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IAAF rule 260.28

For a performance to be eligible for ratification as a world record:

  1. The event in which it was achieved must be sanctioned either by the IAAF and/or the National Federation and conducted under IAAF rules.
  2. The athlete acheiving the performance must be eligible to
    compete under IAAF Rules.
  3. The course on which it was achieved must be measured by an A or B IAAF/AIMS approved measurer as defined in IAAF Rule 240.3
  4. The start and finish points on the course, measured along a straight line between them, shall not be further apart than 50% of the race distance.
  5. The decrease in elevation between start and finish shall not exceed an average of 1m per km.
  6. Either the course measurer that certified the course or another A or B measurer in possession of the complete measurement data and maps must confirm that the course measured was the course run by riding in the lead vehicle.
  7. The course must be validated on site (i.e. within two weeks before, on the day of the race or as soon as practical after the race), preferably by a different IAAF/AIMS A measurer from the one that did the original measurement.
  8. The athlete must undergo a doping control on the date of the race.
  9. For the Road Relay, the race should be run in stages of
    5km, 10km, 5km, 10km, 5km, and 7.195km.

World Road records set at intermediate distances within a race must comply with the above conditions and be timed according to IAAF Rules. The intermediate distances must have been measured and marked during the course measurement.

 
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