What are they? Who are they? Does it make any
difference for you? For those of you looking to improve your
rankings or looking for more competitive races in the Region
the number of Top Gun athletes that participate with you
will impact the point value of your race.
Each year the Region’s Top Guns are
listed. They are based upon the previous years regional
rankings. These are the top performers to look for in the
results to determine what weight value each race is given.
All races start with a minimum weight of 90 points, but can
be worth as much as 100 points for non-championship events.
State championships are worth 100 points and regional
championship events are worth 105 points (the sprint
distance is worth 102). The difference in the weight of the
race depends on how many Top Gun athletes finish the race.
For an event to receive its maximum weight, 10 elite
duathletes (for duathlons) or 20 elite triathletes (for
triathlons) must complete the event. This rule does not
apply to state or regional championship events, which
maintain their max score no matter how many Top Gun athletes
2013 USAT SMW
Region Duathlete Top Guns