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London was Nr.1 Marathon, New Delhi HM Titled as Top Road Running Event in 2011

London was Nr.1 Marathon, New Delhi HM Titled as Top Road Running Event in 2011

Once again London Marathon is ranked as the Nr.1 marathon of the year while the top road running race was New Delhi Half Marathon - according to the All-Athletics.com Competition Rankings.

London Marathon's winning streak, which has been lasting since 2003, was not in danger, the gap between London and the rest is huge.

The other WMM events (Berlin, Chicago, New York and Boston) are in the 2nd to 6th positions respectively with only Frankfurt Marathon in between them in 5th place.

Dubai Marathon's 2nd rank among women's marathons is to be noted.

The most Top-100-ranked marathons (12) were organized in the United States, followed by Germany and Italy (10-10).

USA and France had the most Top-100 races (16-16) in the Road Running category, while Netherlands had 14 of such quality events.  USA is leading the list with 18 top races (same like in 2009), followed by France and the small Netherlands.

New Delhi Half Marathon earned the top Road Running event title in 2011, followed by Ras Al Khaimah International Half Marathon and Philadelphia ING Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon.

The highest ranked non Half Marathon event is San Juan World's Best 10K.

The Rankings are based on the participation of top athletes plus the achieved results (Ranking Rules), with the exceptions where it is mentioned.

Top-3 Marathons in the World in 2011 - Men and Women combined

1. London Marathon (GBR)
2. Berlin Marathon (GER)
3. Chicago Marathon (USA)

Top-3 Marathons in the World in 2011 - Men and Women combined - based only on Participation Score for top athletes:

1. London Marathon (GBR)
2. Berlin Marathon (GER)
3. New York City Marathon (USA)

Top-3 Marathons in the World in 2011 - Men:

1. London Marathon (GBR)
2. Frankfurt Marathon (GER)
3. Berlin Marathon (GER)

Top-3 Marathons in the World in 2011 - Men  - based only on Participation Score for top athletes:

1. London Marathon (GBR)
2. Berlin Marathon (USA)
3. New York City Marathon (USA)

Top-3 Marathons in the World in 2011 - Women:

1. London Marathon (GBR)
2. Dubai Marathon (UAE)
3. Berlin Marathon (CAN)

Top-3 Marathons in the World in 2011 - Women  - based only on Participation Score for top athletes:

1. London Marathon (GBR)
2. Dubai Marathon (UAE)
3. New York City Marathon (USA)

Nr.1 Marathons in 2011 in the different Areas:

Africa: Marrakesh Marathon (MAR)
Asia: Dubai Marathon (UAE)
Europe: London Marathon (GBR)
North and Central America: Chicago Marathon (USA)
Oceania: Gold Coast Marathon (AUS)
South America: Sao Paulo Marathon (BRA)

Top-3 Road Running competitions in the World in 2011 - Men and Women combined:

1. New Delhi Half Marathon (IND)
2. Ras Al Khaimah International Half Marathon (UAE)
3. Philadelphia ING Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon (USA)

Top-3 Road Running competitions in the World in 2011 - Men:

1. New Delhi Half Marathon (IND)
2. Ras Al Khaimah International Half Marathon (UAE)
3. Den Haag City-Pier-City Half Marathon (NED)

Top-3 Road Running competitions in the World in 2011 - Women:

1. New Delhi Half Marathon (IND)
2. Ras Al Khaimah International Half Marathon (UAE)
3. Lisboa Meia Maratona de Lisboa (POR)

Nr.1 Road Running competitions in 2011:

Africa: Luanda Corrida de Săo Silvestre (ANG)
Asia: New Delhi Half Marathon (IND)
Europe: Lisboa Meia Maratona de Lisboa (POR)
North and Central America: Philadelphia ING Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon (USA)
Oceania: Gold Coast Half Marathon (AUS)
South America: Santos Tribuna 10K (BRA)

Number of Marathons which are ranked in the Top-100 in the World, per country:

(in brackets after the country: number of Top-100 Marathons in 2010)

12 - United States (14)
10 - Germany (8)
10 - Italy (9)
8 - France (4)
5 - Spain (6)
4 - Netherlands (4)
4 - Korea (4)
4 - Japan (4)
3 - Australia (2)
3 - Poland (3)
3 - Mexico (2)
2 - Canada (2)
2 - China (5)
1 - Great Britain & NI (1)
1 - United Arab Emirates (1)
1 - Czech Republic (1)
1 - Austria (1)
1 - India (1)
1 - Slovenia (1)
1 - Ireland (1)
1 - Turkey (1)
1 - Macao (1)
1 - Switzerland (1)
1 - Lebanon (-)
2 - Morocco (1)
1 - Slovakia (1)
1 - Russia (1)
1 - DPR of Korea (1)
1 - Chinese Taipei (1)
1 - Israel (1)
1 - Hong Kong (1)
1 - Chile (1)
1 - Luxembourg (-)
1 - Kenya (1)
1 - Greece (1)
1 - Brazil (1)
1 - Estonia (-)
1 - Serbia (-)
1 - Singapore (1)
1 - Ukraine (-)
1 - Sweden (1)
1 - Argentina (1)
1 - Romania (1)

Number of Road running competitions which are ranked in the Top-100 in the World, per country:

(in brackets after the country: number of Top-100 Road Running competitions in 2010)

16 - United States (18)
16 - France (14)
14 - Netherlands (12)
7 - Great Britain & NI (6)
7 - Germany (8)
6 - Italy (4)
6 - Spain (6)
4 - Czech Republic (1)
3 - Portugal (4)
3 - Japan (6)
3 - Brazil (-)
2 - India (2)
2 - Morocco (2)
2 - China (2)
1 - United Arab Emirates (2)
1 - Puerto Rico (1)
1 - Angola (1)
1 - Sweden (1)
1 - Luxembourg (1)
1 - Canada (-)
1 - Austria (1)
1 - Poland (1)
1 - Ethiopia (1)

Notes: 

- The analysis is based on results received and processed until 19 January 2012. Further additions to the Rankings may be possible.
- All-Athletics.com Competition Rankings are published in 12 categories – View the Competition Rankings
- To view the full Competition Rankings subscribe for an All-Access Pass.

(Photo of London Marathon winner Emmanuel Mutai was received from Giro Podistico di Castelbuono.)