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Qualifying Standards

Qualifying window: September 1, 2006 - July 6, 2008 for marathons, combined events, and race walks
January 1, 2007 - July 6, 2008 for all other events

Men

"A" "B"
100m 10.21 10.28
200m 20.59 20.75
400m 45.55 45.95
800m 1:46.00 1:47.00
1500m 3:36.60 3:39.00
5000m 13:21.50 13:28.00
10,000m 27:50.00 28:10.00
Marathon 2:15:00 2:18:00
110m Hurdles 13.55 13.72
400m Hurdles 49.20 49.50
3000m Steeplechase 8:24.60 8:32.00
20 km Race Walk 1:23:00 1:24:30
50 km Race Walk 4:00:00 4:07:00
High Jump 2.30 m 2.27 m
Pole Vault 5.70 m 5.55 m
Long Jump 8.20 m 8.05 m
Triple Jump 17.10 m 16.80 m
Shot Put 20.30 m 19.80 m
Discus Throw 64.50 m 62.50 m
Hammer Throw 78.50 m 74.00 m
Javelin Throw 81.80 m 77.80 m
Decathlon 8,000 pts. 7,700 pts.

Women

"A" "B"
100m 11.32 11.42
200m 23.00 23.20
400m 51.55 52.35
800m 2:00.00 2:01.30
1500m 4:07.00 4:08.00
5000m 15:09.00 15:24.00
10,000m 31:45.00 32:20.00
Marathon 2:37:00 2:42:00
100m Hurdles 12.96 13.11
400m Hurdles 55.60 56.50
3000m Steeplechase 9:46.00 9:55.00
20 km Race Walk 1:33:30 1:38:00
High Jump 1.95 m 1.91 m
Pole Vault 4.45 m 4.30 m
Long Jump 6.72 m 6.60 m
Triple Jump 14.20 m 14.00 m
Shot Put 18.35 m 17.20 m
Discus Throw 61.00 m 59.00 m
Hammer Throw 69.50 m 67.00 m
Javelin Throw 60.50 m 56.00 m
Heptathlon 6,000 pts. 5,800 pts.

Qualifying Guidelines

  1. Performances must be achieved during the qualification period of January 1, 2007 (September 1, 2006 for marathon events, combined events and race walking events) to July 6, 2008.
  2. All performances must be achieved during competitions organized or authorized by the IAAF, its
    Area Associations and its National Member Federations.
  3. Results achieved at university or school competitions must be certified by the National
    Federation of the country in which the competition was organized.
  4. Performances achieved in mixed events between male and female participants, held completely
    in the stadium, will not be accepted (see IAAF Rule 147).
  5. Wind-assisted performances will not be accepted.
  6. Hand timing performances in 100m, 200m, 400m, 110m/100m Hurdles and 400m Hurdles will
    not be accepted.
  7. Indoor performances will be accepted.
  8. A list of qualifying competitions for the Marathons, the Relays and Race Walking Events, which
    meet with the IAAF's qualifying criteria, will be produced and approved by the IAAF by February 1, 2007
    for the 2007 events and February 1, 2008 for the 2008 events.
  9. Ages:
    • For the Marathon races and Men's 50 km Race Walk, senior athletes only (any athlete aged 20 years and over on December 31, 2008) will be accepted.
    • Junior athletes (any athlete aged 18 or 19 years on December 31, 2008) may compete in any event except the Marathon races and the 50 km Race Walk.
    • Youth athletes (any athlete aged 16 or 17 years on December 31, 2008) may compete in any event except the Throws, Decathlon, 10,000m, Marathon and Race Walks.
    • Athletes younger than 16 years of age on December 31, 2008 CANNOT be entered in any event.
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