Sunday, June 5, 2011
Where is Randy?
We just found out that the RAAM has a new sponsor, MyAthlete. MyAthelete provides athlete tracking along event courses.. At the moment we're not sure how this is going to work out, but the theory is that you will be able to follow Randy's location in near-real time online.
The way athlete tracking works is that each athlete wears a tracking device. The device uses GPS to get location data and sends it to the website via cell phone. Because cell phone coverage is lacking along some parts of the route, it may look like Randy has stopped for a long time. Once he gets back into cell coverage, it will look like he traveled a Looooong way instantly. Once they get RAAM on the events page you will be able to track Randy's location here http://www.myathletelive.com/events.
But to know what is happening wherever Randy is, read this blog :-)
Posted by LAH at 6/05/2011