For a performance to be eligible for ratification as a world record:
- The event in which it was achieved must be sanctioned either by the IAAF
and/or the National Federation and conducted under IAAF rules.
- The athlete acheiving the performance must be eligible to
compete under IAAF Rules.
- 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
- 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.
- The decrease in elevation between start and finish shall not exceed an
average of 1m per km.
- 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
- 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
- The athlete must undergo a doping control on the date of the race.
- 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