Originally Posted by Dodge
80 in total (with a national limit of 3 per NOC)
An athlete can qualify in one of two ways:
Achieve the entry standard within the respective qualification period
Qualify by virtue of his IAAF World Ranking Position in the selected event at the
end of the respective qualification period.
In both cases, the maximum quota per NOC per event must be respected and the number of entries per event (in section A.) cannot be exceeded.
The first 10 runners in the Men’s Marathon and in the Women’s Marathon in the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 and the top 5 finishers at the IAAF Gold Label Marathons and the top 10 finishers at the Marathon Major Series (Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York) held during the qualification period will also be considered as having achieved the entry standard.
They basically didn’t see that many get the times. The overall limit is 1900 athletes. Maybe other events will see their maximum reduced to help the marathon
Yes I am aware my point is that currently according to rankings Top 5 finish seems to supersede auto time.
Currently Felicien Muhitira is the last automatic qualifier with the 67th quickest based on time (when you exclude the 3 NOC extra's but 322nd on time overall)
There are 13 auto qualifiers prior to this weekend. Scullion's placing is the only one which will influence things and I believe this will supersede the time and eliminate Felicien.