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Qualification Standards

The International Association of Ultrarunners has announced that the 2019 IAU World 24 Hour Championship will be held in Albi, France on October 26-27, 2019.
A different race venue and date had been originally announced and qualifying standards and dates were posted based on that information.  However, with a new race venue and date, these are some notes about how that affects qualifying. The updated dates for qualifying are listed below in the updated standards.
1)    The beginning of the qualifying window will not change. The date and event that we set (IAU WC 2017, July 1-2, 2017) will remain as the beginning of the window. All marks and auto positions achieved that day remain in effect and all those achieved since that day remain in effect for 2019 WC regardless of when it might be rescheduled.
2)    The end of qualifying has been adjusted to reflect the new date of the World Championship.  Qualifying will still end 5 months prior to this new announced date.
3) Auto qualification from 2017 North Coast 24 Hour for men's and women's winner are awarded to Meghan Alvarado and Olivier Leblond (See List of Current Qualifiers below for information).

We will never reduce opportunities for qualifying based on an event date change once we publish our standards. We will only potentially open more opportunities for qualifying.
 
The United States 24 Hour National Team will compete in the 2019 International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 24 Hour World Championship under the patronage of the IAAF on October 26-27, 2019 in Albi, France. 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 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: 7/2/2017- 5/27/2019
 
Team Selection:  Monday and Tuesday, May 27-28, 2019
Team Announced: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
 
Standards for Consideration to the 2019 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, meet one of the following qualification standards and other eligibility requirements.
 
1. Athletes who place in the top-3 (gold, silver, or bronze medal position) at the 2017 IAU World 24 Hr Championship will receive automatic selection to the 2019 Championship.
 
2. The winner of the 2018 U.S. National 24 Hr Championship will receive automatic selection to the 2019 Championship (provided the date of the 2018 U.S. National Championship is at least 6 months prior to the announced date of the 2019 World Championship (should the date change)) AND Provided they meet minimum qualifying standards of Male- 145 MILES (233.348km), Female- 130 MILES (209.209km)
 
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- 145 MILES (233.348km), Female- 130 MILES (209.209km)

4. 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.
 
5. Minimum standards for consideration-   Male- 145 MILES (233.348km), Female- 130 MILES (209.209km)

6. Athletes interested in qualifying for consideration are urged to confirm that courses they may compete on are certified for distance (or provide survey certificate for track events) and sanctioned by USATF or appropriate NGB (check race website or contact Race Director).
 
NOTE TO Athletes and RD’s:

  1. Events suitable for qualifying must be USATF Certified for distance (or NGB) or provide survey certificate for track events.
  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”)

List of Current Qualifiers:
Women:

  1.  Katalin Nagy- 155.729 Miles (250.622Km), 3rd, 2017 IAU World 24 Hr Championship, Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 2, 2017 (AUTO)
  2. Megan Alvarado  140.569 Miles (226.217Km) 2018 North Coast 24 Hr, Cleveland, OH, September 22, 2018 (AUTO)
  3. Camille Herron 162.9197 Miles (262.186Km) Desert Solstice, Phoenix, AZ, December 8, 2018
  4. Courtney Dauwalter 159.327 Miles (256.405Km) 2017 Soochow University Ultramarathon, Taipei, Taiwan, Dec 3, 2017
  1. Gina Slaby- 154.271 Miles (248.276Km) 2017 IAU World 24 Hr Championship, Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 2, 2017
  2. Pam Smith- 151,372 Miles (243.355Km) 2017 IAU World 24 Hr Championship, Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 2, 2017
  3. Megan Alvarado (2)146.87 Miles (236.357Km) FastTrack 24 Hr, Palatka, FL, Jan 21, 2018
  4. Courtney Dauwalter (2) 140.650 Miles (226.355Km) 2017 IAU World 24 Hr Championship, Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 2, 2017
  5. Micah Morgan 140.003 Miles (225.306Km)  Desert Solstice, Phoenix, AZ, December 8, 2018
  6. Whitney Richman 133.721 Miles (215.204Km) 2017 Desert Solstice, Phoenix, AZ, Dec 10, 2017
  7. Tara Langdon 131.448 Miles (211.539Km), 2017 North Coast 24 Hr, Cleveland, OH, Sept 17, 2017.

Men:

  1. Olivier Leblond (AUTO) 161.5698 Miles (259.194Km), 2018 North Coast 24 Hr, Cleveland, OH, September 22, 2018
  2. Olivier Leblond (2)- 160.420Miles (258.172Km), 2017 IAU World 24 Hr Championship, Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 2, 2017
  3. Jacob Jackson 157.5891 Miles (253.608Km) Desert Solstice, Phoenix, AZ, December 8, 2018
  4. Steve Slaby- 157.032 Miles (252.720Km) 2017 IAU World 24 Hr Championship, Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 2, 2017
  5. Greg Armstrong 155.1089 Miles (249.616Km) Desert Solstice, Phoenix, AZ, December 8, 2018
  6. Nick Coury 155.0580 Miles (249.502Km) Desert Solstice, Phoenix, AZ, December 8, 2018
  7. Bob Hearn 154.0580 Miles (247.925Km) Desert Solstice, Phoenix, AZ, December 8, 2018
  8. Harvey Lewis 153.49 (247.011Km) FastTrack 24 Hr, Palatka, FL Jan 21, 2018
  9. Jon Olsen- 152.993 Miles (246.219Km) 2017 IAU World 24 Hr Championship, Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 2, 2017
  10. Greg Armstrong (2) 151.2 Miles (243.326Km) 2017 Perpetual Motion, Grapevine, TX, Dec 3, 2017
  11. Adrian Stanciu 150.275 Miles (241.844Km) 2017 Desert Solstice, Phoenix, AZ, Dec 10, 2017
  12. Adrian Stanciu (2) 148.123 Miles (238.381Km) 2017 IAU World 24 Hr Championship, Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 2, 2017

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