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Selection Procedures

To be considered for the USATF 100 km team, American runners must be current USATF members and meet one of the qualification standards shown below.

  1. Athletes will be selected based on performances at USATF/MUT National Championships and other major U.S. and international ultra distance races at the 100 km and 50 mile distances.
  2. The qualifying period is January 1, 2004 - March 6, 2005. Click here for a list of 50 mile and 100 km races.
  3. Athletes who finish in the top ten overall in the men's and women's competition at the 2004 IAU 100 km World Cup will automatically be named to the 2005 USATF 100 km team.
  4. Performances will be ranked in the following order:
    • 100 km performances under 7:40 (men) and 8:40 (women)
    • 50 mile performances under 5:50 (men) and 6:50 (women)
  5. If team spots remain open after #3 and #4 above have been applied, the following additional standards will be used to rank other significant performances between January 1, 2004 and March 6, 2005. Multiple qualifying performances will be given priority over a single performance.

    100 km road/track 8:00 9:00
    100 km trail 8:45 9:45
    50 mile road/track 6:00 7:00
    50 mile trail 6:30 7:30
    50 km road/track 3:30 4:00
    50 km trail 3:50 4:20
    100 mile road/track 14:30 16:00
    100 mile trail 15:45 17:15
    24 hour road/track/trail 140 miles 125 miles

Runners interested in qualifying for the 2005 team may submit running resumes, but resumes are not required to be considered for the team.

Selected runners and alternates will be notified on or before March 15, 2005, with an official team announcement to follow.

Performance Lists

More Information

Interested runners who would like more information or who would like to submit a resume for consideration should contact:

Men: Stan Ferguson

Women: Lorraine Gersitz

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