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The IAU conducts a biannual 24 Hour World Championships event.  World 24 Hour Championships events have been undertaken since 2001 (San Giovanni Lupototo, Italy) and until about 2012 it was anticipated that Championships would occur annually.  After some difficulties and the need to cancel the 2011 World Championship event (Brugg, Switzerland), the IAU decided to focus on a biannual approach alternating years with World 100km Championships.

AURA will continued to select teams to represent Australia at future 24 Hour World Championships.  AURA has a desire to send both a large team and a strong team. Details of future championships and the selection process will be available from this page via documents linked below.

To be considered for selection in general, qualifying standard must be met.  Standards may vary for each event.  Historically, the primary standard has been 240 km for men and 220 km for women. Athletes who have achieved performances in the range of 220km for men and 200km for women are encouraged to apply.

The principal qualifying events in Australia are the Canberra 48 Hour held in March, the Coburg 24 hr held in April, the Sri Chinmoy 24hr, Adelaide 24 hour and Caboolture 24 hour held in July,  and the Track Ultra WA 24 hour held in August. Overseas events may be considered for qualifying.  Immediately past World Championship events are always valid for qualifying purposes.

The next event is scheduled to take place in Irdning, Austria in July 2019.  AURA will select a team for the 2019 event around December 2018 with application details to be provided on this page in due course.

Documentation:

Team Selection Criteria

Past events:

2015wc
Details:The 2017 World 24 Hour Championships were held in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 1-2 July 2017.

There were 40 nations and 290 individual competitors at this championships. The winning nations were the Japan in the mens competition with 783.159km from their top 3 finishers, and the USA in the ladies event with 740.856km.
Team:MEN:

John Pearson (Captain)
Michael Thwaites
Matthew Eckford
Ewan Horsburgh
Kevin Muller
WOMEN:

Jodie Oborne (Captain)
Nicole Barker
Sharon Scholz
Nikki Eadie
Team Results:Mens Team: 673.294km (10th)

Womens Team: 614.368km (11th)
Individual Results:MEN:

Ewan Horsburgh, 240.442km - 29th
Kevin Muller, 229.657km - 40th
John Pearson, 203.196km - 84th
Matthew Eckford, 191.632km - 97th
Michael Thwaites, 180.478km - 113th
WOMEN:

Nicole Barker, 218.480km - 24th
Nikki Eadie, 214.317km - 29th
Jodie Oborne, 181.571km - 69th
Sharon Scholz, 113.988km - 117th
2015wc
Details:The 2015 World 24 Hour Championships were held in Turin, Italy on 11 - 12 April 2015.

There were 40 nations and 302 competitors at this championships. The winning nations were the United Kingdom in the mens competition with 770km from their top 3 finishers, and the United States of America in the ladies event with 702km.

The Australian mens team performed outstandingly and secured a team silver for their effort with 752km. This was the best Australian team achievement for a World 24 Hour event. The only other podium team result was a bronze achieved by the 2010 womens team.

For full results, click HERE
Team:MEN:

Matthew Eckford
Ewan Horsburgh
Michael Thwaites
John Pearson
Kevin Muller
Barry Loveday
WOMEN:

Jodie Oborne
Kerrie Bremner
Deb Nicholl
Emma Vaughan
Bernadette Benson
Team Results:Mens Team: 752km, 2nd

Womens Team: 519km, 19th
Individual Results:MEN:

Matthew Eckford, 255.033km - 10th
Ewan Horsburgh, 249.716km - 14th
Michael Thwaites, 247.916km - 16th
John Pearson, 241.430km - 24th
Kevin Muller, 228.591km - 47th
Barry Loveday, 211.048km - 94th
WOMEN:

Jodie Oborne, 230.244km - 43rd (6th female)
Kerrie Bremner, 164.244km - 203rd (76th female)
Deb Nicholl, 124.817km - 259th (103rd female)
Emma Vaughan, 114.817km - 271st (110th female)
Bernadette Benson, 105.650km - 282nd (115th female)
2013wc
Details:The 2013 World 24 Hour Championships were held in Steenbergen, the Netherlands on 11 - 12 May 2013.

There were 243 finishers from 27 nations at this championships. The winning nations were the United States of America in both the mens and womens competitions with 780km (men) and 710km (women) from their top 3 finishers.

