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Track & Field Bios

To be eligible for a USATF athlete biography, an athlete must:

  • Be ranked in the top 5 in the U.S. for the previous calendar year by Track & Field News, provided that his/her event has at least five athletes ranked in the top 25 in the world; OR
  • Be ranked in the top 3 in the U.S. by Track & Field News if his/her event does not have 5 athletes in the top 25 in the world; OR
  • If not ranked in the top 5, have spent the previous year out of competition due to injury, pregnancy or other circumstances; have a high media interest; be a current or recent U.S. champion competing at the World/Olympic level; be a World Outdoor or Olympic Team USA member in the current year, competing at a high level; or compete in an event where the U.S. is inordinately strong (men's 110m hurdles and dashes); AND
  • Not be the subject of anti-doping disciplinary action that could result in suspension.

Mountain/Ultra/Trail Bios

In addition to being a current member of USATF, an athlete must satisfy one or more of the following:

  • Have at least one win in a major mountain, ultra, or trail race within past three years (Masters and age-group wins included).
  • Have raced on a USATF-sanctioned national team within the past two years.
  • Have at least one major trail record or "FKT" (Fastest Known Time) on a major trail (e.g., John Muir Trail, Appalachian Trail, etc.) within the past three years.
  • Have placed in the top three in a USATF Mountain/Ultra/Trail Championship within the last three years.
  • Have broken an American or World mountain, ultra, or trail-running record (Masters and age-group records included) within the past three years.


Results listed in athlete bios do not reflect possible changes pending the conclusion of USADA arbitration.

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