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2016 U.S. Olympic Trials - Marathon Qualifying Standards

                                                        Event                    "A"                         "B" 
                  Men                               Marathon            2:15:00                  2:18:00 
                                                        Half Marathon                                   1:05:00                   

                                                        Event                    "A"                         "B" 
                Women                            Marathon            2:37:00                  2:43:00
                                                        Half Marathon                                   1:15:00 

 
Qualifying window:  August 1, 2013 until 30 days prior to the designated Olympic Trials race.
 
Qualifying Guidelines

  1. Athletes must meet the "B" standard in order to enter the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon event.
  2. The qualifying mark must be made on a USATF certified course, in an event Sanctioned by USA Track & Field or a member federation of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The course must be USATF/IAAF/AIMS certified with an active course certification and have an elevation loss no greater than 3.25 meters/km. All course configurations will be accepted (no minimum separation). 
  3. The qualifying standards must be met from August 1, 2013 until 30 days prior to the designated Olympic Trials race.
  4.  All qualifying performances are subject to verification.
  5. "Gun" time is the only acceptable method of timing. Chip/net times cannot be used for qualifying. Consideration may be given to "chip/tag" times for competitors with "gun" times extremely close to the above qualifying standards.
  6. Athletes meeting the “A” standard will be provided funding support.
 

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