For full results, click HERE
Team:

Team Manager:
Robert Boyce (Vic)
MEN:

John Pearson (Qld, captain)
David Kennedy (WA)
Ewan Horsburgh (NSW)
Rick Cooke (Vic)
Malcolm Gamble (Vic)
WOMEN:

Sharon Scholz (Vic)
Allison Lilley (NSW)
Bernadette Benson (WA)
Team Results:Mens Team: 686.631km, 7th

Womens Team: 616.295km, 9th
Individual Results:MEN:

Malcolm Gamble, 231.852km - 29th
John Pearson, 231.203km - 33rd
Ewan Horsburgh, 223.576km - 38th
David Kennedy, 220.739 - 41st
Rick Cooke, 163.174km - 105th
WOMEN:

Bernadette Benson, 216.343km - 20th female
Sharon Scholz, 206.286km - 35th female
Allison Lilley, 193.667km - 51st female
2012wc
Details:The 2012 World 24 Hour Championships were held in Katowice, Poland on 8 - 9 September 2012.

There were 244 finishers from 34 nations at this championships. The winning nations were Germany in the mens with 759km from their top 3 finishers. The United States of America won the womens competition with 694km.

For full results, click HERE
Team:

Team Manager:
Robert Boyce (Vic)
MEN:

John Pearson (Qld, captain)
David Kennedy (WA)
Ewan Horsburgh (NSW)
Rick Cooke (Vic)
WOMEN:

Sharon Scholz (Vic)
Susannah Harvey Jamieson (Qld)
Allison Lilley (NSW)
Team Results:Mens Team: 686.631km, 7th

Womens Team: 616.295km, 9th
Individual Results:MEN:

David Kennedy, 227.852km - 39th
Rick Cooke, 226.833km - 43rd
John Pearson, 224.659km - 46th
Ewan Horsburgh, 181.575km - 147th

WOMEN:

Allison Lilley, 203.434km - 91st (8th female)
Susannah Harvey Jamieson, 77.243km - 238th (21st female)
Sharon Scholz, 57.160km - 242nd (22nd female)
2010wc
Details:The 2010 World 24 Hour Championships were held in Brive, France on 13-14 May 2010.

There were 229 finishers from 33 nations at this championships. The winning nations were Japan (6th consecutive time) in the mens with 778km from their top 3 finishers. France (rd consecutive time) won the womens competition with 685km.

The Australian womens team became the first Australian World Championships team to win a medal, placing 3rd behind France and Italy.

For full results, click HERE
Team:

Team Manager:
Robert Boyce (Vic)
MEN:

Jo Blake (NSW, captain)
Anth Courtney (NSW)
Michael Lovric (NSW)
John Pearson (Qld)
Ron Schwebel (NSW)
WOMEN:

Susannah Harvey-Jamieson (Qld)
Alison Lilley (NSW)
Meredith Quinlan (NSW)
Sharon Scholz (Vic)
Team Results:Mens Team: 675.705km, 10th

Womens Team: 654.863km, 3rd
Individual Results:MEN:

Jo Blake, 245.300km - 17th
Michael Lovric, 226.346km - 40th
Anth Courtney, 204.059km - 92nd
Ron Schwebel, 186.110km - 129th
John Pearson, 186.011 - 130th
WOMEN:

Susannah Harvey-Jamieson, 212.127km - 75th (13th female)
Alison Lilley, 191.612km - 116th (29th female)
Meredith Quinlan, 217.851km - 65th (9th female)
Sharon Scholz, 224.885km - 45th (6th female)
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Details:The 2009 World 24 Hour Championships were held in Bergamo, Italy on 2-3 May 2009.

There were 181 finishers from 28 nations at this championships. The winning nations were Japan in the mens (5th consecutive time) with 706km from their top 3 finishers. France won the womens competition with 684km.

