Fjordkraft Bergen City Marathon has been chosen as one of the qualifying marathons for the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Championships in 2022.


  • Qualifying period runs from 01 Jan. 2021 – 31 Dec. 2021
  • One year period for participants to earn up to two qualifying times and a place at the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships in 2022.
  • The World Championships will take place in the spring/summer of 2022 with the venue and details to be announced by mid 2021.
  • 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 spread of the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group Qualifying Events 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.
  • A full list of confirmed events for 3rd edition will be announced in due course.
  • If a race is held twice during the ranking period, runners can score points in both editions and use them as their two point-scoring races.

Please note: Fjordkraft Bergen City Marathon will send age group results to the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings within 14-days of our race. After results are submitted, competitors will then need to click HERE to see their results.


    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 will take place at the Virgin Money London Marathon, April 2020. Series 2020/2021 will feature more than 175 marathon organizations, with the world championships being held in Spring 2022.

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