Qualifying period: Sept 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017
Number of Athletes: A maximum of three athletes per event may be selected
Step 1: Men – 2:12:50 / Women – 2:29:50
Step 2: Men – 2:14:10 / Women – 2:31:20
Step 1 – Automatic Qualification:
The top two ranked eligible athletes with the Step 1 standard during the qualifying period will automatically be selected.
Step 2 – Additional Qualification:
Chief Technical Officer / Head Coach Recommendation – Eligible athletes who do not automatically qualify in Step 1, but achieve the Step 2 standard during the qualifying period, may be selected at the discretion of the National Team Committee, if the athlete is recommended for consideration by the Chief Technical Officer / Head Coach.
Factors Considered by the Chief Technical Officer / Head Coach:
- Athlete progression in their focus event during the 2016 and 2017 seasons with more emphasis placed on the 2017 season
- Athlete’s IAAF World Ranking (three per country) in the athlete’s focus event for both the 2016 and 2017 seasons with more emphasis placed on 2017
- Other relevant competition results during the 2016 and 2017 seasons if applicable
- Other factors as may be deemed relevant by the Chief Technical Officer / Head Coach