05 FEB 2008 General News

IAAF World Championships in Athletics - Berlin, Germany - 15/23 August 2009


Entry Standards - Men

Event A B
100 Metres 10.21 10.28
200 Metres 20.59 20.75
400 Metres 45.55 45.95
800 Metres 1:45.40 1:46.60
1500 Metres 3:36.20 3:39.20
5000 Metres 13:20.00 13:29.00
10,000 Metres 27:47.00 28:12.00
Marathon 2H18:00
3000 Metres Steeplechase 8:23.00 8:33.50
110 Metres Hurdles 13.55 13.62
400 Metres Hurdles 49.25 49.80
High Jump 2.31m 2.28m
Pole Vault 5.70m 5.55m
Long Jump 8.15m 8.05m
Triple Jump 17.10m 16.65m
Shot Put 20.30m 19.90m
Discus Throw 64.50m 62.50m
Hammer Throw 77.50m 74.30m
Javelin Throw 81.00m 78.00m
Decathlon 8000pts 7730pts
20 Kilometres Race Walk 1:22:30 1:24:20
50 Kilometres Race Walk 3:58:00 4:09:00
4x100 Metres Relay 39.10
4x400 Metres Relay 3:03.30

Entry Standards - Women

Event A B
100 Metres 11.30 11.40
200 Metres 23.00 23.30
400 Metres 51.50 52.30
800 Metres 2:00.00 2:01.30
1500 Metres 4:06.00 4:09.00
5000 Metres 15:10.00 15:25.00
10,000 Metres 31:45.00 32:20.00
Marathon 2H43:00
3000 Metres Steeplechase 9:40.00 9:48.00
100 Metres Hurdles 12.96 13.11
400 Metres Hurdles 55.50 56.55
High Jump 1.95m 1.91m
Pole Vault 4.45m 4.35m
Long Jump 6.72m 6.62m
Triple Jump 14.20m 14.00m
Shot Put 18.20m 17.20m
Discus Throw 62.00m 58.50m
Hammer Throw 70.00m 67.50m
Javelin Throw 61.00m 59.00m
Heptathlon 6100pts 5900pts
20 Kilometres Race Walk 1:33:30 1:38:00
4x100 Metres Relay 43.90
4x400 Metres Relay 3:31.00

ENTRY RULES

  1. Each Member is entitled to enter two, three or four athletes per event, as follows:  
          - 1, 2, 3 or 4 athletes with "A" standard;  
          - 1 athlete with the "B" and 1, 2 or 3 athletes with the "A" standard;
    in both cases a maximum of three athletes will be allowed to compete.

  2. Each Member is entitled to enter two athletes per event who have both reached the "B" standard for that event but only one will be allowed to compete.

  3. The Area Champions in all the individual events (except the Marathons) automatically qualify for the World Championships and will be considered as having achieved the "A" standard (see specific Regulations below).

  4. Members who have no male and/or no female qualified athletes whom they wish to enter in any event may enter one unqualified male athlete and/or one unqualified female athlete in one individual event except the 10,000m, 3000m Steeplechase and the Combined Events.

  5. The acceptance of unqualified entries in the Field Events is at the discretion of the Technical Delegates.

  6. If Germany, as host country, has no qualified athlete (or relay team) in any event of the Championships, it is entitled to enter 1 athlete (or one relay team) regardless of the entry standard.

  7. In the Relays, Member Federations can enter up to 6 athletes; these must include all athletes (up to the 4th reserve) eventually entered in the respective individual events (100m and 400m).

  8. In addition to the above, Member Federations are entitled to enter the Reigning World Champion regardless of whether he / she has achieved the corresponding entry standard.

  9. Lower ages limits

    - Junior athletes (any athlete aged 18 or 19 years on 31 December 2009) may compete in any event except the Marathon Races and the 50km Race Walk Men.
    - Youth athletes (any athlete aged 16 ot 17 years on 31 December 2009) may compete in any event except the Men's Throws, Decathlon, 10,000m, Marathon Races and Race Walks.
    - Athletes younger then 16 years on 31 December 2009 CANNOT be entered in any event.

CONDITIONS

  1. Performances must be achieved during the qualification period of 1 January 2008 (3 September 2007 for the Marathons, Race Walking and Combined Events) to 3 August 2009 (midnight Monaco time).

  2. Performances must be achieved during competitions organised or authorised by the IAAF, its Area Associations or its National Member Federations. Thus, results achieved at university or school competitions must be certified by the National Federation of the country in which the competition was organised. (for Race Walks, Marathons and Relays, see hereunder).

  3. Performances must be achieved during an official competition organised in conformity with IAAF Rules.

  4. Performances achieved in mixed events between male and female participants, held completely in the Stadium, shall not normally be accepted (see Rule 147).

