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Athens Classic Marathon Moves Up In World Rankings Based On Number Of Finishers

Athens-Classic-Marathon-2013-1Athens-Classic-Marathon_logoThe Athens Classic Marathon held last November in the Greek capital, moved up 19 places in the 2013 global rankings in regards to the number of marathon finishers, according to the Association of Road Racing Statisticians (ARRS). The association focuses on elite distance running at distances 3,000m and longer.

According to the global ranking of 2013, the Athens Classic Marathon is now in the 37th place, with 8,489 (7,205 men 1,284 women) finishers.

Athens-Classic-Marathon-2013-17In 2012, the Athens Classic Marathon was in 56th place with 6,368 finishers, which means that last year’s marathon saw an increase of 2,121 participants/runners.

Thessaloniki’s marathon, Alexander the Great, was listed in 248th place with 1,111 marathon finishers on 21 April 2013.

The marathon that ranked first based on the number of finishers was the ING New York City Marathon. A total of 50,304 runners finished the 2013 ING New York City Marathon on 3 November 2013. The marathon was labeled as “the largest marathon in history” by New York Road Runners.

ARRS included 3,888 marathon races that took place in 2013 worldwide.

2013 Marathon World Ranking – Top 40

  1. 50,304  ING New York City              03 Nov    New York NY/USA
  2. 39,122  Bank of America Chicago    13 Oct    Chicago  IL/USA
  3. 38,690  Paris                                             07 Apr    Paris FRA
  4. 36,544  BMW Berlin                             29 Sep    Berlin GER
  5. 35,308  Tokyo                                         24 Feb    Tokyo JPN
  6. 34,170  Virgin London                         21 Apr    London ENG
  7. 23,513  Marine Corps                           27 Oct    Washington DC/USA
  8. 22,054  Honolulu                                  08 Dec    Honolulu HI/USA
  9. 20,679  Disney World                         13 Jan    Orlando FL/USA
  10. 19,534  Asics LA                                    17 Mar    Santa Monica CA/USA
  11. 19,118  Naha                                            01 Dec    Naha JPN
  12. 17,816  Kobe                                            17 Nov    Kobe JPN
  13. 17,537  Boston                                        15 Apr    Boston MA/USA
  14. 15,679  Asics Stockholm                    01 Jun    Stockholm SWE
  15. 15,526  Syonan International          03 Nov    Oiso JPN
  16. 14,783  Ciudad de Barcelona           17 Mar    Barcelona ESP
  17. 14,111  Kyoto                                         10 Mar    Kyoto JPN
  18. 12,317  Dublin                                        28 Oct    Dublin IRL
  19. 12,294  Chosunilbo Chunchon       27 Oct    Chuncheon KOR
  20. 11,818  Kasumigaura                          21 Apr    Tsuchiura JPN
  21. 11,441  Haspa Hamburg                   21 Apr    Hamburg GER
  22. 11,278  TCS Amsterdam                  20 Oct    Amsterdam NED
  23. 11,009  BMW Frankfurt                  27 Oct    Frankfurt GER
  24. 10,975  Fujisan                                    24 Nov    Kawaguchi JPN
  25. 10,881  Gore-Tex Philadelphia    17 Nov    Philadelphia PA/USA
  26. 10,745  Tsukuba                                24 Nov    Tsukuba JPN
  27. 10,665  Acea Citta di Roma          17 Mar    Rome ITA
  28. 10,469  Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid       28 Apr    Madrid ESP
  29.  9,668  Nara                                         01 Dec    Nara JPN
  30.  9,646  Divina Pastora Valencia 17 Nov    Valencia ESP
  31.  9,480  Nykredit Copenhagen     19 May    Copenhagen DEN
  32.  9,296  Firenze                                    24 Nov    Florence ITA
  33.  9,197  Tokushima                            21 Apr    Tokushima JPN
  34.  9,110  Brighton                                 14 Apr    Brighton ENG
  35.  8,847  Medtronic Twin Cities    06 Oct    Saint Paul MN/USA
  36.  8,506  Warsaw                                  29 Sep    Warsaw POL
  37.  8,489  Athens Classic               10 Nov  Athens GRE
  38.  8,089  Marathon du Medoc         07 Sep    Pauillac FRA
  39.  7,926  Kumamoto-jo                       17 Feb    Kumamoto JPN
  40.  7,896  Shimonoseki Kaikyou      03 Nov    Shimonoseki JPN
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