The first six members of the US team have been named for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, USATF, the national federation, announced on Friday (31).
Shadrack Biwott, Andrew Epperson and Elkanah Kibet have been named to the men's team while Kelsey Bruce, Carrie Dimoff and Roberta Groner have been named to the women's.
Kibet and Biwott will lead the squad, as Kibet was a member of the 2017 World Championships team while Biwott was on the US team that competed at the 2014 World Half Marathon Championships.
Groner, 41, will make her first national team appearance after setting her personal best of 2:29:09 this April in Rotterdam, becoming only the third US woman over the age of 40 to better 2:30.
USATF for the IAAF
USA marathon team for Doha
Men: Shadrack Biwott, Andrew Epperson, Elkanah Kibet
Women: Kelsey Bruce, Carrie Dimoff, Roberta Groner