ChronoTrack trusted timing technology supports largest marathon ever, breaking 50,000+ finishers
November 26, 2013. Evansville, IN. ChronoTrack announced that its trusted timing technology, including side mounted, matless split FlashPoint technology, supported a record-breaking 2013 ING New York City Marathon with over 50,000 finishers. Introduced earlier this year, ChronoTrack’s FlashPoint technology eases course set up by enabling matless splits and single-redundant finish lines on the course, all while delivering a very high degree of accurate and reliable data at each mile.
“We are very pleased with our record-breaking year and the results we had with ChronoTrack technology and team,” said Tom Kelley, New York Road Runners Director of Race Scoring. “It was the largest marathon ever with the most split points and largest amount of timing data ever collected.”
New to ChronoTrack’s annual support of the Marathon was the use of the FlashPoint side-mounted antenna. Supporting up to 8-meter widths, these matless splits were used at 21 points on the course, easing course set-up and requiring less equipment. The Marathon provides athlete-tracking services at each mile on the course, a total of 45 split points, and the FlashPoint was critical in pulling data from the course for these services.
ChronoTrack FlashPoints were introduced earlier this year and have timed millions of athletes at events like the Marine Corps Marathon, Hartford Marathon, GO! St. Louis Marathon. While they are ideal for sports that benefit from matless splits like cycling, skiing, cross country skiing and street luge, any event can benefit from timing equipment that be set up before road closures occur, a single redundant finish line, and lighter and more flexible equipment out on the course.
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ChronoTrack is a trusted provider of race solutions for timing partners and race organizers. ChronoTrack supports 25 of the 30 largest races in the U.S. The company’s hardware and software solutions paired with certified network of partners provide the most comprehensive set of timing, race management and live race services available. More information is available here:www.chronotrack.com