I think it will be great for Strava to add Heart of a Champion award for relative effort on segments.
Strava currently awards the fastest times and the number of efforts on segments. There are no awards for highest relative effort on segments.
The person who works the hardest based on relative effort wins the Heart of a Champion award on a leveled playing field. Reset the award every year on a rolling basis from when the highest relative effort is set. This will be great for all types of competitions - 100, 200, 400, 800, 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons, marathons, ultras, and centuries. Who pushed themselves the hardest?
Why is this important:
The award for the highest relative effort for the segment equalizes competition based on the maximum heart rate of each individual. Athletes should know that they can win a segment on effort and not only on fast times.
We would be pushing people to hit close to their max. Need to think about how to balance a new challenge with the safety of the athlete. Athletes shouldn't do max efforts all the time.