Entry standards and timetable for IAAF World U18 Championships in Nairobi also confirmed, while IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships is awarded to Taicang
The entry standards for the London 2017 IAAF World Championships have been announced by the sport’s world governing body.
Qualifying standards for the event, which will take place at The Stadium within Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park between August 4-13, include marks of 10.12 and 11.26 for the men’s and women’s 100m respectively, 13:22.60 and 15:22.00 for the men’s and women’s 5000m respectively and 76.00m and 71.00m for the men’s and women’s hammer throw respectively.
British Athletics will publish its own standards in due course and it is up to member federations to select athletes from those qualified.
IAAF entry standards for London 2017 World Championships
|4:07.50 (4:26.70)||1500m (Mile)||3:36.00 (3:53.40)|
|1:36.00||20km race walk||1:24.00|
|4:06.00||50km race walk||4:06.00|
The qualification period for all events except the road events, combined events and the 10,000m is from October 1, 2016, to July 23, 2017.
Entry standards for road events, combined events and the 10,000m were confirmed in March, when the competition timetable was approved.
The championships will feature finals in all but two of the sessions, with the men’s 10,000m final on Friday August 4 the first final to take place and the men’s 4x400m relay the last event of the championships to be held in The Stadium. The men’s 100m final will be on Saturday August 5 and the women’s on Sunday August 6. Both marathons will take place on Sunday August 13.
The entry standards were announced on the first day of the 207th IAAF Council meeting, which took place in Monaco on Wednesday. Decisions included awarding the 2018 IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships to Taicang, China, plus the approval of the criteria for the women’s 50km race walk to become an official world record event, for which further details can be found here.
The IAAF also announced that the ‘Electronic Detection System Project’ to create a definitive judging system for race walk events has now progressed to the design stage, with contracts signed to construct two preindustrial demonstration prototypes to detect loss of contact by race walkers. One will be for use in training and another for competition. The results of the project will then be considered by the Race Walking Committee, with any rule change proposal then needing to be considered by the Technical Committee and approved by Council. “The goal is to be able to trial a system in competitions ahead of the 2019 IAAF World Championships,” said the IAAF.
As well as entry standards for next year’s IAAF World Championships, entry standards and the timetable for the IAAF World U18 Championships in Nairobi next July were also confirmed, together with the timetable for the IAAF World Relays Bahamas.
The second official bulletin for next year’s IAAF World Championships can be viewed here.