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Qualification Standards

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 in July 2019 on a date yet to be determined, in Irdning, Austria. 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- FIVE (5) months prior to the announced date of World Championship
 
Team Selection:  Monday and Tuesday, following the Sunday end of qualifying, FIVE (5) months prior to the announced date of World Championship.
Team Announced: Wednesday, following the Sunday end of qualifying, FIVE (5) months prior to the announced date of World Championship
 
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 and meet one of the following qualification standards.
 
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 (241.4016km), Female- 130 MILES (217.2614km)
 
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 (241.4016km), Female- 130 MILES (217.2614km)

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 (241.4016km), Female- 130 MILES (217.2614km)
 
6. 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).
 
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”)

   
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. Gina Slaby- 154.271 Miles (248.276Km) 2017 IAU World 24 Hr Championship, Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 2, 2017
  3. Pam Smith- 151,372 Miles (243.355Km) 2017 IAU World 24 Hr Championship, Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 2, 2017
  4. Courtney Dauwalter 140.650 Miles (226.355Km) 2017 IAU World 24 Hr Championship, Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 2, 2017
  5. Tara Langdon 131.448 Miles (211.539Km), 2017 North Coast 24 Hr, Cleveland, OH, Sept 17, 2017.

 
Men:

  1. Olivier Leblond- 160.420Miles (258.172Km), 2017 IAU World 24 Hr Championship, Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 2, 2017
  2. Steve Slaby- 157.032 Miles (252.720Km) 2017 IAU World 24 Hr Championship, Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 2, 2017
  3. Jon Olsen- 152.993 Miles (246.219Km) 2017 IAU World 24 Hr Championship, Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 2, 2017
  4. Adrian Stanciu 148.123 Miles (238.381Km) 2017 IAU World 24 Hr Championship, Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 2, 2017

 
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