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Graphics shows World Marathon Major schedule 2021, with course records and details of key elite runners in each race.


Marathon majors set for sprint finish

By Chris Dinsdale

November 7, 2021 - For the first time, all six marathon majors are scheduled over a gruelling seven weeks, due to Covid-19 postponements. Many athletes will be running their first marathon since the onset of the pandemic.

The World Marathon Majors comprises six races globally: London, Boston, Berlin, Chicago, New York, with Tokyo promoted to major status most recently, in 2013.

2021 World Marathon Majors:

Sep 26: Berlin
Oct 3: London
Oct 10: Chicago
Oct 11: Boston
Oct 17: Tokyo
Nov 7: New York

PUBLISHED: 16/09/2021; STORY: Graphic News