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 compete .
2013 USAT SMW Region
Duathlete Top Guns