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World Major Marathon

We are happy to announce that the N Kolay İstanbul Marathon will be a part of the qualifying races for the 3rd Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Groups ranking series.

The AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group Qualifying Races are a truly global challenge throughout the year, giving runners around the world the chance to be a part of a new age group race.

Those who ran in the Istanbul Marathon on November 6, 2022, will be able to participate in the AbbottWMM Wanda World Championship, which will be held in 2023, if they collect enough points for the finals.

The World Championship will take place in 2023 in one of the Major Marathons and the host city will be announced in mid-2022.

Participants in an AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Ranking qualifying race will earn points according to their age, time and gender, with the following age groups for men and women: 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Abbott World Marathon Majors is an association of the world’s largest and most well-known marathons: TCS New York City Marathon, Tokyo Marathon, B. A. A. Boston Marathon, Virgin Money London Marathon, BMW BERLIN Marathon and Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

AbbottWMM launched the age group world ranking in 2018, and the first AbbottWMM Wanda age group world championship race was held at the Virgin Money London Marathon in October 2021. The second qualifying series will be held in 2022, and the third qualifying series will be held in 2023.

The N Kolay Istanbul Marathon will take place on November 6, 2022, and the athletes who rank here will be eligible to participate in the AbbottWMM Wanda age group qualifying races in 2023.

For more information visit “How It Works” on the Abbott World Majors website.

World Major Marathon

Runners aged 40 and over must be in the following rankings in the World Age Groups Ranking, which will be based on the points they have achieved in at most two qualifying marathons between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022:

Those who run only one race are included in the ranking with the points they got in that race. Those who run more than two races are judged by the two races with the most points.

The highest score that can be obtained in a race is 4000. Athletes who run faster than the “platinum degree” indicated in the table below in the N Kolay Istanbul Marathon and get the first place in their age group get 4000 points.

Runners who finish up to 29 seconds behind the winner receive 10 points less, or 3990 points. Runners who finish 30-59 seconds behind the winner get 20 points, those who finish 1 minute and 29 seconds behind get 30 points. Scoring continues with 10 points deducted for every 30 seconds.

If the first place’s rating is lower than the “platinum rating”, the point deduction explained above is made according to the “platinum rating” for the first place first. The trailing runners are awarded points by deducting 10 points for every 30 seconds based on the winner’s score.

(The runner who takes the first place in any of the World Marathon Majors races – Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, New York marathons – is awarded 4000 points, regardless of rank.)