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Put a spring in your step with the AbbottWMM Global Marathon

January 24, 2023

World Championship places on offer for age group runners

January 24, 2023 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Abbott World Marathon Majors Global Run Club launched their bi-annual virtual Global Marathon today which will be open to runners all around the world from March 5 – April 23.

Following the success of the Fall 2022 edition, the race window covers the spring Majors – Tokyo Marathon, Boston Marathon, TCS London Marathon – to allow runners to ‘double-dip’ on their efforts. If you complete your virtual while running a Major or another qualifying event, you will earn world ranking points and be in contention for one of the 200 invites on offer for runners age 40+ for the 2024 AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships.

To successfully complete the Global Marathon, club members must connect a compatible device before running their 26.2miles so their performance synchronizes to the platform and appears on the leader board.

The Global Run Club is once again offering runners the chance to purchase a finisher medal online and collect at the AbbottWMM Expo booth in Tokyo, Boston or London. To take advantage of this cost-saving option, runners must order two weeks ahead of their chosen race week. Shipping is available for those who are running their virtual at home or at another in-person spring race.

The 2023 AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships will take place on October 8 as part of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. The location for the 2024 World Championships will be announced in due course.

Registration for the Global Marathon Spring 2023 is open NOW.

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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’.

The AbbottWMM launched the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings in 2018 and the third AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championship race will take place on October 08, 2023 as part of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

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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