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Was wondering what you all thought of the Ironman AGR rankings. In my inaugural 70.3 year, I ran 2 Ironman 70.3 events (Galveston and Miami, the latter by far the better one). The AGR rankings take your best 3 in Ironman, 70.3 or combined categories and give you points for each race (max of 3 races) based on your time against the winner in your age group.

I made top 6% world, top 7% US and received the Bronze All World Athlete for 70.3. Had I run one race only, I would have been much further down the ladder, and had I run one more, somewhat better. I'm not (yet) a top 7% Ironman 70.3 athlete in any given race, so the results are skewed unless you compare to people with the same number of races I guess. Perhaps they should have averaged the scores instead...but summing them up they promote more participation I suppose.

Anyways, thoughts?

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2014-02-16 9:46 AM
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I got a similar email (top 5% AG). However, to me this is basically marketing for WTC and encourages more WTC races. Kona to me is the benchmark; since I didn't KQ last year, I'm not about to get all excited about this email.

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2014-02-17 12:06 PM
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Originally posted by Patrick E

I got a similar email (top 5% AG). However, to me this is basically marketing for WTC and encourages more WTC races. Kona to me is the benchmark; since I didn't KQ last year, I'm not about to get all excited about this email.


This. I think its a pat on the back, which is great, but the only true metrics in my mind are the WC and the 70.3 WC.
2014-02-17 6:37 PM
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I think it's a nice acknowledgement to the people that are completing a number of races. At 250 lbs I'll never qualify for Kona but getting recognition in this form is pretty cool. I'll take my silver status
2014-02-17 7:41 PM
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yeah i saw this and deducted quickly that this was more of a "thank you" to all the people who gave them a lot of money in a single year.  

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