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Abbott World Marathon Majors

The Abbott World Marathon Majors is a series consisting of six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Tokyo, Boston, Virgin London, BMW Berlin, Bank of America Chicago and TCS New York City. The top five male and female finishers in each of these races are awarded points based on their placement. At the conclusion of each two-year racing cycle including the IAAF World Championship and Olympic marathons, the top male and female point-earners are crowned champions of the sport and equally split a $1 million prize purse.

The inaugural series began in Boston in April 2006 and concluded at the ING New York City Marathon in November 2007. View the current Abbott World Marathon Majors leader boards.

Series I (2006–07)
Men: Robert K. Cheruiyot, Kenya
Women: Gete Wami, Ethiopia

Series II (2007–08)
Men: Martin Lel, Kenya
Women: Irina Mikitenko, Germany

Series III (2008–09)
Men: Samuel Wanjiru, Kenya
Women: Irina Mikitenko, Germany

Series IV (2009–10)
Men: Samuel Wanjiru, Kenya
Women: Liliya Shobukhova, Russia

Series V (2010–11)
Men: Emmanuel Mutai, Kenya
Women: Liliya Shobukhova, Russia

Series VI (2011–12)
Men: Geoffrey Mutai, Kenya
Women: Mary Keitany, Kenya

Series VII (2012–13)
Men: Tsegaye Kebede, Ethiopia
Women: Priscah Jeptoo, Kenya

Series VIII (2013–14)
Men:  Wilson Kipsang, Kenya
Women: Edna Kiplagat, Kenya**

Series IX (2015-16)
Men:  Eliud Kipchoge, Kenya
Women: Mary Keitany, Kenya

Series X (2016-17)
Men: Eliud Kipchoge, Kenya
Women: Edna Kiplagat, Kenya

Wheelchair Series X (2016-17)
Men: Marcel Hug, Switzerland
Women: Tatyana McFadden, USA

* Liliya Shobukhova (RUS) was the original winner of Series IV and V but she was banned from competition for a doping violation in April 2014 and all her results from Oct. 9, 2009 have been annulled.

** Rita Jeptoo (KEN) won four races in the 2013/14 series but gave positive A and B samples in an out-of-competition test in September 2014. Her standings and the final results of the 2013/14 Series have been determined at the completion of the due legal process and the outcome of an appeal. As a result, the Series VIII title has been awarded to Edna Kiplagat.

Marathon fans can follow all the action with live leaderboards, athlete bios, statistics and updates at website.

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