ITU Introduces Segment Rankings for 2010 WCS Season

by Brad Culp on 01 Apr, 2010 01:04

New for 2010, the ITU has introduced segment rankings, which will reward the best swimmer, biker and runner throughout the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series. Athletes will be able to score points at each of the seven Series events, with the crown of best swimmer, biker or runner being awarded after the Grand Final in Budapest. In total, $60,000 in segment rankings bonuses will be awarded at the end of the season ($10,000 per gender, per discipline).

Only athletes who complete the entire event will be allowed to score points toward the prime bonus. For example, if an athlete posts the fastest bike split of the day but fails to finish the race, he or she will not score any points for that event, and the points will then be awarded to the next fastest cyclist.

Points for the swim, bike and run segments of each event will be awarded as follows:

Position   Points
1                 20
2               16
3               13
4               10
5                 8
6                 6
7                 4
8                 3
9                 2
10               1

Final rankings will be obtained by adding an athlete’s five best scores throughout the seven Series races.

After the Grand Final in Budapest, prize money for the top male and female swimmer, biker and runner will be awarded as follows:

Position Prize Money
1                   $5,000
2                   $3,000
3                   $2,000

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