Marathon criteria – 2017 IAAF World Championships

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 

Selection Process:

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:

  1. Athlete progression in their focus event during the 2016 and 2017 seasons with more emphasis placed on the 2017 season
  2. 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
  3. Other relevant competition results during the 2016 and 2017 seasons if applicable
  4. Other factors as may be deemed relevant by the Chief Technical Officer / Head Coach
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