Below is the list of World’s Largest Marathons compiled by Running USA for the year 2012 based on the number of finishers. Chicago Marathon replaced NYC Marathon at the top spot.
World’s Largest Marathons
|1||Bank of America Chicago Marathon, IL||37475|
|2||Virgin London Marathon, GBR||36705|
|3||Tokyo Marathon, JPN||34656|
|4||BMW Berlin Marathon, GER||34348|
|5||Paris Marathon, FRA||32980|
|6||Osaka Marathon, JPN||27157|
|7||Honolulu Marathon, HI||24069|
|8||Marine Corps Marathon, DC||23519|
|9||Boston Marathon, MA||21616|
|10||Zurich Barcelona Marathon, ESP||19198|
|11||Honda LA Marathon, CA||18919|
|12||Naha Marathon, JPN||17819|
|13||Kobe Marathon, JPN||16818|
|14||Ibusuki Nanohana Marathon, JPN||15785|
|15||Joon Ang Seoul Marathon, KOR||15346|
- The ING New York City Marathon which occupied the top spot was cancelled due to superstorm Sandy.
- Five marathons had more than 30,000 finishers in 2012
- U.S. again had 7 of the 15 largest marathons in the world
- The 2010 ING New York City Marathon with its 44,977 finishers remains the largest marathon of all-time
Check out the complete report from Running USA.