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EVENT TIMING SPOTLIGHT: IRONMAN BRAZIL
  *Photo Credit: World Triathlon Corporation                       A Championship Event IRONMAN Brazil will host the 2015 IRONMAN Latin American Championship in Florianopolis on May 31.  With 2,000 registered participants from 36 countries, this 140.6 mile event “offers a scenic course and sparkling beaches, which have been attracting athletes from all over the world for over 15 years,” quotes IRONMAN organizers.  Brazil is now host to four IRONMAN events each year.    LATIN SPORTS Ironclad Timing Based out of Sao Paulo, Carlos Galvao’s LATIN SPORTS will be timing IRONMAN Brazil for the fifth [ ... read more ]
Triathlon for a Smile
PERFECT TIMING SPORTS – Puerto Rico The enchanting Caribbean island of Puerto Rico offers one of the most wonderful settings in the world in which to host a triathlon. That is why triathlete Javier Velazquez, founder of the Puerto Rico Triathlon Series, contacted IPICO Sports while searching for a solution to his timing needs. Puerto Rico Triathlon Series organizes five events throughout the year, with an average of 300 participants per event in the lovely town of Dorado, located on the coast just 20 minutes north of the capital, San Juan. In 2013, with their own IPICO Sports equipment, their knowledge, experience and passion for the sport, Javier and his club were able to offer first class events and [ ... read more ]
20 th. Triatlón Sports World Veracruz – Boca del Río 2014.
After a torrential rain there was anything but sunshine for the 3500 participants at this triathlon held every Summer in the beautiful and historic port of Veracruz Mexico. This event organized by AsDeporte offers Olympic and sprint distance, and the race begins at 7:20am. There are twenty seven different waves by age and gender. The event is timed with IPICO Sports technology by a team of experienced timers let by Rodrigo Calderon and Saul Cobarrubias of Mexico’s TYR (Tiempos y Resultados). IPICO Sports Elite readers equipped with cell modems, cycling and mat antennas as well as active Power Tags allowed TYR to post live web updates and results also updating participants' Facebook page from every timing [ ... read more ]
2014 IPICO Sports Users Conference
The 2014 IPICO Sports Users Conference at the Tuscany Suites in Las Vegas, NV was a HUGE success. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘grow’. Not only did IPICO Sports continue its tremendous growth as a leading global timing company but our conference grew to record numbers, our global timer base grew throughout the year, and most importantly our timers themselves grew their own businesses. The 2014 IPICO Sports Users Conference allowed our users to learn more technical aspects of the superior technology that they have at their finger tips. It also allowed them to interact and learn from some of the biggest and best timers on the planet. “It’s my first time to attend the IPICO conference and [ ... read more ]
Timer Profile: Competitive Timing
Company Name: Competitive Timing Founded:  2010 Location:  Whitefish, Montana Events timed each year:  70 Types of events:  running, mountain biking, triathlon, multisport, paddleboard, Nordic, cycling, downhill skiing, skijoring IPICO Equipment: 7 elite, 3 lite & finish lynx Competitive Timing is a race timing company that also organizes and hosts community events.  Through these events and others, they have donated over $8000.00 in cash, over a thousand pounds of food and many personnel hours.  When asked how their partnership with IPICO Sports has been for their business they stated, “Ipico is a world renowned company timing some of the largest events around.  The reusable shoe tag is better [ ... read more ]
Timer Profile: QuidChrono
Company Name: QuidChrono Founded: 2007 Location: Lorraine, Quebec Canada Events timed each year: · 50 in 2011 · 110 in 2012 · 200 in 2013 Types of Events: Running, Skiing, Skating, Cycling, Swimming, Triathlon, Duathlon IPICO Equipment: 5 Elite’s, 2 Lite’s, Mats, and Cycling Antennas QuidChrono has timed hundreds of events over the years and not only does electronic timing but they also help in all of the planning stages of the event. When asked how their partnership with IPICO Sports has been for their business they stated, “we feel we are part of your family. We always get a personalized service from your staff. When we order something, we get it very fast. We can always [ ... read more ]
New Dashboard v3.0
New Dashboard v3.0 reader management software is now available Dashboard 3.0 is totally redesigned and has some exciting new features. We will also be rolling out updates with enhancements periodically based on this new platform that will add some of the most requested features to your IPICO Sports reader management toolkit. Some of the key features of this release are: -Improved Time sync function – sets time on reader to match PC time -Improved connection reliability -Multiple reader support through use of tabs -Unique tag counter with counter reset (does not affect tag read database) -Tag reads are now streamed into a database instead of to a cache -View Tags screen displays [ ... read more ]
IRONMAN Brasil 2013
Ironman is the biggest triathlon event around the world and challenges athletes to go 3.8 km swim, 180.2 km cycling and 42.2 running through breathtaking journeys. In total, 29 Ironman events are realized around the world but only one is held in South America: the Ironman Brasil. In this 13th edition, two thousand athletes from 34 countries raced in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, on May 26th. Our partners at LATIN SPORTS had a great weekend by successfully timing some record setting times and first time wins. Tim O'Donnell won the 2013 Ironman Brasil on Sunday, completing the grueling course that includes a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run in a time of eight hours, one minute and 31 seconds. Igor [ ... read more ]
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