The IAAF has today issued invitations to 130 eligible athletes for additional places to the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 following the final review of entries published yesterday (19 September) and compared with the published target numbers for each event.
“We have an extra week built into the entry timetable for these championships so have been able to open up any available places to give every opportunity to our leading athletes to compete in our showcase championships,” said IAAF CEO Jon Ridgeon.
“Having now been able to review the final entries, it is clear that some qualified athletes are currently not able to attend. Therefore, as a federation that always tries to put athletes' interests first, we have the opportunity to open entries for one last short window in some events where we have yet to reach maximum target entry numbers,” he added.
Member Federations and athletes have been asked to confirm acceptance of the invitation(s) by 21 September when the invitational process will be finally closed.