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.