September 25, 2012

Oslo Marathon

The famous Oslo Marathon in Norway was timed by Ultimate Timing Service using Ultra and disposable transponders placed on the back of the race bibs. Close to 17,500 runners participated in one of five different distances with the winner of the blue ribbon event, the marathon being Øystein Sylta in the mens event in 2:25:42 and Marthe Katrine Myhre in the women’s.

Most of the larger events in Scandinavia are now moving from the old low frequency technology to the latest UHF disposable transponder system Ultra due to the excellent reliability and ease of use with low cost tags. Ultimate Timing Service expects 90% of their running and cycle events to move to Ultra in 2013.

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