Athletics at the 2015 Pan American Games
Athletics competitions at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto were held from July 19 to 26 at the newly built CIBC Pan Am and Parapan Am Athletics Stadium, located on the campus of York University. The racewalking and marathon events were held on the temporary circuits around the Ontario Place West Channel. The sport of athletics is split into distinct sets of events: track and field events, road running events, and racewalking events.
|Athletics at the XVII Pan American Games|
Athletics pictogram for the games
|Venues||CIBC Pan Am and Parapan Am Athletics Stadium|
Ontario Place West Channel
|Dates||July 19–26, 2015|
|Competitors||709 from 41 nations|
Mirroring the Olympic athletics program, both men and women had very similar schedules of events. Men competed in 24 events and women in 23, as their schedule lacks the 50 km race walk. In addition, both the men's 110 m hurdles and decathlon are reflected in the women's schedule by the 100 m hurdles and heptathlon, respectively.
The following is the competition schedule for the athletics competitions:
|5||Trinidad and Tobago||3||2||1||6|
|16||Antigua and Barbuda||0||1||0||1|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||0||0||1||1|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||0||0||1||1|
|Totals (25 nations)||47||47||48||142|
|GR||Pan American Games record||AR||Area record||NR||National record||PB||Personal best||SB||Seasonal best|
All 41 participating countries have qualified athletes. The number of athletes a nation has entered is in parentheses beside the name of the country.
- Antigua and Barbuda (6)
- Argentina (11)
- Aruba (1)
- Bahamas (29)
- Barbados (14)
- Belize (2)
- Bermuda (5)
- Bolivia (4)
- Brazil (80)
- British Virgin Islands (4)
- Canada (88)
- Cayman Islands (2)
- Chile (37)
- Colombia (22)
- Costa Rica (9)
- Cuba (58)
- Dominica (4)
- Dominican Republic (1)
- Ecuador (16)
- El Salvador (2)
- Grenada (4)
- Guatemala (7)
- Guyana (3)
- Haiti (6)
- Honduras (1)
- Jamaica (41)
- Mexico (35)
- Nicaragua (2)
- Panama (6)
- Paraguay (3)
- Peru (13)
- Puerto Rico (15)
- Saint Kitts and Nevis (8)
- Saint Lucia (2)
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (2)
- Suriname (2)
- Trinidad and Tobago (32)
- United States (84)
- Uruguay (5)
- Venezuela (27)
- Virgin Islands (5)
A total of 680 athletes will qualify to compete at the games. A nation may enter a maximum of two athletes per event, granted they meet the qualification standard. Qualification times and standards can be set from January 1, 2014 to June 28, 2015. The winner of each event contested at the 2014 Pan American Sports Festival will also qualify. Furthermore, a total of sixteen relay teams per event will qualify as well.
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