Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Updated Qualifying Standards for the 2016 Olympics in Rio

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Updated Qualifying Standards for the 2016 Olympics in Rio

The IAAF today announced the new qualifying standards for the 2016 Olympics in Rio...


The new marathon standard is weaker than for the 2012 Olympics in London when it was 2:15 and 2:37.

* Note that these are the IAAF standards and Athletics Ireland may well impose a more stringent standard.  Every country can only send 3 athletes per event.

The immediate impact is that there are now 8 Irish men inside the new 2:19 qualifying standard...

1    2:14:52    Kevin Seaward    Berlin    27 Sep 2015
2    2:15:14    Sergiu Ciobanu    Berlin    27 Sep 2015
3    2:15:35    Mick Clohisey    Berlin    27 Sep 2015
4    2:15:38    Paul Pollock    Berlin    27 Sep 2015
5    2:16:09    Martin Fagan    Z├╝rich    19 Apr 2015
6    2:17:19    Gary Thornton    Berlin    27 Sep 2015
7    2:17:45    Thomas Frazer    Rotterdam    12 Apr 2015
8    2:17:48    Sean Hehir    Berlin    27 Sep    2015

For the women, there are now 4 inside the 2h 45m standard...

1    2:32:51    Lizzie Lee    Berlin    27 Sep 2015
2    2:33:15    Fionnuala McCormack    Chicago IL    11 Oct 2015
3    2:37:29    Breege Connolly    London    26 Apr    2015   
4    2:42:43    Barbara Sanchez    Valencia    15 Nov 2015

Ciara Mageen now qualifies for the 1500 as she ran 4:06.49 last September.
1500 m
1    4:06.49    Ciara Mageean    Rieti    13 Sep 2015

Ciara Everard also qualifies....standard 2:01.50
800 m
1    2:01.21    Ciara Everard    Oordegem    23 May 2015

3000 m steeple...standard 9:45
1    9:42.61    Kerry O'Flaherty    Letterkenny    10 Jul 2015
2    9:43.34    Michele Finn    Letterkenny    10 Jul 2015
3    9:44.14    Sara Treacy    Letterkenny    10 Jul 2015

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