Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Live updates at New York City Triathlon, July 22

Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, Accenture will provide live updates during the NYC Tri. Updates will include individual participant progress and place, and streaming video of the finish line.

Go here to learn more about the system and/or to register for free email updates on race day.

Two cautions:
1. The NYC Tri starts at 5:50 a.m. on Sunday, July 22. My wave may begin anytime from 6:15 to 6:45, depending on how many waves they create and how far apart each wave starts. Meaning: your "live" email updates may be 2 - 3 hours old when you roll out of bed and turn on your computer.

2. The system may fail in bad weather. Last year, Accenture tried to run the live-tracking system at the Philadelphia Triathlon, but the system did not work because of the heavy rains the night before the race, and the heavy overcast the morning of the race. Maybe they've worked this out since last year?

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