Have you run a race recently and noticed your race information was in Athlinks? I’m sure you were like me and wondered what is Athlinks was all about? I’m sure you’ve heard of ChronoTrack. In August 2017, Athlinks rolled ChronoTrack under its umbrella to provide and innovative race management for athletes and RDs. Athlinks aims to provide a better pre, during, and post-race experience.
According to the Athlinks’ website, “the largest results database for competitive endurance athletes in the world. We pull in times for running races, triathlon, swimming, cycling, mountain biking … pretty much any timed endurance sport that you can think of – if we can find the results, we will add them to the database and link them to our members’ accounts.”
If you are like me, you probably track your race data in a spreadsheet or in some other format. To complicate matters, I cross-reference my spreadsheet data with Strava and Garmin Connect. Needless to say, it is a pain in the ass and time consuming.
I ran a race recently and shortly afterwards the RD sent a link to preview my results. That link contained my data and some information on Athlinks. After I looked over the race data, I noticed I could import previous races that were unclaimed in my profile. Now, I can see 39 race I completed over the last several years.
Once you’ve established your account then you will need to claim previous races. The process is quick! Access is easy, too. Your information is accessible from your computer or via the iOS or Android apps. There are several cool features under your profile, and one is the option to add upcoming races. Once you do then you’ll see who else is toeing the line with you…might be a friend or someone you follow. Just like many other social media platforms, Athlinks allows athletes to message one another.
If you are competitive like me then the Rival section will allow you to see how you compare against your friends – showing wins/losses stats.
Another cool feature is the Personal Record section under Statistics. This will show you each race distance with your time, race name, and date.
During 2018, Athlinks is running the Win 2018 campaign. Just sign up (for free) and claim your results, and you could win one free race entry to one of their premier partner events or a one-year TrainingPeaks subscription!
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