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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 ]
Coming soon – Richmond Running Festival
Coming up September 21st 2014 is the second year of the Richmond Running Festival http://www.richmondrunningfestival.com/ Race Director Tom Bedford has created a unique series of events - and he uses IPICO Sports as his timing system and uses IPICO Custom Tags (see attached) Run London's most exclusive race! Day includes Kew Gardens 10K, Visit Richmond Half Marathon & NIKE kids' mile races, along with Richmond Fitness expo and music festival! See his Twitter and Facebook links below for event photos, videos, and core details. https://twitter.com/RichmondRunFest https://www.facebook.com/pages/Richmond-Running-Festival/508355229228417?fref=ts [ ... read more ]
Blainville Roller Marathon 2014
On July 12th 2014 our friends at QuidChrono timed this years Blainville Roller Marathon using our 10 meter cycling antennas and 250 power tags with a HUGE success. The Roller Marathon in Blainville uses the track from PMG Technologies in Blainville, 30 minutes north of Montreal. The track is a loop of 3.2 km over a flat area, with a few interresting turns. The whole track area is open, which allows everyone on site to continuously watch the progress of the entire race. QuidChrono timed the 1k, 3k, 3k with strollers, 21k and 39k. You can check out the races Facebook pages for more photos and video. https://www.facebook.com/groups/27896217433/ [ ... 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 ]
Dragons Den – Quid Crono
Congratulations to Julie Belisle and Marie-Claude Dube of Quid Chrono for their success in being selected for the upcoming season of the CBC’s Dragons Den in Canada! They were selected from hundreds of French Canadian entrants who were vying for air time for their ideas and potential funding from the Dragons. For our American customers, this program is similar to the Shark Tank on US television- with one proviso…… it is designed to encourage and promote entrepreneurism in the Province of Quebec, compared to the US and English Canada shows that have a higher degree of “entertainment” in their design. Not only did the ladies look great ( see photo above ) but they presented very well and received many [ ... read more ]
2014 Tokyo Marathon
Around 36,000 runners run through the busy streets that are shut down to traffic, of Metropolitan Tokyo. It is not just the 36,000 chosen runners but the 10,000 volunteers. Over 1,720,000 crowds cheering, numerous supporting sponsors and many others that come together as one to make it happen. Tokyo Marathon unites people and makes a great contribution to provide a dream to our society. Tokyo Marathon: Sunday February 23, 2014 Kenya’s Dickson Chumba and Tirfi Tsegaye smashed the course records at the 2014 Tokyo Marathon on Sunday (23), recording respective times of 2:05:42 and 2:22:23 at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race. Chumba’s winning time is the fastest ever performance in Tokyo, replacing the course [ ... 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 ]
Event Spotlight – 2014 Gran Premio TERNUA 14K
With the slogan “Over the snow and under the stars” a few hundred daring runners gathered January 18, 2014 at the Spanish ski station of Sierra Nevada to participate in the 2014 Gran Premio TERNUA 14K Snow Running. Unfortunately as the 6:30pm race start time was approaching a big snow storm came down with over 35 MPH (60kmh) winds, temperatures as low as 10°F (-12°C) and little to no visibility.     IPICO Sports timer David Morales Santiago of Granada’s GLOBAL-TEMPO task to time such event shared with us an amazing race video along with the message “Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst”. A must see video: http://vimeo.com/85429604 [ ... read more ]
A Christmas Story Run
In the spirit of Christmas and in the spirit of running, we had to let you know of this event. I mean, who hasn't seen this classic movie and what better way to celebrate the holiday then running past or finishing at Ralphie's house. The first Christmas story Run took place Saturday December 7, 2013 in Cleveland, OH timed by our partners Speedy Feet. The race was inspired by the 30th anniversary of the movie "A Christmas Story." The run took you back down Memory Lane to the movie set locations that made this movie famous. Runners dressed up like Ralphie, ran in a Leg Lamp Costume, and jogged in the Bunny Suit that Aunt Clara gave Ralphie for Christmas! Runners and spectators were even treated to hot, Rich [ ... read more ]
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