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I’ve had an Athlinks account for at least a year now. I don’t remember how I came across it, but for someone who’s run a lot of races, I have definitely come to appreciate it. Here’s why.
What is it? It is essentially a website that allows you to keep track of all of your races. So if you’re like me, who LOVES to keep track of all the races I’ve run, this is the site for you.
Do I have to import all of my race results? Nope. That’s probably the best part of this site. After you run a race, you can simply just log into Athlinks and claim your results. The result may not immediately be available to claim after the race, but give it a few days and then you’ll be able to claim them. Claiming them adds them to your race resume. 🙂 Speaking of race results, Athlinks will have more than 5 million results live on race day. Tracking all of the races on one site/app. How awesome is that? 🙂
What are some of its features? Like all resumes, the highlights are up front. 🙂 For a race resume, that includes your personal records/bests. At the top of your profile page, your best times for each distance are listed. Below are the rest of your races. You no longer have to look back on the race website to find out what your time was 3 years ago. All of your times can be found on Athlinks. Hooray!
In addition to being able to claim your previous races, you can also look up the races you’re going to run and “Join the Start List.” By doing so, you are letting others know that you’re running the race and if you feel like it, you can also list your time goal. What is also really cool about this feature is that it’ll take all of your previous races for that distance and predict what your time will be. 🙂 If your race isn’t up there, you can also create an event for it. 🙂
There’s also rivals. 🙂 Who doesn’t love a healthy competition, right? I basically thrive off it. LOL JK. Only not really. I admit that I tend to get carried away and the trash talking ends up biting me in the butt later. I can’t back up my trash talk sometimes. LOL. Oh well. I’ve learned. Sort of. Okay, not really, but I digress.
Athlinks will recommend rivals for you. Rivals are people you follow who run the same races as you. They’ll keep a tally as to how many wins you have against that person and how many losses. Right now, I have two wins and two losses. Boo. I need more friends to compete against. 🙂
With that said, what are you waiting for? Follow me here and I’ll follow you back. It’s completely free. Seriously though. Please? 🙂 I want more friends and maybe some more rivals. 🙂 Also, if you sign up now and claim a result between now and Jan 8th, you’ll be entered to win a free race entry to one of their race partners. You can find out more here. 🙂