Auf einmal liegt da eine E-Mail in der Inbox. Man wäre jetzt ‚Ironman All World Athlete‘ im Bronze-Level. Aja. Bitte … was?
Ein Blick auf die Ironman-Webseite schafft Klarheit:
The IRONMAN All World Athlete program is our way of rewarding age-group athletes‘ hard work, dedication, and performance across IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 racing.
The program uses IRONMAN’s Age Group Rankings system to determine which athletes have finished within the top 10 percent or better of their age group each calendar year. Within this system, athletes generate points based on their finish time behind the first official finisher in their age group. Athletes accumulate points at every race they complete, but on December 31st, only their top three performances will count toward their All World Athlete status. This makes it easy for athletes to improve their ranking simply by racing more with IRONMAN.
An athlete can achieve All World Athlete status in one or all of the following categories: IRONMAN, IRONMAN 70.3 and OVERALL (IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 combined). There are three levels associated with the All World Athlete program:
- GOLD (top one percent)
- SILVER (top five percent)
- BRONZE (top ten percent)
Soso. Na dann bin ich mal gespannt auf den „Priority-Checkin“ beim Ironman in Frankfurt.