 MILES (201.162 Kilometers).

3. Athletes who meet the following qualifying standards for distance within the specified qualifying window will be entered into the pool of qualified athletes- Male- 140 MILES (225.302 Kilometers) Female- 125 MILES (201.162 Kilometers)

4. Qualifying distance marks will be accepted from the 2015 U.S. National 24 Hr Championship (North Coast 24 Hour- September 19-20, 2015)

5. All remaining Team positions for both Men and Women (up to a total team membership of 6 Men and 6 Women) will be filled based on qualifying performances in 24-hour races or certified 24-hour splits in multiday fixed-time races, courses or tracks, in races which provide lap-recording to USATF and IAAF standards, in rank order.

6. Minimum standards for consideration- Male- 140 MILES (225.302 Kilometers) Female- 125 MILES (201.162 Kilometers)

7. Athletes interested in qualifying for consideration are urged to confirm that courses they may compete on are certified for distance and sanctioned by USATF or appropriate NGB (check race website or contact Race Director).

Qualifiers are as follows (as of 4/2/2017)

Women (Minimum 125 miles (201.162Km)

1. Katalin Nagy 151.926 Miles (244.495Km) 2015 IAU World 24 Hr Championship, Torino, Italy (Gold Medalist- AUTO) 4/12/2015

2. Traci Falbo 148.971 Miles (239.740KM)2015 IAU World 24 Hr Championship, Torino, Italy (Silver Medalist- AUTO) 4/12/2015

3. Jenny Hoffman 142.02 Miles (228.510Km) North Coast 24 Hr, Cleveland, OH, 9/18/2016 (National Champion- AUTO)                                                                                                                                                                   

4. Courtney Dauwalter 155.39 Miles (250.079Km) Riverbank 24 Hr, Riverbank, CA, 2/27/2017                                                                                                                                         

5. Courtney Dauwalter (2) 147.389 Miles (237,200Km) Desert Solstice, Phoenix, AZ 12/8/2017.

6. Pam Proffit Smith 143.6607 Miles (231.199Km) Dawn to Dusk to Dawn 24 Hr, Sharon Hill, PA 5/15/2016

7. Gina Slaby 142.38 Miles (229.132Km) Run4Water, Lebanon, TN, 4/2/2017

8. Megan Alvarado 140 Miles (225.302 Km) NJ Trail Series One Day, Sussex, NJ, 11/12/2016

9. Jenny Hoffman (2)138.3757 Miles (222.694Km) 2015 North Coast 24 Hr, Cleveland, OH 9/20/2015

10. Melanie Rabb 136.9499 Miles (220.399Km) Dawn to Dusk to Dawn 24 Hr, Sharon Hill, PA 5/15/2016

11. Courtney Dauwalter (3) 135.7 Miles (218.387Km) FANS 24 Hr, Minneapolis, MN 6/4/2016

12. Laurie Dymond 135.503 Miles (218.070Km) 2015 North Coast 24 Hr, Cleveland, OH 9/20/2015

13. Laurie Dymond (2) 133..2217 Miles (214.399Km) Dawn to Dusk to Dawn 24 Hr, Sharon Hill, PA 5/15/2016

14. Gina Slaby 132.81 Miles (213.735Km) Riverbank One Day, Riverbank, CA 2/26/2017

15. Megan Alvarado (2) 129 Miles (207.605Km) New Jersey One Day, Hamburg, NJ, 11/8/2015

16. Katalin Nagy(2) 129 Miles (207.600Km) Desert Soltstice 24 Hr, Phoenix, AZ 12/20/2015

17. Eileen Torres 127.02 Miles (204.418Km) Across the Years 24 Hr, Phoenix, AZ 12/28/2015

18. Stacey Costa 126.86 Miles (204.16Km) Riverbank One Day, Riverbank, CA 2/26/2017

19. Tara Langdon 126.0 Miles (202.777Km) Dawn to Dusk to Dawn 24 Hr, Sharon Hill, PA 5/15/2016

Men (Minimum 140 miles (225.302Km)

1. Olivier Leblond 148.55 Miles (239.016Km) North Coast 24 Hr, Cleveland, OH, 9/18/2016. (National Champion- AUTO)

2. Pete Kostelnick 163.68 Miles (263.418Km) Desert Soltstice 24 Hr, Phoenix, AZ 12/20/2015

3. Harvey Lewis 157.9081Miles (254.128Km) North Coast 24 Hr, Cleveland, OH 9/20/2015

4. Jon Olsen 154.5840 Miles (248.772Km) Run4Water, Lebanon, TN, 4/2/2017

5. Steve Slaby 154.075 Miles (247.953Km)

6. Olivier Leblond (2)153.2339 Miles (246.606Km) North Coast 24 Hr, Cleveland, OH 9/20/2015

7. Rich Riopel 152.21 Miles (244.963Km) Riverbank One Day, Riverbank, CA 2/26/2017     

8. Bob Hearn 152.155 Miles (244.86 Km) Run4Water, Lebanon, TN, 4/2/2017                     

9. Bob Hearn (2)149.24 Miles (240.185Km) Desert Soltstice 24 Hr, Phoenix, AZ 12/20/2015

10. Joe Fejes 145.582 Miles (234.291Km)  Dia de los Muertos, Lillington, NC 10/24/2015

11. Adrian Stanciu 144.87 Miles (233.095Km) North Coast 24 Hr, Cleveland, OH, 9/18/2016 

12. Bob Hearn (3) 144.53 Miles (232.600Km) Riverbank One Day, Riverbank, CA 2/26/2017

13. Bob Hearn (4) 144.406 Miles (232.800Km) Desert Solstice, Phoenix, AZ, 12/8/2017          

14. John Cash 143.661 Miles (231.200Km) Desert Solstice, Phoenix, AZ, 12/8/2017                 

15. Greg Soutiea 143.164 Miles (230.400Km) Desert Solstice, Phoenix, AZ 12/8/2017               

16. Rich Riopel (2) 142.0 Miles (228.520 Km), NJ Trail Series One Day, Sussex, NJ, 11/12/2016

17. Olaf Wasternack 140.8507 Miles (226.677Km)  North Coast 24 Hr, Cleveland, OH 9/20/2015

**Please submit notification of athletes missed in this ranking list to howardvchair@gmail.com. Include athlete name, race name, race date, and URL for race if possible.**

Therefore, the athletes selected to the 2017 U.S. National 24 Hr Team are as follows:

The current Team and alternates are as follows:

Women

1)      Katalin Nagy (AUTO)
2)      Traci Falbo (AUTO)
3)      Jennifer Hoffman (AUTO)
4)      Courtney Dauwalter
5)      Pam Smith
6)      Gina Slaby

And alternates (in rank order)

1)      Megan Alvarado
2)      Melanie Rabb
3)      Laurie Dymond
 
Men

1)      Olivier Leblond (AUTO)
2)      Pete Kostelnik
3)      Harvey Lewis
4)      Jon Olsen
5)      Steve Slaby
6)      Rich Riopel

And alternates (in rank order)

1)      Bob Hearn
2)      Joe Fejes
3)      Adrian Stanciu

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