Today we had the 'Lifetime Fitness' triathalon here in the Twin Cities. A friend of mine who used to do race them explained that 'equalizer' allows a woman to finish first and win the top purse if she's good enough.
Basically the organizers take times from similar triathalons from both men and women's times and somehow average them to figure what sort of head start to give the women.
As a woman any advantage I could get at first seems cool but I dunno, it seems a little dodgy. Since I don't know that much about it I was wondering what the tri-crowd around here thought of this process. Is it fool-proof? Is it fair?