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AbbottWMM to help thousands reach their Six Star goal

October 24, 2022

Biggest draw in marathon history for runners to complete Six Star Journey

MEDIA ALERT

OCTOBER 24, 2022 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Abbott World Marathon Majors is launching the largest ever initiative in its history to help runners complete their Six Star Journey.

In 2023, up to 2,000 places across all six Abbott World Marathon Majors will be made available for members of AbbottWMM.com to advance their mission to join the Six Star Finisher Hall of Fame. There are currently 8,067 Six Star Finishers on record.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of runners from around the world enter the lotteries or qualification process for the Majors. As the interest and competition for a starting place continues to grow, so does the number of runners collecting their AbbottWMM stars and striving for their finishers’ medal.

Selection processes for the three 2023 spring Majors will begin following the conclusion of the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon.

Dawna Stone, AbbottWMM CEO said: “The Abbott World Marathon Majors are events that inspire and touch people all over the world. It is a challenge that takes runners many years to complete and is considered by most in our global community as the pinnacle of their marathon journey. These bib allotments will help provide pathways for many runners to complete their Six Star journeys.”

For the 2023 Tokyo Marathon, 100 additional places for runners who have five stars in their AbbottWMM.com profile will be available.

For the 2023 Boston Marathon, 150 places for runners with five stars in their AbbottWMM.com profile will be available.

For the 2023 TCS London Marathon and the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, 500 places will be available from both for runners with three, four or five stars in their profile.

For the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, 250 places will be available for runners with three, four or five stars in their profile.

Then for the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon, another 500 places for AbbottWMM.com members on three, four or five stars will be up for grabs.

Runners who are on their journey are reminded to update their profiles and claim their stars to be eligible for marathons biggest draw!

Eligible runners with AbbottWMM profiles will receive an email inviting them to be a part of the selection process for the relevant Major.

SUMMARY OF PLACES AVAILABLE FOR 2023 ABBOTTWMM RACE DRAWS:

MAJOR

NO. OF PLACES FOR 2023 ELIGIBLE RUNNERS*
Tokyo Marathon 100

5 stars

Boston Marathon 150

5 stars

TCS London Marathon

500 3/4/5 stars
BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 500

3/4/5 stars

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

250 3/4/5 stars
TCS New York City Marathon 500

3/4/5 stars

* = Runners must have up-to-date profile on www.Abbottwmm.com

TIMELINE FOR SPRING ABBOTTWMM RACE DRAWS:

MAJOR NOTIFICATION TO RUNNERS DEADLINE FOR ENTRY RUNNERS SELECTED RACE DATE
Tokyo Marathon November 9 November 16 November 17 March 5
Boston Marathon November 21 November 29 November 30 April 17
TCS London Marathon December 5 December 12 December 14 April 23

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For media inquiries, please contact:

Lorna Campbell

Head of Communications, Abbott World Marathon Majors

Lorna.Campbell@wmmajors.com

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, TCS 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 AbbottWMM Six Star System is an online results hub that celebrates every runner who has completed from one to six of the races in the series and encourages them to ‘Reach for the Stars’ and earn the coveted Six Star finisher medal.

The AbbottWMM launched the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings in 2018 and the second AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships took place on October 2, 2022, as part of the TCS London Marathon. The 2023 race will be hosted at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon with an estimated 3,000 participants expected to compete.

The AbbottWMM Global Run Club launched in August 2020 and aims to bring together the global community of marathon runners on a virtual platform.

For more information, visit www.Abbottwmm.com

ABOUT ABBOTT

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