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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: [ ... 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 ]
Ipico Sports Timers Rule The Cross Country World
Ipico Sports timers rule the Cross Country world using Ipico equipment coupled with Finish Lynx. The NCAA Division I and II were brilliantly timed by IPICO SPORTS TIMERS - PRIME TIME TIMING (Sean Gavigan) and BRANCH SPORTS TECHNOLOGY (Cody Branch). NCAA MEN'S and WOMEN'S DIVISION 1 Cross-Country Championships 2013 November 23rd, 2013 Terre Haute, Indiana Oregon’s Edward Cheserek produced a stunning result as he came back after getting dropped and won the 2013 men’s individual crown in convincing fashion, braving sub-freezing temperatures, strong winds, and a muddy course. In the process, he defeated Texas Tech senior Kennedy Kithuka, who was looking to end his collegiate career undefeated in cross country. [ ... read more ]
IASB Conference
IPICO Sports Sales Representatives Kevin McBain and Justin Hopper were in attendance this past weekend for the 2013 Joint Annual Conference of the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) in Chicago, Illinois with the purpose of promoting its newest reader system; the FiT Reader . The FiT Reader is a versatile, efficient and lower cost timing solution designed for scholastic use in a variety of different applications including sports conditioning, the Pacer Test, 1 mile run, shuttle runs, etc… More than 9,000 public school leaders attended the annual conference with the focus on improving and strengthening Illinois’ public schools. IPICO Sports aims to improve scholastic fitness moving forward with a [ ... 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 ]
Mountain Bike – Roc d’Azur
Roc d'Azur This year on October 13, the Roc d'Azur marked a new attendance record with over 20,000 participants in the South of France. With 26 races on the program, the event brings together all disciplines of mountain biking family and also hosts a triathlon race. This Sunday, October 13 , the outcome of an intensive sprint, the French Miguel Martinez won his third Roc d' Azur, sixteen years after his first victory in 1997 , and seven years after that second date in 2004. Martinez finished the 56km race in the heart of the Massif des Maures , in 2 hours 14 minutes and 59 seconds , beating the German champions Milatz Moritz , winner of the Roc in 2011 , and the formidable Czech Jaroslav Kulhavy . The Olympic [ ... read more ]
Great Scottish Run
Haile Gebrselassie wins Great Scottish Run on October 6th 2013 in a new Course Record Timed by HS Sports using IPICO SPORTS EQUIPMENT- in Glascow, Scotland (birthplace of IPICO CEO, Gordon Westwater) Photo of Gordon Westwater and Haile Gebrselassie Scotland’s largest mass participation sporting event welcomed a record number of participants this weekend with almost 30,000 taking part across three days of events for all ages and abilities. The half marathon, which had 11,500 entrants, was won by Gebrselassie, closely followed by Emmanuel Bett of Kenya in 01:01:40 and Ayad Lamdassem of Spain in 01:01:59. The first woman over the line was Scottish athlete Susan Partridge in a time of 01:10:40. She was followed [ ... read more ]
Bupa Great North Run
More than 55,000 runners raised millions for charity and completed the 13.1-mile course in the Great North Run 2013. Fans from around the world have come to watch friends, family and even a celeb or two, take part in the half marathon in what is one of the biggest sporting calendar events of the year. Priscah Jeptoo caused a major surprise at the Bupa Great North Run, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday September 15, 2013 when she beat Ethiopian superstars Meseret Defar and Tirunesh Dibaba and clocked 1:05:45, the third-fastest time ever time at the distance. Defar held on to second place in 1:06:09 while Dibaba was third in 1:06:56. France’s Christelle Daunay was the first European home in fourth place [ ... read more ]
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