How to Play and Win

Submit your Top picks

On our page, you can submit your picks for the top finishers in full- or half-distance triathlons. Depending on how strong the field is, you are asked to pick

  • Top 10 (for Kona)
  • Top 5 (for bigger races such as Ironman Regional Championships, 70.3 Worlds, Challenge Roth or the Triple Crown Races)
  • Podium (for “regular” Ironman and Challenge races)

Prizes for the best predictions

You score points based on the odds for each of your correct predictions. We won’t be giving out prizes at each individual event, but instead send out prizes at the end of the season. For that, we will take the 12 to 15 predictions with most points for each player. The more races you submit your picks, the better chances your chances will be! We have a preliminary list of prizes, but we’re still working with our partners to finalize the list of cool prizes that will be awarded to the best predictions.

Odds supplied by trirating.com

For each race, the leading Ironman-distance statistics site trirating.com calculates the odds for winning and for placing in the TOP 3. Our scoring system for the “Ironman Predictions Game” is based on these odds.

You’ll earn points in different categories:

Who is going to win?
Who will be on the podium (Top 3)?

For these two categories, the points are based on how likely the result is (as calculated by trirating.com ) — from just a few points for a clear favorite to 25 points for the total outsider.

Who finishes in the Top 5 or Top 10?

For bigger races where we offer Top 5 or Top 10 picks, you’ll get an additional point for each of your athletes who make the Top 5 or Top 10 and an additional point if you’ve picked the correct place.

For example, if you pick Cam Brown to be 4th and he does finish 4th, you get one point for him making the Top 10 and an additional point for him finishing 4th.

There’s more to come!

We plan to add some other fun games for triathlon junkies who aren’t savvy to the pro racing scene. We are still working out the details – keep posted for updates!