Ashton Eaton in the Decathlon Javelin at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow (Getty Images) © Copyright
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130 athletes to represent USA at IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015

Five reigning world champions will lead 130 athletes on the US team for the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.

Returning to defend their individual titles are Ashton Eaton in the decathlon, LaShawn Merritt in the men’s 400m, David Oliver in the men’s 110m hurdles, Brittney Reese in the women’s long jump and Brianna Rollins in the women’s 100m hurdles.

In addition, seven more US athletes received wild card entries into the IAAF World Championships by virtue of being the reigning Diamond Race champions in their event. Those athletes include Allyson Felix in the women’s 200m, Justin Gatlin in the men’s 100m, Reese Hoffa in the men’s shot put, Jenny Simpson in the women’s 1500m, Christian Taylor in the men’s triple jump and Michael Tinsley in the men’s 400m hurdles.

In Moscow two years ago, the USA topped the placing table with 282 points; their best ever score at an IAAF World Championships.

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US team for Beijing

MEN
100m:
Trayvon Bromell, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay, Mike Rodgers
200m: Justin Gatlin, Wallace Spearmon, Isiah Young
400m: LaShawn Merritt, Bryshon Nellum, Vernon Norwood, David Verburg
800m: Casimir Loxsom, Clayton Murphy, Erik Sowinski
1500m: Robby Andrews, Matthew Centrowitz, Leo Manzano
5000m: Ryan Hill, Galen Rupp, Ben True
10,000m: Shadrack Kipchirchir, Hassan Mead, Galen Rupp
Marathon: Ian Burrell, Jeffrey Eggleston, Scott Smith
3000m steeplechase: Donn Cabral, Daniel Huling, Evan Jager
110m hurdles: Ronnie Ash, Aleec Harris, Aries Merritt, David Oliver
400m hurdles: Kerron Clement, Johnny Dutch, Bershawn Jackson, Michael Tinsley
High jump: JaCorian Duffield, Erik Kynard, Jesse Williams
Pole vault: Jacob Blankenship, Sam Kendricks, Brad Walker
Long jump: Marquis Dendy, Mike Hartfield, Jeff Henderson
Triple jump: Will Claye, Omar Craddock, Marquis Dendy, Christian Taylor
Shot put: Christian Cantwell, Jordan Clarke, Reese Hoffa, Joe Kovacs
Discus: Rodney Brown, Jared Schuurmans, Russ Winger
Hammer: Kibwe Johnson, AG Kruger, Conor McCullough
Javelin: Sam Crouser, Riley Dolezal, Sean Furey
Decathlon: Ashton Eaton, Trey Hardee, Jeremy Taiwo, Zachery Ziemek
50km race walk: John Nunn
4x100m: Trayvon Bromell, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay, Remontay McClain, Mike Rodgers, Isiah Young
4x400m: Kyle Clemons, Tony McQuay, LaShawn Merritt, Bryshon Nellum, Vernon Norwood, David Verburg

WOMEN
100m:
Tori Bowie, English Gardner, Jasmine Todd
200m: Allyson Felix, Candyce McGrone, Jenna Prandini, Jeneba Tarmoh
400m: Allyson Felix, Phyllis Francis, Natasha Hastings
800m: Brenda Martinez, Alysia Montano, Molly Beckwith-Ludlow
1500m: Kerri Gallagher, Lauren Johnson, Shannon Rowbury, Jenny Simpson
5000m: Abbey D’Agostino, Marielle Hall, Nicole Tully
10,000m: Shalane Flanagan, Molly Huddle, Emily Infeld
Marathon: Serena Burla, Esther Erb, Heather Lieberg
3000m steeplechase: Emma Coburn, Stephanie Garcia, Colleen Quigley
100m hurdles: Dawn Harper Nelson, Kendra Harrison, Sharika Nelvis, Brianna Rollins
400m hurdles: Kori Carter, Shamier Little, Cassandra Tate
Pole vault: Sandi Morris, Demi Payne, Jenn Suhr
Long jump: Tianna Bartoletta, Janay DeLoach, Brittney Reese, Jasmine Todd
Shot put: Tia Brooks, Michelle Carter, Jeneva Stevens
Discus: Whitney Ashley, Gia Lewis-Smallwood, Shelbi Vaughan
Hammer: Amanda Bingson, Amber Campbell, Deanna Price
Javelin: Brittany Borman, Kara Winger
Heptathlon: Erica Bougard, Sharon Day-Monroe, Barbara Nwaba
20km race walk: Miranda Melville, Maria Michta
4x100m: Tori Bowie, Dezerea Bryant, Allyson Felix, English Gardner, Jenna Prandini, Kaylin Whitney
4x400m: Jessica Beard, Allyson Felix, Phyllis Francis, Natasha Hastings, Francena McCorory, Sanya Richards-Ross