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Backstage at Barcelona Marathon

17,500 runners participated in the Zurich Marató de Barcelona on Sunday, March 10th. Bahrain’s Alemu Bekele finished first in 2:06:04 in this IAAF Bronze Label road race, timed with MYLAPS technology by our Spanish partner Chip Timing.

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Some facts:


✔ 17,500 participants
✔ Timed by Chip Timing with the MYLAPS BibTag System
✔ 8 meter EasyMat setup at 5km & 40km split point
✔ 30,000 EventApp users on race day
✔ Average app session duration: 20:28 min

EasyMat used for fast timeline setup

After the Hong Kong Marathon last month, the new MYLAPS EasyMat was again used at a large running event. This new mat ensures super-fast setup times. The cabling is integrated in the mat itself, so there’s hardly any manual handling needed.

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Used at 2 split points

‘Setting up the EasyMat went so fast, that we could first use it on the 5km split point and then had enough time to move it to the 40km split’
– Andreu Balbe
Chip Timing, Spanish timing company
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30,000 users in mobile EventApp on raceday

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The marathon organization offered the best event experience for athletes, fans and sponsors. With the mobile EventApp all participants could be followed live by their fans. This LiveTracking functionality was the most important feature, resulting in an average app session duration of 20:28 minutes! The app had an average rating of 4.8 (iOS) and 4.4 (Android) out of 5.

The Zurich Marató de Barcelona was timed with the MYLAPS BibTag system.

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