POSTED: Wednesday January 19th 2011


UKA releases the Qlympic qualification standards for selection of marathon, walks, combined events, and 10,000m atheltes.

With just 555 days to go until the beginning of the 2012 Olympic Games, UKA today published the first set of Olympic qualification standards and provisional selection policy for marathon, walks, combined events and 10,000m.
The standards and policy will act as an interim guideline to support athlete’s planning ahead of the full publication of qualification standards from the IAAF for London which are expected in early Spring.
Prominent athletes affected range from World and European heptathlete Jessica Ennis to marathon specialists Paula Radcliffe and Mara Yamauchi.
Double European champion Mo Farah and Commonwealth gold medallist Jo Jackson will also work to this policy.
Athletes in these disciplines have an extended period to qualify compared to others as the nature of their events mean they may compete less and have prolonged recovery periods.
The policy can be found at
UKA will issue a final selection policy for all disciplines after the IAAF publishes the qualification standards. The qualification period for all other disciplines begins on 1 October 2011.

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