*Photo Credit: World Triathlon Corporation
A Championship Event
IRONMAN Brazil will host the 2015 IRONMAN Latin American Championship in Florianopolis on May 31. With 2,000 registered participants from 36 countries, this 140.6 mile event “offers a scenic course and sparkling beaches, which have been attracting athletes from all over the world for over 15 years,” quotes IRONMAN organizers. Brazil is now host to four IRONMAN events each year.
LATIN SPORTS Ironclad Timing
Based out of Sao Paulo, Carlos Galvao’s LATIN SPORTS will be timing IRONMAN Brazil for the fifth consecutive year. In addition to this Championship event, LATIN SPORTS also times IRONMAN Fortaleza, IRONMAN 70.3 Brasilia and IRONMAN 70.3 Foz do Aguacu, all in Brazil
LATIN SPORTS will be using IPICO Sports Elite Readers, non-slip timing mats and power antennae to track the position of athletes along the course as well as in and out of transition. This year’s event will feature IPICO’s Power Tags. These timing tags offer a higher read reliability that accommodates speeds up to 70 km/hr (43.5 mph), easily capturing the high-speed cycling performance of triathlon professionals. The waterproof casing of the Power Tag also withstands saltwater and high/low temperatures, making it ideal for open water triathlons in tropical climates.
ACTIVE | IPICO’s Winning Solutions
Whether timing a local sprint triathlon or an IRONMAN event, timing participants accurately and providing them with split times and transition times is no humble task. IPICO Sports triathlon timing system is designed to be simple to set up, easy to use, and produce the most accurate results. IPICO timing equipment has been used to record championship events all over the globe from IRONMAN Brazil to Abbott World Marathon Major events like the Tokyo Marathon and Virgin Money London Marathon.
Athletes also used ACTIVE solutions via active.com to register for the IRONMAN Latin American Championship event. As the Official Registration Partner and Official Global Sponsor of IRONMAN, ACTIVE serves the needs of triathletes by offering race registration solutions through a single, global technology platform for IRONMAN’s nearly 190 events worldwide.
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