7 Largest Marathons in the World

Here’s a list of the seven biggest marathons in the world. The United States and Japan host the lion’s share of the largest marathons around the world. Hosting tens of thousands of runners requires a big city and the marathons on this list are in some of the most prestigious cities in the world. I ranked marathons by number of finishers. The numbers were pulled from 2015 press releases and posted race results. The largest marathon is almost two times bigger than marathons six and seven.

#6: Osaka Marathon -
#7: Osaka Marathon – 27,674 finishers
#6: Berlin Marathon -
#6: Berlin Marathon – 27,967 finishers
#5: Tokyo Marathon -
#5: Tokyo Marathon – 34,527 finishers
#4: Chicago Marathon – 37,182 finishers
#3: London Marathon – 37,675 finishers
#2: Paris Marathon – 41,801 finishers
NYC Marathon -
#1: NYC Marathon – 50,235 finishers


2 thoughts on “7 Largest Marathons in the World

  • May 20, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    how do you get to so many races?


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