Okayama Marathon 2020 Joins
The 3rd Edition of the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings
Okayama Marathon 2020 will join the 3rd edition of the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Rankings. In this ranking series, runners over the age of 40 from all over the world will compete by country and age for points earned in qualifying marathons around the world.
The AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings began in 2018 and are currently in their second season with more than 175 marathons around the world as qualifying events.
Runners earn points according to age, time, and gender in the qualifying competitions that take place during the one-year qualifying period.
They will then be ranked by their total points from a maximum of two qualifying events and the top runners in each age group will receive an invite to compete at the 2021 World Championships.
How to earn points
Rankings are divided into the following categories, and the runners of Okayama Marathon will earn points according to the Net Time based on the “Platinum Time” set by gender and age.
|40-44 2:26||40-44 2:46|
|45-49 2:34||45-49 2:48|
|50-54 2:41||50-54 3:04|
|55-59 2:50||55-59 3:18|
|60-64 3:00||60-64 3:33|
|65-69 3:09||65-69 3:48|
|70-74 3:21||70-74 4:09|
|75-79 3:51||75-79 4:51|
|80+ 4:17||80+ 5:33|
If the time of the first runner of a given age group is faster than the corresponding “Platinum Time”, the runner will get 4000 points. Any age group athlete within 29 seconds of the age group winning time in the Okayama Marathon receives 10 points less, earning 3990 points. Runners within 30-59 seconds of the winning time receive 20 points less, and those earning times within 1 minute and 29 seconds less than the age group winning time receive 30 points less, etc..
(Example) For women 40-44
|1st place||Woman A||2:45:00||4000|
|2nd place||Woman B||2:45:20||3990|
If the age group winning time is below the platinum time, then the points awarded to the winner, and every subsequent age group runner are reduced by the time the age group winner has missed platinum time for the age and gender of the athlete.
(Example) For women 40-44
|1st place||Woman A||2:46:20||3990|
|2nd place||Woman B||2:46:40||3980|
The minimum amount of points that can be scored is 1,000. Runners who complete the race within 2 hours 30 minutes from the time of the first runner of each age or platinum time can earn points. Information on the runners who earned points (points, country, name, gender, net time, etc.) will be posted and ranked on the AbbottWMM website on the following page. https://www.worldmarathonmajors.com/agwr/rankings/
Positioning of Okayama marathon
The 3rd edition of the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings begins the day after the 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon (12th October) and runs through to the end of 2021. Okayama will hold two special seasons that are eligible for the third edition:
- Okayama Marathon 2020 (2020/11/8)
- Okayama Marathon 2021 (scheduled for 2021/11 / 2nd Sunday)
These races will make it easier for runners in and around Okayama to earn points.
- 1st edition: 2018/9/16-2019/9/29
- 2nd edition: 2019/9/30-2020/10/11
Tim Hadzima, Executive Director of Abbott World Marathon Majors, is quoted as saying:
“ The interest and excitement around the series continues to build, and as the second edition is in full swing, we are busy working to expand into new locations for the third year. ”
“ With the increase in world ranking races, we hope to give even more runners the chance to find a qualifying event within reach, and realize their dream of trying to make it to the world championships. ”
“ Thank you to all our partners and race organizers who help us develop the opportunities for age group runners across the globe. ”
The Okayama Marathon ranks runners by age. This year’s AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings will expand the range of rankings by age from one race to the whole world.
No matter how old you are, you can live a fulfilling life through sports—–We expect runners to challenge themselves harder than ever at the Okayama Marathon.
ABOUT 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, B.A.A. Boston Marathon, Virgin Money London Marathon, BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, Bank of America Chicago Marathon and TCS New York City Marathon.
Encompassing an annual series for elite runners and elite wheelchair athletes, AbbottWMM also applauds the achievements and passion of everyday champions from around the world.
The first AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championship race will take place at the Virgin Money London Marathon, 2020.
For more information, visit https://www.worldmarathonmajors.com/