Age Group World
Championships 2022

World Championships will return to London

We are delighted to announce that the second AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships will take place within the TCS London Marathon on October 2, 2022.


Qualifying for the 2022 World Championships began on January 1, 2021 and runs until December 31, 2021. There are three pathways for runners to earn their place in London next year:

1. In-person events
The global growth of the series continues with more than 160 races remaining in this qualifying series, covering 80 countries and spanning six continents. Runners aged 40+ can earn ranking points in a maximum of two qualifying events. Search the full list of qualifying events here and view the current rankings here.

2. Virtual qualifying events
Some marathons that are part of the third edition of the qualifying series have had to pivot to a virtual event for 2021. Races that provide Abbott World Marathon Majors with full results will give their top age group performers the chance to earn world ranking points in a newly created virtual rankings platform that sits alongside the other avenues to the World Championships. A proportion of the Championship places will be allocated to this pathway to entry. More details on this will be made available in due course.

3. The AbbottWMM Global Marathon
The Abbott World Marathon Majors Global Marathon on May 1 and 2, 2021 offered 100 places for the 2022 World Championships. The second Global Marathon on November 13 and 14, 2021 will also offer 100 places for the 2022 World Championships. Sign up now.


For more information on the 2022 World Championship visit here, or if you have any questions regarding the World Championships, please contact