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To date duncanScore “scores” have been based on the accumulation of mastersrankings.com best individual performances for the years 2013-2016. (In case you would like a refresher, here are the nuts and bolts how the calculator works and the results generated.)
Previously I had “beefed up” the number of performances included for track events (including the 800m) for the age groups 75+. This involved adding the results from various sources including mastersrankings.com for 2017-2019, as well as some other sources. You can read the details here if interested.
But time marches on!
I am happy to announce that the calculator for all 800m age-groups has now been updated! I have added worldwide mastersrankings.com performances for the years 2017, 2018, and 2019. Additionally, to enhance robustness, US-only performances from 2006-2012 have also been included. This means that all 800m duncanScores are based on results from 2006-2019! (2006-2012 US results only). This is for both Men and Women. (Note age-groups 75+ continue to be enhanced with additional performances from other additional sources)
What does this mean for the “Scores” and percentiles you get? Well it means scores with better precision. The number of performances in each age group has increased by a minimum of 86% and up to 141%.
However, at the same time, because the existing 4 years included (usually) thousands of performances, changes tend to be fairly minor. Typically your percentile, if it changes, will likely be only 1 or at most, 2 percent. .
This is part of duncanScore 2.0, and this upgrade to other events will be announced as soon as they are completed.
So go ahead and try it out. See how you rate against your 800m peers across the world. Just click here
Then from the drop down menu choose your age-group. Next select “800m” from the track EVENT drop down list. Finally, enter your time (in minutes and seconds) and then click the green “Ok … Done …GO” button.