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Monday
Jun042018

MyAthlete Live is for entertainment purposes only

PLEASE READ: MyAthlete Live is for entertainment purposes only and not the books and records of a race. Yes we have some cool technology that shows you where your athlete is during their race and we strive to calculate race statistics with our funky algorithms all independent of the event . . . but in the end we are . . . for entertainment purposes only. 

 

MyAthlete Live should be viewed as another tool to make endurance races into a spectator sport. For an Ironman you’ll get hundreds to over a thousand updates on your athlete’s progress during their race while they are in cellular coverage. It is a mixture of technologies; GPS, Cellular Data and some pretty cool algorithms that take a bunch of data and does its best to show where the athlete is and their race stats. 

 

Yet so much is beyond our control. The GPS satellites so many thousands of miles above us, the cellular data network (or the lack of it), cellular networks being flooded by congested crowds of people and how an athlete wears the Shadow GPS (or even remembers to turn it on). Use it as a tool and enjoy it as another form of entertainment on race day to be a part of your athlete’s journey.

Thursday
Sep182014

September 20-12, 2014 Races

Races across these United States this coming weekend.  Enjoy the beginning of this fall weather, lay it all out on the line and enjoy your journey!

  • IRONMAN MARYLAND, SEP-20
  • REDMAN 70.3, SEP-20
  • IRONMAN PRINCETON 70.3, SEP-21
  • OMAHA MARATHON, SEP-21
  • IRONMAN LAKE TAHOE, SEP-21
  • IRONMAN LAKE TAHOE 70.3, SEP-21
  • HERBALIFE TRI (FULL), SEP-21
  • PORTLAND SPRINT TRI, SEP-21

 

Monday
Sep082014

We are unable to accept anymore orders for the weekend of September 19-21.

We are unable to accept anymore orders for the weekend of September 19-21.  While the online shopping service we use will allow you to enter an order,  we will not collect any payment and cancel any orders after 9/8/2014 that are submitted for the 9/19-21 weekend.  We will be away at a race this coming weekend of 9/12-15 and will be unable to process any new orders for the weekend of 9/19-21 in a timely manner.  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your continued business and support. 

Thursday
Sep042014

Races are loaded for this beautiful September 2014 weekend. Take all that training, get psyched, give it your all and have an awesome journey!  

PLEASE read the information sheets we sent you via e-mail and share the information with your friends and Family especially about cellular coverage.  Far out on the bike there are some dead cell areas and without the cell towers you will not be live but once you come back into tower range you’ll pop back up.  The city of Madison will be very tight on the run and swarming with 10,000 extra spectators, which will flood the cell towers and in turn will impact the speed of data to their phones.  Tell them at the race to find some Wi-FI hot spots to walk into (Coffee places for example) to get better updates.  Or go out on a far area of the run course where there are not hundreds and thousands of other people within eye shot.  This is described in our FAQ section.  If there is congestion tell them to look at the time stamp on your stats and then at the current time to see if there is a delay and adjust how far ahead they should look for you.  MyAthlete Live is a tool and not the books and records.  When used as a tool it is extremely helpful for those at the race. 

 

  • ALUMINUM MAN TRI , SEP-06
  • BIKE MS VERNON WA, SEP-06
  • CLOSER TO FREE CENTURY RIDE, SEP-06
  • DIAMONDMAN CHALLENGE TRI, SEP-06
  • IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, SEP-07
  • IRONMAN MUSKOKA 70.3, SEP-07
  • IRONMAN WISCONSIN, SEP-07
  • NATIONS TRIATHLON, SEP-06
  • REV 3 CEDAR POINT FULL TRI, SEP-07
  • REV 3 CEDAR POINT HALF TRI, SEP-07
  • WHITE LAKE TRI, SEP-06

 

Thursday
Aug142014

Races coming up this weekend of August 16-17, 2014

  • LEADVILLE TRAIL 100, AUG-16
  • HITS SERIES TRI  WACONIA MN, AUG-16
  • TOUGHMAN ALABAMA, AUG-16
  • IRONMAN LAKE STEVENS 70.3, AUG-17
  • TIMBERMAN 70.3, AUG-17
  • IRONMAN MONT TREMBLANT, AUG-17
Tell your friends and family that: 
  1. MyAthlete™ Live is just another tool in the spectator tool belt.  That MAL is not the books and records and it is for entertainment only.  
  2. This is a cellular based technology so if you go into an area with no cell towers, you’ll stop updating.   But once you get back into cell range your position will pop back up on the map.  
  3. The maps are drawn as best as we can interpret them from the race web sites which for some, especially Ironman, are really hard to interpret.  As such they are not always accurate in exact course and distance.  Hence  “for entertainment only”.    
  4. The races are loaded Thursday evening the weekend before the race (tonight).  
  5. You won’t show up on the mobile App until the race is under way AND you are in motion on the bike.  
  6. They should NOT freak out if you stop reporting.  This can happen if the Shadow slides under your stomach on the bike, gets covered by gel packs, flips around on a bump so the body is blocking the antenna, gets dropped or as all technology it breaks and stops transmitting.  If this happens they should use other tools available such as Ironman Live.  
  7. If at the race they are getting slow updates tell them to look around.  If they see hundreds or thousands od people standing in eye sight then all those peoples smartphones are congesting the cellular network slowing down their access to the internet which is a carrier issue.  The day before the race they should scope out WiFi Hot Spots like coffee shops to be able to step into during the day to get fresh updates.  

Good luck to all and enjoy your journeys!


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