General Information

Information about the Tokyo Marathon 2018 for anyone involved.

Abbott World Marathon Majors

About the Abbott World Marathon Majors

The Abbott World Marathon Majors is a series of six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Tokyo Marathon, Boston Marathon, Virgin Money London Marathon, BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, Bank of America Chicago Marathon and TCS New York City Marathon.

The organizers of these events are united in their effort to advance the sport, and via its series Championship, raise awareness of professional athletes and increase the level of interest in elite racing among running enthusiasts.

  • TOKYO
  • BOSTON
  • LONDON
  • BERLIN
  • CHICAGO
  • NYC

About the AbbottWMM Series

Series Cycle and Point System

The Tokyo Marathon is one of the Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM), consisting of world’s most renowned six marathons, and the elite athletes competing in the Tokyo Marathon is also competing to score the AbbottWMM series points.

The AbbottWMM series is the championship series to determine the world's best male and female marathoners. Its qualifying races are: Tokyo Marathon, Boston Marathon, Virgin Money London Marathon, BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, Bank of America Chicago Marathon, TCS New York City Marathon, Olympic/Paralympic Marathon, IAAF World Championships Marathon/ World Para Athletics World Championships Marathon.

AbbottWMM series (current Series Ⅺ and the next Series Ⅻ) includes the following races:

Points are allocated following each race as follows and the champions of each AbbottWMM Series will be the male and female athlete who scores the greatest number of points from Qualifying Races during the one-year scoring period.

1st place
2nd place
3rd place
4th place
5th place
25 points
16 points
9 points
4 points
1 point
1st place
25 points
2nd place
16 points
3rd place
9 points
4th place
4 points
5th place
1 point

Scoring details:
During each scoring period, points from a maximum of two Qualifying Races will be scored. An athlete must start in two Qualifying Races over the Series cycle to be eligible for the championship. If an athlete earns points in more than two events, the athlete’s highest two finishes will be scored.

The Wheelchair Series will follow the same rules, with the only difference being the number of races that count for the title. In Series without World Championships or Paralympic Games it will be the best four of seven races to score. In years with either of those events, it will be the best five of eight races to score.

The top three women and men in the open and wheelchair divisions will be awarded prize money as follows:

Place AbbottWMM
Series XI Men
AbbottWMM
Series XI Women
AbbottWMM
Wheelchair Series XI Men
AbbottWMM
Wheelchair Series XI Women
1st $250,000 $250,000 $50,000 $50,000
2nd $50,000 $50,000 $25,000 $25,000
3rd $25,000 $25,000 $10,000 $10,000
Total $325,000 $325,000 $85,000 $85,000
Place
AbbottWMM
Series XI Men
1st: $250,000 2nd: $50,000 3rd: $25,000 Total: $325,000
AbbottWMM
Series XI Women
1st: $250,000 2nd: $50,000 3rd: $25,000 Total: $325,000
AbbottWMM
Wheelchair Series XI Men
1st: $50,000 2nd: $25,000 3rd: $10,000 Total: $85,000
AbbottWMM
Wheelchair Series XI Women
1st: $50,000 2nd: $25,000 3rd: $10,000 Total: $85,000

More details on the AbbottWMM series can be found below:
https://www.worldmarathonmajors.com/

<Series Ⅺ Leaderboard>

MEN / WOMEN

<Wheelchair Series Ⅺ Leaderboard>

MEN / WOMEN

About the Six Star Finisher

To have completed each of the Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM) races is not only a special accomplishment for elite runners, but for runners of all abilities from around the world. We are proud to honor the runners who have accomplished this impressive feat. If you have completed the Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, New York City and the Tokyo Marathons, you, can obtain a personalized AbbottWMM Six Star Finisher Certificate with a listing of their finish times from each race, signed by the race directors.
In addition to honoring of being a Six Star Finisher with the Six Star Finisher Certificate, a Six Star Finisher Medal will also be awarded.

You can apply for the Six Star Finisher Certificate and Medal through the AbbottWMM office.
Please apply here.

Six Star Finisher Certificate
Six Star Finisher Certificate
Six Star Finisher Medal
Six Star Finisher Medal

If you have already received a Six Star Finisher Certificate before the Tokyo Marathon 2016 and would like to receive a Finisher Medal, you will need to apply separately.

Please send an email with your name and address to the AbbottWMM office (stars@wmmajors.com). (*If your name has changed since receiving your Six Star Finisher Certificate, please contact the AbbottWMM office.)

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  • BMW Japan Corp.
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  • SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • McDonald's Company (Japan), Ltd.
  • Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
  • Seven-Eleven Japan Co.,Ltd.
  • ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
  • American Express International, Inc.
  • ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS CO., LTD
  • KAGOME Co., Ltd.
  • Photocreate Co.,Ltd
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  • SECOM CO.,LTD.
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  • Shiseido Japan Co.,Ltd
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
  • KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • EMTG Co., Ltd.
  • Premier Partner
  • Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
  • Major Partners
  • STARTS CORPORATION INC.
  • Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd.
  • ASICS Japan Corp.
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Main Partners
  • BMW Japan Corp.
  • KINTETSU INTERNATIONAL
  • The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited
  • SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • McDonald's Company (Japan), Ltd.
  • Active Partners
  • Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
  • Seven-Eleven Japan Co.,Ltd.
  • ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
  • American Express International, Inc.
  • ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS CO., LTD
  • KAGOME Co., Ltd.
  • Photocreate Co.,Ltd
  • ZENROSAI(National Federation of Workers and Consumers Insurance Cooperatives)
  • KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
  • SECOM CO.,LTD.
  • Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co.,Inc.
  • Daiwa Securities Group
  • Shiseido Japan Co.,Ltd
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
  • Supporting Partners
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
  • KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • EMTG Co., Ltd.