AGE GROUP WORLD RANKINGS

World championships

The inaugural AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championship race was held within the 2021 London Marathon on Sunday October 3.

Full results can be found
here.

The 2022 AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships will take place within the 2022 TCS London Marathon on Sunday October 2.

Runners will have three avenues of entry to the 2022 AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships:


1) In-person events

The global growth of the series continues with more than 250 races in the line-up for this qualifying series, covering 80 countries and spanning six continents. You can earn ranking points on a maximum of two qualifying events. This edition of the rankings ends on December 31, 2021. Search the full list of qualifying events here. The allocation of invites per age group for this pathway is as follows:

Age Group
Men
Women
Total
40-44
100
100
200
45-49
85
85
170
50-54
65
65
130
55-59
40
40
80
60-64
20
20
40
65-69
10
10
20
70-74
10
10
20
75-79
10
10
20
80+
10
10
20

2) Virtual qualifying events

Some marathons that are part of the third edition of the qualifying series are having to pivot to a virtual event for 2021. Races that provide Abbott World Marathon Majors with full results will give their top age group performers the chance to earn world ranking points in a newly created virtual rankings platform that sits alongside the other avenues to the World Championships. A proportion of the championship places on offer will be allocated to this channel.
 The allocation of invites per age group for this pathway is as follows:

Age Group
Men
Women
Total
40-44
5
5
10
45-49
5
5
10
50-54
5
5
10
55-59
2
2
4
60-64
2
2
4
65-69
2
2
4
70-74
2
2
4
75-79
1
1
2
80+
1
1
2

3) The AbbottWMM Global Marathon

The Abbott World Marathon Majors Global Marathon on 1 and 2 May 2021 offered up 100 places in the 2022 World Championships. The second Global Marathon on 13 and 14 November 2021 will again offer 100 places for the 2022 World Championships. The allocation of invites per age group for this pathway is as follows:

Age Group
Men
Women
Total
40-44
10
10
20
45-49
10
10
20
50-54
10
10
20
55-59
5
5
10
60-64
5
5
10
65-69
5
5
10
70-74
2
2
4
75-79
2
2
4
80+
2
2
4

2021 world CHAMPIONS

Age Group
Men
Women
40-44
Karl Welborn GBR
Sarah Webster GBR
45-49
Stuart Haynes GBR
Annabel Granger GBR
50-54
Jonathan Walton GBR
Susan McDonald GBR
55-59
Yuri Strofilov RUS
Maria Morales MEX
60-64
Tommy Hughes IRL
Ange Norris GBR
65-69
Jacob Nur USA
Leslie Cohen USA
70-74
Michael Sheridan GBR
Yuko Gordon GBR
75-79
David Winch GBR
Sue Nicholls GBR
80+
Gerald Miller CAN
Virginia Pawlyn GBR

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