According to the final quota allocation released on January 20, 2014, Timor-Leste had one athlete in qualification position. Goutt Goncalves is the son of a French father and his mother is from East Timor, allowing him to compete for the country. On December 29 in a race in Serbia Goutt Goncalves managed to lower his point total to below 140 and officially qualify for the games. By qualifying for the event, he also became the first athlete from his country (at any Olympiad) who has not received a wildcard to compete, but has qualified by meeting the qualification standard. Goutt Goncalves spent $75,000 to allow him to qualify and compete at the Games.