How it works
The Abbott World Marathon Majors elite series comprises six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world which, together with those run at the sport’s global championships, form an annual series to determine the world's best male and female marathon runners and wheelchair competitors.
Athletes score points for their finishing place in each race with the top three male and female marathon runners and wheelchair athletes at the end of each cycle receiving prize money.
The AbbottWMM Series started in 2006 and changed to a one-year format in 2015.
Series X started at the 2016 Boston Marathon on April 18 when a points system for wheelchair athletes was added with its own US$100,000 prize purse for the first-place winners.