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Athlete Funding

An allocation of funds will be provided to athletes who meet the funding criteria below. Funding is not based on qualifying standards. Athletes will receive funding to help defray their expenses if they have met one of the following criteria:

  • An athlete who is ranked in the top 50 in the world, according to the 2007 IAAF Performance List as of 12/31/07, and who has met the Olympic Trials qualifying mark in the same event during the Olympic Trials qualifying period (January 1, 2007 - June 15, 2008) will receive $1,000. The athlete must compete in the Olympic Trials to receive funding. These athletes will receive funds prior to the start of their event at packet pick-up. However, if an athlete decides not to compete in the Olympic Trials these funds must be returned to USATF.
  • The top 12 finishers at the Olympic Trials who were not previously qualified for funding based on their 2007 performance will receive $1,000. These athletes will receive their checks after drug testing results from the Olympic Trials have been received and confirmed.
  • Athletes whose entry into the Olympic Trials is based solely on the "automatic qualification" provision are not eligible to receive funding based on the automatic qualification unless they also have met the criteria listed above.
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