If you have ever wondered about the use of GPS tracking in a race, here is another event incorporating this multifaceted and helpful technology. After the successful presence of Transpoco at the Dlr Bay 10k Dún Laoghaire run in August, the Irish telematics provider has partnered again with Timing Ireland, a leading company providing sports management and electronic precision timing services to athletic events, and provided tracking services at the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2017.
The SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon, which took place on the 29th of October, is now the 4th Largest Marathon in Europe and is known as the “Friendly Marathon” due to the number of supporters lining the streets of Dublin to cheer on the participants.
This time, Transpoco has supported Timing Ireland in tracking over 100 runners and riders in the Dublin Marathon event. All lead runners, wheelchairs and pace runners have been tracked as well as all paramedics and support vehicles. As in the preceding marathon event, Timing Ireland used the tracking software API data to show the position of mile markers, leaders and participants on the event display so that the public could more closely follow the race.
Here are a couple of shots of the competition (© SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon) —enjoy them!