05 FEB 2008 General News

IAAF World Indoor Championships - Valencia, Spain - 7/9 March 2008


IAAF World Indoor Championships
Valencia, Spain 7/9 March 2008
Entry Standards - Men

Event Indoor Outdoor
60 Metres 6.70 10.20 (100m)
400 Metres 47.10 45.35
800 Metres 1:48.50 1:45.50
1500 Metres 3:43.00
or 4:00.00 (Mile)
3:35.00
or 3:52.00 (Mile)
3000 Metres 7:54.00 7:44.00
or 13:19.00 (5000m)
4x400 Metres Relay No Standard No Standard
60 Metres Hurdles 7.75 13.55 (110mH)
High Jump 2.30m -
Pole Vault 5.70m -
Long Jump 8.10m -
Triple Jump 17.00m -
Shot Put 20.05m -

IAAF World Indoor Championships
Valencia, Spain 7/9 March 2008
Entry Standards - Women

Event Indoor Outdoor
60 Metres 7.37 11.25 (100m)
400 Metres 53.00 51.00
800 Metres 2:04.00 2:00.00
1500 Metres 4:16.00
or 4:33.00 (Mile)
4:05.00
or 4:23.00 (Mile)
3000 Metres 9:05.00 8:40.00
or 15:05.00 (5000m)
4x400 Metres Relay No standard No standard
60 Metres Hurdles 8.20 12.95 (100mH)
High Jump 1.92m -
Pole Vault 4.40m -
Long Jump 6.65m -
Triple Jump 14.05m -
Shot Put 17.50m -
Entry Rules

  • Each Member is entitled to enter up to three competitors in each event of the Championships, provided all have achieved the corresponding entry standard, but only two will be permitted to compete (except the Combined Events and the Relays - see below).

  • For the Combined Events, eight (8) athletes will be invited by the IAAF in the Heptathlon and in the Pentathlon as follows:

  • The top 4 athletes from the 2007 Outdoor Lists (as at December 31st 2007), limited to a maximum of one per country.

  • The top 4 athletes from the 2008 Indoor Lists (as at February 18th 2008).

  • In total no more than two male and two female athletes from any one Member Federation will be invited. Upon refusals or cancellations, the invitations shall be extended to the next ranked athletes in the same lists respecting the above conditions.

  • For the Relays, each Member Federation will be able to enter up to 6 athletes in each team.

  • 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 event except the Combined Events.

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

  • Youth athletes (any athlete aged 16 or 17 years on 31 December in the year of the competion) CANNOT be entered in the Men's Shot Put.

  • Athletes younger than 16 years (on 31 December in the year of competition), CANNOT be entered in any event.

Conditions

  1. Performances must be achieved during the qualification period of 1 January 2007 to 25 February 2008 (midnight Monaco time), except for the Combined Events (see above).

  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.

  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, will not be accepted (see IAAF Rule 147).

  5. Wind-assisted performances will not be accepted.

  6. Hand-timed performances in 60m, 100m, 400m, 60m Hurdles, and 100m/110m Hurdles will not be accepted.

  7. For the running events of 400m and over, performances achieved on oversized tracks will NOT be accepted.