The Abbott World Marathon Majors
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Founded in 2007, Tokyo became the most recent Major in 2013. Every year an average of 36,000 runners, 1.6 million spectators and 10,000 volunteers unite on the streets of Tokyo for one inspiring day.
First held in 1897, Boston is home to the world’s oldest continuously contested marathon race. Its 30,000 entrants pass through eight historic cities and towns in Massachusetts. It was the first Major Marathon to include female and wheelchair athletes.
The Virgin Money London Marathon has grown to more than 35,000 runners since its inception in 1981. Having raised a total of over £660 million, it is the world’s largest annual one-day fund raising event.
First initiated in 1974 while Germany was still divided into East and West, the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON draws about 40,000 runners every year. In 2014, it was the site of Dennis Kimetto’s 2:02:57 men’s world record setting performance
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon runs through 29 unique Chicago neighborhoods and welcomes 45,000 runners from all 50 U.S. states and more than 100 foreign countries. It has been the site of four marathon world records.
The TCS New York Marathon is the largest marathon in the world with 50,000 runners. Participants from all over the world tour the five boroughs of New York City to the cheers of over one million spectators before crossing the finish line in Manhattan’s world famous Central Park.
For more information about the Abbott World Marathon Majors, visit the official website at WorldMarathonMajors.com.
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