For full results, click HERE
Team:

Team Manager:
Robert Boyce (Vic)
MEN:

John Pearson (Qld)
Michael Lovric (Qld)
Robert Boyce (Vic)
Mick Francis (WA)
WOMEN:

Deanna Nobbs (Vic)
Team Results:Mens Team: 594.976km

Womens Team: Not placed (single athlete only)
Individual Results:MEN:

John Pearson, 210.257km - 36th
Michael Lovric, 206.464km - 44th
Robert Boyce, 178.255km - 99th
Mick Francis, 113.394km - 156th

WOMEN:

Deanna Nobbs, 184.026km - 87th (30th female)

Details:The 2008 World 24 Hour Championships were held in Seoul, South Korea on 18 - 19 October 2008.

There were 161 finishers from 26 nations at this championships. The winning nations were Japan (4th consecutive) in the mens with 785km from their top 3 finishers. France won the womens competition with 708km.

For full results, click HERE
Team:

Team Manager:
Robert Boyce (Vic)
MEN:

Martin Fryer (ACT)
Mick Francis (WA)
Tim Cochrane (NSW)
John Pearson (QLD)
David Waugh (NSW)
Paul Every (NSW)
WOMEN:

Deanna Nobbs (Vic)
Team Results:Mens Team: 676.633km, 6th

Womens Team: Not placed (single athlete)
Individual Results:MEN:

Martin Fryer, 247.187km - 10th
Mick Francis, 232.572km - 21st
Tim Cochrane, 196.874km - 73rd
John Pearson, 192.201km - 82nd
David Waugh, 188.366km - 89th
Paul Every, 147.612km - 131st

WOMEN:

Deanna Nobbs, 196.512km - 75th (40th female)

Details:The 2007 World 24 Hour Championships were held in Drummondville, Canada on 28 - 29 July 2007.

There were 143 finishers from 25 nations at this championships. The winning nations were Japan (3rd consecutive) in the mens with 761km from their top 3 finishers. Russia (5th consecutive) won the womens competition with 671km.

For full results, click HERE
Team:

Team Manager:
Robert Boyce (Vic)
MEN:

Mick Francis (WA)
Martin Fryer (ACT)
Coran Lang (NSW)
Paul Every (NSW)
Robert Boyce (Vic)
WOMEN:

No entrants
Team Results:Mens Team: 686.631km, 7th

Womens Team: Not classified
Individual Results:MEN:

Mick Francis, 216.798km - 24th
Martin Fryer, 215.308km - 25th
Coran Lang, 190.450km - 62nd
Paul Every, 171.503km - 84th
Robert Boyce, 162.713km - 96th

WOMEN:

No entrants

Details:The 2006 World 24 Hour Championships were held in Taipei, Taiwan on 25 - 26 February 2006.

There were 108 finishers from 21 nations at this championships. The winning nations were Japan in the mens with 755km from their top 3 finishers. Russia (4th consecutive) won the womens competition with 671km.

For full results, click HERE
Team:

Team Manager:
Robert Boyce (Vic)
MEN:

Martin Fryer (ACT)
Mick Francis (WA)
Paul Every (NSW)
Simon Phillips
WOMEN:

No Entrants
Team Results:Mens Team: 628.467km, 8th.

Womens Team: No starters.
Individual Results:MEN:

Martin Fryer, 233.239km - 12th
Mick Francis, 210.213km - 37th
Paul Every, 185.015km - 71st
Simon Phillips, 177.533km - 77th

WOMEN:

No entrants
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Details:Australia has been involved with World Championship 24 hour events since inception of this format in 1990. After that inaugural event in Milton Keynes, UK, there was a long period before the second event was held in 2001.

There have been many outstanding results from the early years, most of which are summarised here as data allows.
2005
Worschach, Austria
Australia was not represented in these championships. In modern day terms, Australia's representation commenced at the 2006 World Championships in Taipei.
2004
Brno, Czech Republic
No Australian representation.
2003
Uden, the Netherlands
No Australian representation.
2001
Verona, Italy
No Australian representation.
1990
Milton Keynes, Great Britain
Bryan Smith, 2nd - 251.310km
Peter Gray, 15th - 220.279km
Michael March, 24th - 204.876km
Mick Francis*, 25th - 204.497km
David Standeven, 32nd - 183.510km
Cliff Young, 38th - 167.136km

Podium - Great Britain, Germany, France.

*Represented GB.
Kim Talbot, 11th (F), 151.462km

NOTE: Kim was just 21 years old at the time.

Female team winners - Great Britain.