Information for those who wish to participate as runners

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 presented by Bank of America, TCS 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 the marathon runners.

About the AbbottWMM Elite 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 are 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, TCS London Marathon, BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, Bank of America Chicago Marathon, TCS New York City Marathon, Olympic/Paralympic Marathon, World Athletics Championships Marathon/ World Para Athletics Championships.


The AbbottWMM Global Run Club aims to bring together the global community of marathon runners on a virtual platform where they can CONNECT, COMPETE and CELEBRATE.

The Club is a virtual community for marathon runners with free-to-join challenges for every level of runner, anywhere in the world. The Club is also home to a collection of running-related news and features, along with our exclusive Global Run Club medals!

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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 officially 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.

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The AbbottWMM Marathon Tours & Travel Age Group World Rankings comprise over 370 qualifying races in which
athletes in nine separate age groups can compete in marathons across the world to earn a global ranking.

And the top age group runners will have a chance to gain an entry to the AbbottWMM Marathon Tours & Travel Age Group World Championships!

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To learn more, visit the AbbottWMM official website.

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