09 October

Doctors recommend on the eve of the Half Marathon

This weekend, October 13, the second Almaty Half Marathon will start. Amateur athletes from all regions of Kazakhstan and another 25 countries of the world will participate in the competition.

October 14, registration for the Almaty Marathon 2020 is open. Now, participants in the marathon can apply for participation in the World Marathon Championship in age categories.

The list of qualifying races of the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings this year included 125 competitions - six marathons included in the Abbott World Marathon Majors series, as well as several dozens of other large world marathons. The Almaty Marathon is among them. The AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championship is organized by the Abbott World Marathon Majors in conjunction with the Wanda Group. Athletes over 40 years old from all over the world will take part in the Championship, who will show the highest results in their qualifying races. The full list is available on  https://www.worldmarathonmajors.com/news-media/media-resources/.

The second Championship began on Sept. 30 2019 and will end on October 11, 2020. This rankings edition will determine who qualifies for the 2021 Spring AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championship.

The rankings cover age groups as follows:  40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 и 80+. Athletes are awarded points according to their gender, age and results.

The maximum points that can be scored in any race by an age group winner is 4,000.  The age group winners in any AbbottWMM race will automatically get 4,000 points. 

For those athletes who take part in qualifying races that are not part of the World Marathon Majors series (including the Almaty Marathon), “platinum time” was calculated.

You can find the full list of “platinum” results and the point system on the websites: https://www.almaty-marathon.kz/ru/info/abbottwmm_wanda_age_group/ and  worldmarathonmajors.com.

- The scale of the Almaty Marathon is expanding every year. Now the marathon can attract even more athletes from other countries, and the opportunity to win ranking points will become a real motivation for athletes over 40 years old. Already, participants can plan trips to international starts taking into account this news. We invite all athletes to try their hand and get qualified for the Championship by running the Almaty Marathon! - said Saltanat Kazybaeva, director of the Almaty Marathon.

The Almaty Marathon will be held on April 19, 2020 in Almaty. Participants can choose between the following distances: 42.2 km, 21.1 km, 10 km, Nordic walking (10 km), Ekiden relay (42.2 km for 6 participants). This year there will be no children's distance. Now participants under the age of 15 can take part in a separate race, which will be held in May 2020.

The organizers of the Almaty Marathon are: The Courage to be the first Corporate Fund, «World Class Almaty» fitness club, Sh.Yessenov Science and Education Foundation and multi-sport Youtube-channel #Another you.

General partner: Kaspi.kz.

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