General Information

Information about the Tokyo Marathon 2019 for anyone involved.

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.

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.

Click here for details of Abbott World Marathon Majors Series XII

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:
New for Series XII, AbbottWMM will be adding 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 will decide 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

Charity Program

In Series XII, to leave a lasting footprint on behalf of the thousands of runners who cross the finish line, Abbott World Marathon Majors will donate $1 for every runner who completes their 26.2mile journey, with the total amount raised being split between the two chosen charities.

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.
  • BMW Japan Corp.
  • KINTETSU INTERNATIONAL
  • The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited
  • SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION
  • SECOM CO.,LTD.
  • 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
  • Photocreate Co.,Ltd
  • ZENROSAI(National Federation of Workers and Consumers Insurance Cooperatives)
  • KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
  • Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co.,Inc.
  • Daiwa Securities Group
  • Shiseido Japan Co.,Ltd
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
  • HJ Holdings, Inc.
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
  • KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • EMTG Co., Ltd.
  • Dole Japan, Inc.
  • 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
  • SECOM CO.,LTD.
  • 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
  • Photocreate Co.,Ltd
  • ZENROSAI(National Federation of Workers and Consumers Insurance Cooperatives)
  • KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
  • Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co.,Inc.
  • Daiwa Securities Group
  • Shiseido Japan Co.,Ltd
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
  • HJ Holdings, Inc.
  • Supporting Partners
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
  • KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • EMTG Co., Ltd.
  • Dole Japan, Inc.