One key to doing a lot of different things on MileSplit sites is claiming your athlete profile. We explain how to do that here.
Note: This article and all other articles assume a couple of things. They assume that you have established a username (registered) on the system and that you are logged in. If you haven't done that yet, go ahead and do it now. In addition, many of the functionalities--including claiming and updating your athlete profile--assume that you are a MileSplit Pro member. If you are not an Insider already, you can become one here.
Claiming your athlete profile is the means of giving yourself some control over what appears on your athlete profile. Your athlete profile contains, of course, your library of event results, but it also maintains a running list of where you've been tagged in articles, photos, and videos.
Either a parent or the athlete him/herself may claim an athlete profile. The first step in claiming the profile is to go to the athlete page and click on the box below the athlete name that says "Is This You?"
Click on that box and fill in a short form. We use the information in this form to help verify that the request is valid. Once your request has been approved, you will have edit privileges on your athlete profile. It's that easy. We will not approve athlete profile requests made through the account of an individual other than the athlete or his/her parent.
After your claim for an athlete profile is approved, when you are logged in and visit that profile page, the "Is This You?" button is replaced by an "Edit Profile" button. From there, you can make certain edits to your profile page. Those edits are covered in another article in this series, Editing Your Athlete Profile.
Note: If there are multiple athlete profiles for you, please send me an e-mail (see e-mail address in the banner at the bottom of the page) and let me know of those multiple profiles. I will go ahead and merge those for you so that all your performances exist on the same page.