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A TEXAS TIMER’S LONDON MARATHON EXPERIENCE
                  Who is Kirsten Lancaster? A petite IPICO Timer from Belton, Texas, Kirsten Lancaster slings mats and barricades with the strongest of men.  Despite women being a minority in the timing industry, she has no problem easily proving she’s “one of the guys” when it comes to timing operations and tech-savviness. While at Texas A&M University, Kirsten was on the cycling team and enjoyed the camaraderie that comes with endurance sports.  She looked forward to daily rides and weekends racing with her team, and bonding while strategizing how they would beat their big rivals. “I swim, I run, I used to be into triathlons, [ ... read more ]
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 ]
Souvenir Shoe Tags given to 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon Runners
    The Virgin Money London Marathon upped the ante for runners by providing them with a commemorative shoe tag on the 35th anniversary of the race.       The Souvenir Tag The shoe tag celebrates the marathon with a photo from the inaugural race back in 1981, when the first marathon winners Dick Beardsley and Inge Simonsen crossed the finish line together. After contending a close race for more than 26 miles, the two winners quickly chose to cross the finish line together and win the race hand-in-hand. This moment was especially moving for both elites, as neither had yet won a marathon during their career. This special moment was printed on the timing chips that were [ ... read more ]
2015 Tokyo Marathon – A perfect day
99.99% read rates in Tokyo Marathon Motohiko Kato, Head Timer for RECS, pictured the day after the Tokyo Marathon 2015, has something to smile about. At the 2015 Tokyo Marathon, they received 99.99% read rates, the BEST EVER at a major mass participation event. The 2015 Tokyo Marathon took place on February 22nd and had 35897 starters and 34,528 finishers with 14 read point out on the course. Read the race report here. http://www.iaaf.org/news/report/2015-tokyo-marathon-report And if that wasn't enough...On the same day RECS timed an additional ten races with an additional 50,000+ runners, 200 staff working that day, and over 100 elite systems deployed! Amazing! [ ... 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 ]
BUPA Great North Run 2014
HS Sports timed the BUPA GREAT NORTH RUN with a 57,000 strong field on Sunday, September 7th using IPICO Sports equipment. The 2014 staging of the world's biggest half marathon was guaranteed to be a momentous occasion, with the tally of runners who have crossed the finish line at South Shields in the 33 year history of the event set to break the one million mark Race Report http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/athletics/29074934 MARY KEITANY WINS AND BREAKS THE COURSE RECORD Mary Keitany (Kenya), the 2012 London Marathon champion who has returned from time off to have a baby, was well clear of the rest of the field and her time of 65 minutes and 39 seconds beat Paula Radcliffe's mark set in 2003 by one second. [ ... read more ]
USA Pro Challenge Stage Race
Photo: © Jonathan Devich Colorado, August 2014; The final stage of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge, which played out in front of a beautiful Colorado backdrop, took the riders from the cycling town of Boulder, over Lookout Mountain and through Golden on the way to the finish in Downtown Denver where Tejay van Garderen (USA) of BMC Racing Team took the overall win for the second year in a row. Alex Howes (USA) of Team Garmin-Sharp, who has had an impressive performance in America’s biggest stage race, sprinted to the line to take the final stage win with the roar of huge crowds driving him to the finish. “This is a race that I think has firm footing in the eyes of the world with it broadcasted in so many different [ ... 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 ]
Le Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie. 12-15 June 2014
Le Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie. 12-15 June 2014 One of our leading timers and partners Quidchrono, secured the timing contract for this unique and exceptional 4day, 1000km road-bike event that raises funds for specific genetic research. The 1000km is divided in 13 splits with a spectacular finish at the Montreal Olympic stadium after 60h+ riding.   A total of 1043 tags were registered, that were divided in to approximately 200 teams. As part of IPICOSPORTS continuous product improvement and commitment to timer community and users, we tested a mini numberplate tag for mass cycling participation and a new 5m mat antenna configurations with zero dead zones that can allow the user to connect 2x 5m mats to [ ... read more ]
IPICO Sports Cycling
EXPAND YOUR TIMING BUSINESS by Gemini Timing We have owned Gemini Timing for three years. During these three years we have been perfectly content with timing 5K’s, 10K’s, Mud Runs, Half Marathons, Marathons, Triathlons, if you can run it, we can time it.  A client of ours who is the race director for a 4th of July race approached us in March 2014 and asked if we had the capability of timing bike races.  We didn’t yet but having just attended the Ipico Conference that January we knew that there was equipment available to us that could make this possible.  So after a little research we were the proud owners of several sets of bike antennas and power tags capable of safely timing bikes whipping over a finish [ ... read more ]
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