Do you want to quickly see a compilation of your running, triathlon, or other endurance sports results on one website?
Do you want to do some quick research on your competition?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, Athlinks is a site worth checking out. Athlinks is both a results database and social network site for endurance sports athletes. No registration is required if you simply want to see a results summary. If you want to use the social networking feature or manage your results, registration (free!) is required.
How do you search for results? It doesn’t get much simpler than this!
On the front page, simply type in the name in the Enter the athlete name to search for box (highlighted in yellow) and click Go. I used my name as an example.
The search result is then displayed.
As you can see, there are multiple entries for my name. How does Athlinks explain this?
Makes sense. So basically, if you are a registered user you can “merge” all of the results that are yours and include them under one Athlete Name. If you are not a registered user, you will have to live with multiple entries if you participated in events in various states/countries which probably won’t be that big of a deal to most of us since the majority of our results will be under one entry (state of residence).
Then next step is to simply click on an Athlete Name and you can see all of the results Athlinks has in their database associated with the athlete/location combination. When I clicked on the first search result entry, the following events/results were displayed.
I think this is a pretty cool site and definitely beats hunting around for results all over the web.
What do you think of the site?
Posted on 15 Sep 2008