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Qualifying Standards

  Event "A"  "B" 
Men  Marathon 2:15:00 2:19:00
  Half Marathon   1:05:00
  Event "A" "B"
Women Marathon 2:37:00 2:45:00
  Half Marathon   1:15:00

Qualifying window:  August 1, 2013 to January 17, 2016
Qualifying Guidelines

  1. Athletes must meet the "B" standard in order to enter the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon event.
  2. The qualifying mark must be made on a USATF certified course, in an event Sanctioned by USA Track & Field or a member federation of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The course must be USATF/IAAF/AIMS certified with an active course certification and have an elevation loss no greater than 3.25 meters/km. All course configurations will be accepted (no minimum separation). 
  3. The qualifying standards must be met from August 1, 2013 to January 17, 2016.
  4.  All qualifying performances are subject to verification.
  5. "Gun" time is the only acceptable method of timing. Chip/net times cannot be used for qualifying. Consideration may be given to "chip/tag" times for competitors with "gun" times extremely close to the above qualifying standards.
  6. Athletes meeting the “A” standard will be provided funding support.

Due to the change in Olympic Games entry standards for the marathon, USATF has amended its standards for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon. The B standard is now 2:19:00 for men and 2:45:00 for women.

NOTE: In order to compete in the Olympic Trials, all athletes must meet the Eligibility Requirements in Rule 1 of the USATF Competition Rules

Qualified Athletes (as of 1/22/16): Men - Women

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