About the Athlete Bios
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.
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
- 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
- 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.