Updated: January 29th, 2020

The Abbott World Marathon Majors is a series of six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world which, together with those run at the sport’s global championships, form an annual series to determine the world’s best male and female marathon runners and wheelchair competitors.

Click here for the Winners of the 2019 World Marathon Majors and their running shoes!

The qualifying races are:

Tokyo Marathon, Boston Marathon, Virgin Money London Marathon, BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, Bank of America Chicago Marathon and the TCS New York City Marathon. Plus Olympic and World Championship marathons in the respective years.

With NYC Marathon concluded just a few days ago, we went back to look at all the podium finishers (men and women) and what shoes they were wearing.

A summary of the data sees:

  • Of the total 36 podium finishers, 25 were wearing Nike shoes
  • Of the 12 winners, 8 were wearing Nike shoes
  • Adidas comes second with 6 podium finishers and 2 winners
  • Other brands are Brooks (2 podiums), Asics, Saucony and New Balance (1 podium each)

Nike athletes’ dominance is overwhelming really – and the old age question is: is it the shoes, or is it the runner?

Here below you’ll find an infographic that showcases all the races, their winners, times and – of course – footwear.

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Shoes of the Winners of the 2018 World Marathon Majors (infographic)

Shoes of the Winners of the 2018 World Marathon Majors (infographic)

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