2022 IAU 100km World Championship – Team USA Selection & Qualifiers

The USA Track & Field (USATF) COVID-19 Working Group’s current international travel policy for U.S. teams prohibits American athletes from participating in events located in CDC level 3 and 4 countries unless the LOC’s covid safety plan has been reviewed and approved. As of this writing, Germany is at CDC level 3. More information at usatf.org/covid19. Levels of countries can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel/index.html.

The USATF 100 Kilometer National Team will compete in the 2022 International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 100 Kilometer World Championships under the patronage of World Athletics on August 27, 2022, in Berlin/Bernau, Germany.

The biennial 100 Kilometer World Championship race is the one international venue at which USA Track & Field (USATF) has fielded an ultra-distance team for over two decades.

The United States will be represented by the USATF 100 Kilometer Team of up to six men and up to six women ultramarathon runners. The team and alternates will be selected by the Executive Committee of the USATF Mountain, Ultra, and Trail Running Council which was established in 1998 to help USATF administer ultra running in the United States.

Timeline

Qualifying Window – Friday 01/01/2021 – Sunday 05/29/2022

Team Selection – Monday-Tuesday, 05/30-31/2022

Team Announced – Wednesday, 06/01/2022

Standards for Consideration

To be considered for the USA 100 Kilometer National Team, American runners must be citizens of the United States of America, current USATF members, and meet one of the following qualifying standards as well as other eligibility requirements.

  1. American athletes who finish in the top-3 men or women at the 2020 IAU 100 km World Championships will receive automatic team selection for 2022 (qualification valid for the following World Championships only). The 2020 IAU 100K World Championships were cancelled due to COVID-19.
  2. Time performances of American athletes from the 2020 IAU 100 km World Championships having met time standards (See #4 below) will qualify for consideration for 2022. The 2020 IAU 100K World Championships were cancelled due to COVID-19.
  3. The winner of the 2022 USA 100 km National Championships scheduled for April 23, 2022, at Mad City (Madison, WI) will receive automatic team selection provided time standards (See #4 below) are met (qualification valid for the following World Championships only, in this case for 2022).
  4. Athletes who meet the following qualifying standards within the specified qualifying window (beginning January 1, 2021) will be selected into the pool: Road 100 km – Sub 7:20:00 (Men) or Sub 8:40:00 (Women); Road 50 Mile – Sub 5:40:00 (Men) or Sub 6:40:00 (Women).
  5. Those who meet the respective qualifying standards at any of the following 50 mile well-established races also will be considered:
    – JFK 50 Mile (11/20/2022): Sub 6:00:00 (Men) or Sub 7:00:00 (Women)
    – Tussey Mountainback 50 Miler (10/31/2021): Sub 5:50 (Men) or Sub 6:50 (Women)

NOTE TO Athletes and RD’s

Events suitable for qualifying must be USATF Certified for distance (or NGB) or provide survey certificate for track events AND run on a record eligible course.

Events must be USATF Sanctioned (USATF Rules upheld) – not limited to, but including 144.3 (Assistance To Athletes) and 163.6 (a) (Leaving the Track, Field, or Course)

Qualifying Marks must take place in official competitions (Refer to USATF Rule Book 262.3 (a) where “Qualifying” may interchange with “Record”).

Lap recording to USATF and World Athletics standards must be documented and provided.
See the List of Current Qualifiers (below) of athletes who have met at least one of the criteria above.

Team Selection Process

Athletes will be named to the team from the team selection pool using the following procedures:

  1. Athletes will be named to the team based on the order of the criteria above until all the team spots are filled. Priority will be assigned to 100 km road performances, as that is the actual race distance, but 50 mile road, and other designated race performances (see above), will be evaluated by the Executive Committee of Mountain, Ultra, and Trail Council of USATF and the performance deemed superior overall will have precedence. Athletes not automatically selected to the team through standards #1 and/or #3 above will be selected according to best performances within qualifying guidelines.
  2. If fewer than 6 athletes achieve the qualifying standards for consideration, no fewer than 4 athletes (three scoring and one additional) will be named based on performance.
  3. If more than 6 athletes achieve the qualifying standards for consideration, up to 3 alternates (i.e., 6 team members and 3 alternates) will be named sequentially based on performance.
  4. Alternates must meet the same standards for consideration based on performance.

Alternates are encouraged to prepare, as they may be named to compete at any time, up to 4 weeks prior to the world competition, if one of the other team members is unable to compete.

Current Qualifiers (As of April 26, 2022)

WOMEN
Criterion 1 (Top 3 at 2020 100 km WC (AUTO))
Not applicable for 2022. 2020 IAU 100K World Championships were canceled due to COVID-19.

Criterion 2 (Meeting Time Standards at 2020 IAU World 100 Km Championships)
Not applicable for 2022. 2020 IAU 100K World Championships were canceled due to COVID-19.