  5. Wind-assisted performances will not be accepted.

  6. Hand-timed performances in 100m, 200m, 400m, 110m/100m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles and 4x100m Relay shall not be accepted.

  7. Indoor performances for all field events and for races of 400m and longer, shall be accepted.
  8. For the running events of 400m and over, performances achieved on oversized tracks shall not be accepted.

  9. Race Walk Events
    Performances achieved at Race Walk Events staged at International Competitions defined under IAAF Rule 1.1 (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), or (j) are valid towards the achievement of the Entry Standards providing the following conditions (where applicable) are respected:
    - the course has been (or will be) measured by an IAAF/AIMS Grade "A" or "B" International Road Race Course Measurer;
    - a minumum of 3 International or Area Race Walking Judges are on duty.
    Performances achieved at International or National Competitions not included in the above are valid towards the achievement of the Entry Standards ONLY if the Area Association or Member Federation concerned submits a specific application to the IAAF. The application letter, indicating the date, venue and programme of events of the Competition, must confirm that the above conditions will be respected and must be received by the IAAF by 31 December 2007 (for Competitions held in 2008) and by 31 December 2008 (for Competitions held in 2009). The IAAF reserves the right to accept or reject the application.
    The full list of Competitions where the Entry Standards may be achieved will be published on the IAAF website by 15 January of each year.

  10. Marathons:
    Only performances achieved at Marathon Races that respect the following criteria are valid towards the achievement of the Entry Standards:
    - the course has been (or will be) measured by an IAAF/AIMS Grade "A" or "B" International Road Race Course Measurer;
    - the measurement certificate must have been established no more than 5 years before the date of the race;
    - the overall decrease in elevation between the start and the finish shall not exceed 1:1000, i.e. 1m per km.
    Additional races, if requested to the IAAF by the host Member Federation before 31 December 2007 (for Races held in 2008) and 31 December 2008 (for Races held in 2009) can be included in the list, providing that the above conditions are respected.
    The updated list of such Marathons Races will be published on the IAAF websote by 15 January of each year.
    In addition, the first 20 (men 7 women) of the Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London and New York City Marathons, will be considered as having achieved the "A" standard.

  11. Relays:
    Performances achieved at Relay Events staged at International Competitions defined under IAAF Rule 1.1 (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g) or (j) are valid towards the achievement of the Entry Standards providing the following conditions (where applicable) are respected:
    - at least three different National Teams take part;
    - an Area Delegate is on site to supervise the Competition;
    - the competition is held on a certified track;
    - in the case of one-day Meetings, that the Meeting Organizer confirm to the IAAF, by the set deadlines, which events will be staged.
    Performances achieved at International or National Competitions not included in the above are valid towards the achievement of the Entry Standards ONLY if the Area Association or Member Federation concerned submits a specific application to the IAAF. The application letter, indicating the date, venue and programme of events of the Competition, must confirm that the above conditions will be respected and must be received by the IAAF by 31 December 2007 (for Competitions held in 2008) and by 31 December 2008 (for Competitions held in 2009). The IAAF reserves the right to accept or reject the application.
    The full list of Competitions where the Entry Standards may be achieved will be published on the IAAF website by 31 January of each year and updated every two months, to include information received from one-day Meeting Organizer.
AREA CHAMPIONS
Regulations for Automatic Qualification to the IAAF World Championships in Athletics
  1. The Area Champion (in each individual event to be contested at the World Championships) automatically qualifies for the World Championships, irrespective of whether his performance has reached the "A" or "B" standard.
  2. The Area Champion shall be the one who has achieved the title within the qualification period stipulated of the World Championships, or at the Area Championships held closest to the on-coming World Championships. If an Area does not have Area Championships every two years, then the Area may organize an alternate event to select the Area Champion in that vacant year.
  3. The Member Federation of the Area Champion will have the ultimate authority to enter the athlete or not, based on its own domestic standard or qualification system.
  4. If the Member Federation of the Area Champion enters the athlete, he will be considered as having achieved the "A" standard.
  5. If the Area Champion, due to any reason, is not enterd, this quota will not be delgated to the second placed athlete and the normal entry rules and conditions apply.
  6. For those Area Championships that do not have certains events, the Area Associations can organize alternate Area specific event Championships with conditions conforming to Area Championships Regulations.
  7. For an Area having restricted Area Championships, the Area Association may specify an existing competition of a suitable standard for th epurpose of identitying the Area Champion. In such cases, it is necessary that all the Member Federations within the Area be invited to compete in this Competition.
  8. For the Marathon / Marathon World Cup, the current qualification principles still apply.