The AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings comprise a one-year qualifying period during which athletes in nine separate age groups can compete in over 50 marathons across the world to earn ranking points.

At the end of the qualifying period, the top ranked runners in each age group will be invited to the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships, to be held within the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon.

The rankings cover age groups from 40 to 80+ for men and women as follows 

  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75-79
  • 80+

The first qualifying period for the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings will begin on Sept. 16, 2018, coinciding with the 2018 BMW BERLIN MARATHON and the start of AbbottWMM Series XII, and will end on Sept. 29, 2019. The best two results in marathons over this period will count for each runner’s ranking. 

How to Score Points 

The maximum points that can be scored in any race by an age group winner is 4,000. The age group winners in any AbbottWMM race – the Tokyo, Boston, Virgin Money London, BMW BERLIN, Bank of America Chicago and TCS New York City Marathons – will automatically get 4,000 points. The minimum amount of points that can be scored is 1,000.

Any age group athlete who is within 29 seconds of the age group winning time in an AbbottWMM race 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, and so on. 

Runners can earn points for their performances in marathons beyond the six AbbottWMM races, provided the event is an official AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Ranking qualifying race. 

In those events, scoring will be based on a platinum time calculated for each age group and gender, using standard multiples of the ‘mean’ of the current marathon world record times for each age group and gender. Winners of any age group marathons that are not Abbott World Marathon Races must run faster than the platinum time for their age and gender to score 4000 points. The same points degradation according to time behind the winner applies. The full list of the platinum times is included below. 

Runners’ qualifying times must be recorded at a certified accurate marathon which has been nominated as an AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Ranking qualifying race. The current list is included at the conclusion of this document. 

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.

Platinum times for each age group are as follows:

Men Women
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

The Qualifying Races


Race Location Race Date Comments
Race Location Series XII Race Date
BMW BERLIN-MARATHON Berlin, Germany Sept 16, 2018
Absolute Moscow Marathon Moscow, Russia Sept 23, 2018
Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Cape Town, South Africa Sept 23, 2018
Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon Montreal, Canada Sept 23, 2018
Bank of America Chicago Marathon Chicago, Illinois, USA Oct 7, 2018
Kosice Peace Marathon Kosice, Slovakia Oct 7, 2018
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Toronto, Canada Oct 21, 2018
TCS Amsterdam Marathon Amsterdam, Netherlands Oct 21, 2018
Dongfeng Nissan Chengdu International Marathon Chengdu, China Oct 27, 2018
SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon Dublin, Ireland Oct 28, 2018
ASB Auckland Marathon Auckland, New Zealand Oct 28, 2018
TCS New York City Marathon New York City, New York, USA Nov 4, 2018
Rock 'n' Roll Savannah Marathon Savannah, Georgia, USA Nov 4, 2018
Toyota Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Nov 11, 2018
California International Marathon Sacramento, California, USA Dec 2, 2018
Humana Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon San Antonio, Texas, USA Dec 2, 2018
Monterrey Powerade Marathon Monterrey, Mexico Dec 9, 2018
Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon Singapore Dec 9, 2018
Chevron Houston Marathon Houston, Texas, USA Jan 20, 2019
TATA Mumbai Marathon Mumbai, India Jan 20, 2019
Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon Phoenix, Arizona, USA Jan 20, 2019
Humana Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Marathon New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Feb 10, 2019
Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon Tel Aviv, Israel Feb 22, 2019
Tokyo Marathon Tokyo, Japan Mar 3, 2019
United Airlines Rock 'n' Roll Washington DC Marathon Washington DC, USA Mar 9, 2019
Chengdu Panda Marathon Chengdu, China Mar 17, 2019
Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Los Angeles, California, USA Mar 24, 2019
Sao Paulo Marathon Sao Paulo, Brazil Apr 7, 2019
Generali Milano Marathon Milan, Italy Apr 7, 2019
Santiago Chile Marathon Santiago, Chile Apr 7, 2019
Boston Marathon Boston, Mass. USA Apr 15, 2019
St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon Nashville, Tennessee, USA Apr 27, 2019
EDP Rock 'n' Roll Madrid Marathon Madrid, Spain Apr 27, 2019
Virgin Money London Marathon London, England Apr 28, 2019
Helsinki City Marathon Helsinki, Finland May 18, 2019
Runaway Noosa Marathon Queensland, Australia May 25, 2019
Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon Ottawa, Canada May 26, 2019
Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Calgary, Canada May 26, 2019
Rock 'n' Roll Liverpool Marathon Liverpool, United Kingdom May 26, 2019
McDonald's Brisbane Marathon Brisbane, Australia Jun 2, 2019
Asics Stockholm Marathon Stockholm, Sweden Jun 1, 2019
Synchrony Financial Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon San Diego, California, USA Jun 2, 2019
Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon Seattle, Washington, USA Jun 9, 2019
Grandma's Marathon Duluth, Minnesota, USA Jun 22, 2019
7 Sunshine Coast Marathon Queensland, Australia Aug 4, 2019
Telcel Mexico City Marathon Mexico City, Mexico Aug 25, 2019
Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Cape Town, South Africa Sept 15, 2019
Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon Montreal, Canada Sept 22, 2019
Absolute Moscow Marathon Moscow, Russia Sept 22, 2019
BMW BERLIN-MARATHON Berlin, Germany Sept 29, 2019


Place allocation per age group

Age Group Female Male 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