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Athletics Canada announces 2016 Olympic Games Qualification Standards

Athletics Canada announced today the qualification standards for the 2016 Olympic Games. The Athletics Canada National Team Committee unanimously accepted the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) standards, except in the case of road race events.

Athletics Canada’s complete selection criteria for the 2016 Olympic Games will be developed at a later date in 2015. The following road race standards will replace the IAAF recommended standards.

Athletics Canada Road Race Standards

Marathon – Men*
2:12:50
January 1 2015 to May 29 2016

Marathon – Women*
2:29:50
January 1 2015 to May 29 2016

20km Race walk – Men*
1:21:55
January 1 2015 to June 26 2016

20km Race walk – Women*
1:31:35
January 1 2015 to June 26 2016

50km Race walk – Men**
3:54:20
January 1 2015 to May 29 2016

*Based on the average of the 13th to 16th qualifying times of the top 16 finishers at the last five major events (World Championships and Olympic Games)

**Based on the average qualifying time of the slowest two qualifying times of the top 16 finishers over the last five major championships (World Championships and Olympic Games)

Please note that the Boston Marathon and Padova Marathons will not be considered for qualifying purposes to the 2016 Olympic Games.

-AC-

For more information: 

Mathieu Gentès
Director, Public Relations & Corporate Services
Athletics Canada
613 260 5580 ext. 3303
613 868 7692

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