Marathon Bahamas named a qualifying event for the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group Championships
Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas is pleased to announce the partnership with the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Championship as a qualifying event. The 2020 edition of the marathon is scheduled for January 19.
Participants in an AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Ranking qualifying race will earn points according to their age, time and gender, aligned 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+.
The qualifying period runs from October 13, 2019 to October 11, 2020 (AbbottWMM Series XIII). A one year cycle for participants to earn up to two qualifying times and a place at the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships in 2021. The venue of the 2021 world championships will be announced later this year.
The spread of the selected marathon events that are part of the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings creates a truly global series throughout the year, giving runners across the world the chance to be part of a new era of age group marathon running.
Tim Hadzima, Executive Director of Abbott World Marathon Majors said: “We are very excited about the response to the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings from marathons around the world. More than 125,000 runners aged 40+ participate in AbbottWMM races each year and this new system will allow even more runners to become a part of the AbbottWMM family. Our system gives runners a chance to run all over the world and all across the calendar on a truly global stage. We want to give them a chance to gain recognition like never before.
We are proud to be working with all our partners to take age group marathon running to the next level and showcase the achievements of these everyday champions.”
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 American Chicago Marathon and TCS New York City Marathon. For more information, visit www.Abbottwmm.com
Marathon Bahamas’ lead sponsor is Sunshine Insurance (Agents & Brokers). For more information on Marathon Bahamas, visit www.marathonbahamas.com