Rimi Riga Marathon is included among 175 world marathons, in which it is possible to qualify for the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships. The competition has been created by Abbott World Marathon Majors to enable runners between the ages of 40 and 80+ to qualify for the World Championships.

Age Group World Championships

The AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings comprise a one-year qualifying period during which athletes in nine separate age groups can compete in marathons across the world to earn ranking points.

At the end of the qualifying period, the top-ranked runners in each age group will be invited to the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships. The first Championships were held during the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon on October 3.

The fourth edition of the Rankings began on January 1 2022 and is scheduled to conclude on December 31. Qualifiers from the fourth edition will compete in the 2023 championship, set to take place within the 2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

The rankings cover age groups from 40 to 80+ for men and women as follows:

  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75-79
  • 80+

Read more about AbbottWMM Wanda Wanda Age Group World Championships here.