General Information

Information about the Tokyo Marathon 2021 for anyone involved.

About Abbott World Marathon Majors

About the Abbott World Marathon Majors

The Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM) 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.

These industry leading organizations are now united in their effort to advance the sport, raise awareness of marathon’s elite athletes, and create a global community of marathon runners.

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.

Click here for details of Abbott World Marathon Majors Series XIII

Series Scoring and Prize Purse

Athletes earn points by placing among the top five in 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.

Bonus Points for Wheelchair Athletes:
Starting with Series XII, AbbottWMM adds bonus points for wheelchair athletes in the form of a spring competition to be staged at different locations on the course of each AbbottWMM race. Each race decides on the location of a mark or a point-to-point distance that will offer eight bonus points to the first athlete past that mark. The maximum amount of times an athlete can win the additional points over a series will be three times.

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

Place Men Women Wheelchair Men Wheelchair Women Total
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 $820,000
Place
Men 1st: $250,000 2nd: $50,000 3rd: $25,000 Total: $325,000
Women 1st: $250,000 2nd: $50,000 3rd: $25,000 Total: $325,000
Wheelchair Men 1st: $50,000 2nd: $25,000 3rd: $10,000 Total: $85,000
Wheelchair Women 1st: $50,000 2nd: $25,000 3rd: $10,000 Total: $85,000
Total:$820,000

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

  • Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
  • STARTS CORPORATION INC.
  • Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd.
  • ASICS Japan Corp.
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • KINTETSU INTERNATIONAL
  • The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited
  • SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • McDonald's Company (Japan), Ltd.
  • Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
  • Photocreate Co.,Ltd
  • Kokumin Kyosai coop(National Federation of Workers and Consumers Kyosai Cooperatives)
  • Daiwa Securities Group
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
  • KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • Fanplus, Inc.
  • FOD
  • Premier Partner
  • Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
  • Major Partners
  • STARTS CORPORATION INC.
  • Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd.
  • ASICS Japan Corp.
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Main Partners
  • 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.
  • Photocreate Co.,Ltd
  • Kokumin Kyosai coop(National Federation of Workers and Consumers Kyosai Cooperatives)
  • Daiwa Securities Group
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
  • Supporting Partners
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
  • KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • Fanplus, Inc.
  • FOD