The Doha 2019 time standards have been published and for most events, the time athletes are required to run just got a little faster. The IAAF standards are listed below.
The meet will run later in the year than usual, from September 28 through October 6, 2019. These standards follow a confusing and very difficult qualification system that the IAAF quickly implemented and then withdrew earlier this year.
The 2017 time standards were similar, but in some events have gotten a little quicker for the 2019 championship. Most notably, the women’s 800m, 400m, 10,000m and marathon standards have become more difficult, along with the men’s 3,000m steeplechase and marathon. The 2017 standards can be found here.
Many athletes have strong reservations about the upcoming championship due to its timing. The 2020 Olympics follow Worlds by only 10 months, making it a quick turn-around between the two events. Between the 2015 World Championships and the 2016 Olympics, the turn around was 12 months. Worlds had to be hosted in October as a result of the extreme climate in Doha.