AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group

GFNY Marathon Florida 2023 is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors ranking for the 2024 World Championship.


Get a place at the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships in 2024!

If you achieve the Automatic Qualifying Time for your age group, you will receive an immediate invitation for the 2024 AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships.

If you do not achieve the Automatic Qualifying Time, you still have the opportunity to receive an invitation to enter the World Championship depending on the full field size and the number of athletes achieving the qualifying time.

In order to receive an invitation, runners must be registered at

2023 Qualifying times

     Age Group     Male          Female    
     40-44 02:35      03:05
     45-49 02:42      03:11
     50-54 02:48      03:21
     55-59 02:57      03:30
     60-64 03:10      03:48
     65-69 03:26      04:06
     70-74 03:40      04:35
     75-79 04:06      05:05
     80+ 04:40      05:25

For more information on the scoring system and world rankings, visit

When running the GFNY Marathon Florida, your finish time is automatically reported to AbbottWMM.


How can I qualify for the 2024 championships?
There are three ways to qualify for the championships. Full details here.
1.  Achieve the Automatic Qualifying Time for your age group (see above).
2. Other highly ranked athletes without an Automatic Qualifying Time may also receive an invitation (depending on the full field size and the number of athletes achieving the qualifying time).
3. The bi-annual AbbottWMM Global Marathon, held within the Global Run Club, has 200 places available for the fastest verified finishers. Visit the Global Run Club for full details.

Where and when are the 2024 Age Group World Championships?
The date, field size and location can be checked at 

What time do I have to run to qualify?
Your Automatic Qualifying Time is based on your age on race day of the qualifying event which you are taking part in. See above for the full list of Automatic Qualifying Times.

What happens if I change age group during the qualifying season?
You will only change age group if you have a time in one age group and then complete a race in your new age group. In this case, you will automatically move into the new age group and the time achieved in your new age group will be the time used for your ranking position. Note: we can restore your original age group’s result on request to

What if I change age group after I have earned qualification?
Your age on World Championship race day will determine the age group you compete in.

What are the Automatic Qualifying Times?
Please see the table further up this page.

How can I get an invite if I don’t run the Automatic Qualifying Time?
Athletes in the rankings who have not achieved automatic time qualification may receive an invitation based on the number of athletes who meet the Automatic Qualifying Times and do not take up their place. The number of athletes who receive invitations through this pathway will be determined during the rankings season.

Why are there no ranking points anymore?
We have changed the system to be based on time in order to reward the fastest athletes with automatic championship qualification.

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, Virgin Money 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 first AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championship race took place on 03 October, 2021 (postponed due to COVID-19) as part of the Virgin Money London Marathon. 
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