Iron­man com­bines World Cham­pi­onship slot al­lo­ca­tion and roll­down process

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - WARM UP NEWS -

In or­der to stan­dard­ize the slot al­lo­ca­tion and roll­down for the Iron­man World Cham­pi­onship, Iron­man events around the world will now com­bine slot al­lo­ca­tion and roll­down into one cer­e­mony. In the past, many events con­ducted the al­lo­ca­tion and roll­down at sep­a­rate times. The fi­nal num­ber of slots al­lo­cated in each age cat­e­gory at an event will be de­ter­mined by the num­ber of starters in each age group, and not by the num­ber of ath­letes reg­is­tered. There will al­ways be one slot al­lo­cated per age group (as long as there is at least one com­peti­tor). The higher the num­ber of starters in an age group, the higher the per­cent­age of slots al­lo­cated to that age group. If an au­to­matic qual­i­fier in an age group chooses not to take the slot, does not at­tend the Iron­man World Cham­pi­onship slot al­lo­ca­tion and roll­down cer­e­mony, or has al­ready qual­i­fied, the next el­i­gi­ble fin­isher in that age group may claim the slot. If there are no more el­i­gi­ble fin­ish­ers in a par­tic­u­lar age group or no other fin­ish­ers in at­ten­dance at the slot al­lo­ca­tion and roll­down in that age group, that un­claimed slot will be re­al­lo­cated to an­other age group within the gen­der based on the ath­letes-to-slots ra­tio.

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