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AbbottWMM - 2017 London Marathon Recap

2017/4/25

Series XI Begins in Record Setting Style

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AbbottWMM Series XI began with record-setting runs performances today at the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Mary Keitany (KEN), AbbottWMM Series IX champion, produced one of the greatest ever women's marathon performances to break Paula Radcliffe's women's only world record, crossing the line at 2:17:01 and earning a third London title.

In the wheelchair race, Manuela Schãr (SUI) broke the wheelchair course record to clinch her first ever London title, and David Weir (GBR) became the most successful athlete in the event's 37-year history with his seventh win.

In the men's race, Kenya's Daniel Wanjiru won in 2:05:49, holding off Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele.

All four athletes now are on top of the AbbottWMM Series XI leaderboards. Today's London race begins the one-year cycle of competition for the world's best athletes aiming for an AbbottWMM title. In addition to today's London race, Series XI includes the IAAF/IPC World Championships and the BMW Berlin, Bank of America Chicago, TCS New York City, Tokyo and Boston Marathons. Series XI will conclude at the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon.

As part of the new AbbottWMM charity program, a total of $40,000 will be donated to charities in honor of today's four 2017 London Marathon champions. More information on selected charities will be released soon.
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*Click here to see the AbbottWMM Series XI Leaderboards.

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  • 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
  • Kokumin Kyosai coop(National Federation of Workers and Consumers Kyosai Cooperatives)
  • KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
  • Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co.,Inc.
  • Daiwa Securities Group
  • Shiseido Japan Co.,Ltd
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
  • Westin Hotels & Resorts
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kokumin Kyosai coop(National Federation of Workers and Consumers Kyosai Cooperatives)
  • KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
  • Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co.,Inc.
  • Daiwa Securities Group
  • Shiseido Japan Co.,Ltd
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
  • Westin Hotels & Resorts
  • Supporting Partners
  • NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
  • KOYOU RENTIA Co.,Ltd.
  • Shimizu Octo,Inc.
  • EMTG Co., Ltd.