Rimi Riga Marathon is included among 350 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.


Any athlete achieving the Automatic Qualifying Time for their age group will receive an immediate invitation for the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships.

AbbottWMM 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.

Read more about AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships here.

Age Group Qualifying times

Any athlete achieving the Qualifying Times listed below will receive an automatic invitation to the world championships. Please note you must be registered on AbbottWMM.com to qualify. The rankings cover age groups from 40 to 80+ for men and women an each age group qualifying times can be seen below.

Age Group Male Female
Age Group 40-44 Male 2:35 Female 3:05
Age Group 45-49 Male 2:42 Female 3:11
Age Group 50-54 Male 2:48 Female 3:21
Age Group 55-59 Male 2:57 Female 3:30
Age Group 60-64 Male 3:10 Female 3:48
Age Group 65-69 Male 3:26 Female 4:06
Age Group 70-74 Male 3:40 Female 4:35
Age Group 75-79 Male 4:06 Female 5:05
Age Group 80+ Male 4:40 Female 5:25


Read more about AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships here.