Criterion 3 (WC calendar year National Champion (AUTO))
Kalie Demerjian, 7:56:21, Mad City 2022 100K National Championship, Madison, WI, 4/23/22

Criterion 4 (Time – 50 Mile/100K)
Camille Herron, 7:39:06, Centurion Track 100 Intermediate Distance, Bedford, United Kingdom, 4/23/22
Camille Herron, 7:41:59, Jackpot 100 Mile Intermediate Distance, Henderson, NV, 02.18.2022
Nicole Monette, 7:43:18, HOKA Project Carbon X2, Chandler, Arizona, 1/23/2021
Elizabeth Northern, 7:51:58, Notomom 100K 2021 National Championships, Sacramento, CA, 10/02/2021
Courtney Olsen, 7:55:01, HOKA Project Carbon X2, Chandler, Arizona, 1/23/2021
Anna Kacius, 8:12:38, Mad City 100K, Madison, WI, 4/23/22
Camille Herron, 8:19:32, Desert Solstice, Phoenix Arizona, 12/11/21
Sabrina Little, 8:21:19, Desert Solstice, Phoenix Arizona, 12/11/21
Pam Smith, 8:21:36, Desert Solstice, Phoenix Arizona, 12/11/21
Marisa Lizak, 8:24:58, Desert Solstice, Phoenix Arizona, 12/11/21

Criterion 5 (Specified Races)
Sarah Cummings, 6:18:43, JFK 50 Mile, Boonsboro, MD, 11/20/21
Sarah Biehl. 6:22:03, JFK 50 Mile, Boonsboro, MD, 11/20/21
Devon Yanko, 6:31:12, JFK 50 Mile, Boonsboro, MD, 11/20/21
Kimber Mattox, 6:41:23, JFK 50 Mile, Boonsboro, MD, 11/20/21
Kristina Randrup, 6:44:42, JFK 50 Mile, Boonsboro, MD, 11/20/21
Anna Kacius, 6:53:18, JFK 50 Mile, Boonsboro, MD, 11/20/21

MEN
Criterion 1 (Top-3 at 2020 100 km WC) (AUTO)
Not applicable for 2022. 2020 IAU 100K World Championships were canceled due to COVID-19.

Criterion 2 (Meeting Time Standards at 2020 IAU World 100 Km Championships)
Not applicable for 2022. 2020 IAU 100K World Championships were canceled due to COVID-19.

Criterion 3 (WC calendar year National Champion (AUTO))
Zack Beavin, 7:06:31, Mad City 2022 100K National Championship, Madison, WI, 4/23/22

Criterion 4 (Time – 50 Mile/100K)
Jim Walmsley, 6:09:26, HOKA Project Carbon X2, Chandler, Arizona, 1/23/2021
Rajpaul Pannu, 6:28:31, HOKA Project Carbon X2, Chandler, Arizona, 1/23/2021
Kris Brown, 6:39:14, HOKA Project Carbon X2, Chandler, Arizona, 1/23/2021
Craig Hunt, 6:55:42, HOKA Project Carbon X2, Chandler, Arizona, 1/23/2021
Rajpaul Pannu, 6:57:33, Notomom 100K 2021 National Championships, Sacramento, CA, 10/02/2021
Brian Zickefoose, 7:13:44, Dismal Swamp 100K, Chesapeake, VA, 12/04/21

Geoff Burns, 5:20:49, To Hell and Back 50 Mile, Ann Arbor, MI, 9/04/2021

Criterion 5 (Specified Races)
Adam Peterman, 5:19:38, JFK 50 Mile, Boonsboro, MD, 11/20/21
Zack Bevin, 5:35:44, JFK 50 Mile, Boonsboro, MD, 11/20/21
Eric Lipuma. 5:39:49, JFK 50 Mile, Boonsboro, MD, 11/20/21
Sean Van Horn, 5:44:57, JFK 50 Mile, Boonsboro, MD, 11/20/21
Justin Scheid, 5:46:21, JFK 50 Mile, Boonsboro, MD, 11/20/21
Nick Arndt, 5:56:14, JFK 50 Mile, Boonsboro, MD, 11/20/21

Important Dates

  • Qualifying performance time frame: Friday, 01/01/2021 – Sunday, 05/29/2022
  • Team Selected: Monday-Tuesday, 5/30-31/2022
  • Team Announced: Wednesday, 6/01/2022
  • Athlete confirmation to US 100K team: no later than June 10, 2022

No team athlete substitutions after 4 weeks prior to 100K 2022 World Championships date
All athletes must be current USATF members, U.S. citizens, and have a passport valid through May 1, 2023.

Team uniforms will be provided by USATF. If an athlete qualifies for the team but cannot make the trip due to injury or any other circumstance, the uniform must be returned to USATF.

Team members will receive funding from USA Track & Field and the LOC with the exact reimbursement amount TBA. We do know that this team will not be fully funded with these resources.

Questions should be sent to Lin Gentling (lsgentling@charter.net). Athletes who earn spots at the 2022 USA 100K Team must confirm their acceptance of a team spot no later than June 10, 2022.

Please notify lsgentling@charter.net of any missing qualifying performances or errors in reporting of performances.

[Updated March 5, 2022]

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