IAU 100km World Cup 2005 Selection Criteria
The next 100km World Cup, to be held under the auspices of the IAAF and the IAU, will be at Lake Saroma, Hokkaido, Japan on 26 June 2005.
The men's and women's teams to represent Australia at this event shall be selected in the first instance by the AURA 100km Selection Committee. Their proposed team will be subject to ratification by Athletics Australia, the Australian affiliate of the IAAF.
The normal qualifying race, the Australian 100km championship held in conjunction with the Gold Coast 100 will not be held until July, 2005 after the World championships in June.
Therefore, the members of the team will be selected based on results primarily at the last World Cup and any 100km events between then and when the team needs to be finalised. Prospective candidates will also be considered from performances achieved at other major ultra distance races, national and international racing experience including mountain, road, trail, and track venues. Good marathoners will also be considered, especially those with a successful background in other endurance events such as Ironman triathlon.
However, the primary performance standards for team eligibility are sub 8 hours for men and sub 9 hours for women at the 100kms distance. Prospective applicants are advised that there are two suitable 100km races in which to qualify, that is at Canberra on 29 January 2005 (part of Sri Chinmoy triathlon, 8 pm start, 1.2 km loop) or at Lake Taupo NZ on 19 February 2005 (point to point and hilly). For more details, see www.srichinmoyraces.org/au/events/3day_ultra_triathlon and www.relay.co.nz
At the last 100km World Cup, held in September 2004 at Winschoten Holland, the Australian team placed 4th, the highest placing ever by an Australian team. We are anxious to improve on that performance.
To be considered for the team, runners must be current AURA members. Interested athletes may submit an application form in PDF-format or MS-WORD-format . It is expected that travel and accommodation expenses for the team or teams will be fully funded by the event organisers, IAU/IAAF and AURA.
All selected athletes will be notified in good time to arrange time off work and make travel arrangement with an official team announcement to follow. Interested athletes who would like more information or who would like to submit a resume for consideration should contact:
Tel 0408 527 391
- Completed form required to be submitted: no later than Tuesday 19 April 2005
- Team announcement: 30 April 2005