We've recently added the ability for Athlinks to display Live Results. This comes with a new results display and is an extension of the Event Landing Page. This feature is currently in BETA, so some bugs may exist. Eventually, the Athlinks results interface will replace the classic CT-Live widget after the 2 have feature parity. We encourage you (the timer) to monitor the Athlinks Live Results page during your next race and provide us with feedback as we build the new home for CT-Live results.
In order to take advantage of the Athlinks version of live results, your CT Live event must be linked to an Athlinks master event. Linking a CT Live event to an Athlinks Master event is now part of the CT Live event creation process, so no special configuration should be needed to link new events. If your event is linked to Athlinks already, you'll see a magenta flame next to one or more of your Races.
If you don't see the flame, check out our guide to copying a CT Live event to Athlinks HERE.
In addition to linking to an Athlinks event, you should also publish your Event Landing Page, even if you don't intend to use the Landing Page. Publishing the Event Landing Page will enable Athlinks Live results to show pictures and videos you've uploaded to CT Live. Publishing the Landing Page can be as simple as clicking the "Publish..." button. If you'd like to have Athlinks Live Results show a custom image, this image should be uploaded to the Event Landing Page.
Please note that these live results are separate from the standard Athlinks results, so you will still need to press the Sync Results with Athlinks button on your CT Live event's Dashboard tab after the event is complete. In the future, the concept of syncing results to Athlinks will go away entirely.
Distributing the Athlinks Live Results Link
A link to the Athlinks Live Results can be found with the ChronoTrack Widget and Onsite results links on your ChronoTrack Live Event Dashboard. We will be adding the ability to forward all traffic from the classic ChronoTrack Live Widget to the new Athlinks Live Results interface after feature parity has been met.
The future of the Athlinks platform is bright, and is on it's way to surpass CT-Live's abilities; however, in the spirit of transparency we want you to adopt the new interface when you feel comfortable. Expect it to change often. Here is a feature comparison of the 2 interfaces.
Overview of Live Results
The Athlinks Live Results page is a clean, responsive results view that affords athletes the same information as CT Live results including Finish and split times, pace info, bracket rankings, photos, and videos.
The athletes will see the image from your Event Landing Page as the header for the results list, and for the individual results page.
The results listing can be searched by name or bib and sorted by date, race type, and bracket. The results list view shows name, gender, age, state, country, Final time, Pace, Division rank, Gender rank, and Overall rank.
Clicking on any athlete's name will open their individual results page, which is similar to the below image.
The Photos and Media section follows the main results view, and the split times and paces can be seen at the bottom of the page.