The IAAF Council today approved the Qualifying standards for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.
While the performance standards themselves are similar to those used for the 2017 World Championships, Doha will witness two notable differences:
- Target numbers have been introduced for the road events and 10,000m races – 100 for marathons, 60 for the 20km race walks, 50 for the men’s 50km race walk and 30 for the women’s, and 27 for the 10,000m
- There will also be an increase in the number of teams qualified from the IAAF World Relays from eight to 10 in the 4x100m and 4x400m relays, for a total of 16 entries. For the 4x400m mixed relay, which will be contested for the first time, 12 teams will qualify from the IAAF World Relays in Yokohama.
Story by: IAAF, 04/12/2018