Events in bold will be contested at the Trials. Events listed directly below those being contested may be used as alternates for qualifying. See Qualifying Guidelines below for full details.
Qualifying window: January 1, 2010 until 30 days prior to the designated Olympic Trials race, or October 4, 2009 (at the USA Marathon Championships)
USATF Rule 10.3(b) regarding Automatic Qualification will be used.
An athlete is eligible for automatic qualification into the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Women's Marathon if that athlete has, during the year 2012, or during the four previous calendar years (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), accomplished one of the following:
In addition, automatic qualification into the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Women's Marathon will be provided to those athletes who were members of a past U.S. Women's Olympic Marathon Team.
An athlete whose entry into the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Women's Marathon is based solely on the "automatic qualification" provision is not eligible to receive funding to the Trials unless she has already met the Olympic Trials "A" standard.