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I first heard of Athlinks several years ago, when I was compiling a list of my race results and was searching online for them. I have been keeping an excel spreadsheet for the last 10 or so years. I thought it was incredibly helpful that I could find my results in one place, rather than searching through the past results on each race website which can be really tedious.
If you're not familiar with Athlinks, it is an online results tracker where you can view, save and share every finish time for every finish line you have crossed, no matter the distance! Athlinks.com (and the Athlinks app for iOS and Android) is a comprehensive resource for athletes to connect with friends, compete with rivals, discover new challenges and races, and enjoy a connected, consistent race experience.
Ease of joining & claiming your results
Once you create a login, do an easy search for your name and you can easily click on “claim results” to add it to your results that it keeps track of. You can narrow the search down by birthdate or geography. I race a lot. I found over 150 race results for myself on athlinks. Crazy right? From the little bitty 5ks I forgot about to my half and full marathons from long ago.
Once you click on claim results, it says congratulations and you know that you got it. You can also hide stats if they are something that you are less than proud of.
In the above example, you'll see a few things. 1 perfectly correct result - craft classic half. I claimed it. The second race, brew ha ha 5k, is also me but shows my age is 45. I think in this case it may have pulled from my 45-49 age group. The last one is not mine at all.
It’s easy to search for friends, so that you can keep track of their results too. Type their name into the search box at the top, then click profiles. It’s just a click of a button once you find them to add them as a friend.They will receive an email notification that they have been added as a friend.
I can also see my friend's upcoming races and decide if I want to join the fun! :
You may have some friends who run around the same pace as you, who live in other parts of the country. Keep track of their race results for motivation, inspiration or bragging rights!! It’s a cool feature to be able to compare results. It's just friendly competition, right?!
Here’s a sample of a rivalry with one of my fellow BibRave Pros, Mai. We both ran Rock n Roll San Diego half last summer and she beat me by 17 minutes. Not to make “excuses” but it should be noted that I am 20 years older than Mai! As you can see it keeps track of "wins" and "losses" between you and your rivals.
Joining a Race Start
When you add yourself to a race start, your followers can see what races are coming up on your schedule, and possibly even choose to join you! Just search by event name and click add! Since I have the Sedona Half Marathon coming up, I thought I would go ahead and add myself to the start list. That way anyone can see what I'm up to.
I highly recommend using Athlinks to track your race results, and motivate you to be your best! What are you waiting for? Click here to get started!
Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!