Marathon Womens Olympic Qualifying Update
The Olympic Qualifying Period was
- 1 January 2019 to 5 April 2020
- 1 December 2020 to 31 May 2021
Below is a list of who has made the standard so far in Marathon Womens
The Marathon Womens event is overflowing with a total of 79 Qualifiers for 75 slots.
Now Does this mean they will take the top 75 times? or they will take 79 qualifiers, plus whoever else hits the standard of 2h29.30 by May 1, 2021.
This means all slots taken with an excess of 4. ABSOLUTELY NO WILD CARDS, IAAF POINTS, OR BONUS ENTRIES AT ALL.
In fact, the Olympic Standard going from 2h43 to 2h45 to 2h29.30 may not be even tough enough due to the overflow of athletes in this event unlike any other women’s event for the 2021 Qualifying. They might need to make the standard 2h28 or even 2h27 for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
It’s staggering to think how many more women might qualify by May 1.
Such is the depth in countries such as Kenya that defending Olympic Champion Jemima Sumgong was not able to qualify in the top 3 for her country.
The Breakdown is as follows
- 14 countries had 3 athletes or mores qualify (some of them have declared there 3 athletes, some of them had more than 3 qualify and are yet to decide) a total of 42 athletes.
- 20 countries had 2 athletes qualify a total of 20
- 18 countries had 1 athlete qualify (because Russia is banned) this is a total of 17
- So up a total of 79 athletes have qualified for 75 slots.
Christine Hallasgo touted by PATAFA President Philip Juico as a chance to qualify for Tokyo has a best time of 2h52.53, 23 minutes away from the Olympic qualifying of 2h29.30. She now must hit the standard as the event has too many qualifiers in order to gain entry to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics by May 1.