Spectators at Marathon races will be able to track the progress of their loved ones at every minute. London Marathon has launched an innovative tracking tool via their official app and online, which will allow friends and family to cheer as their supporter runs.
Powered by the technology firm TCS The app is available on iPhone and Android devices and can be downloaded via the Apple store or google play. Along with a detailed interactive map, the app also offers information of the race day. The map displays the start and finish area. Along with details of live band performances, pub venues, and leaderboard positions, the spectators can also have access to tracking online page which will show results on the race day. Moreover, users can search for runners by their surname or running number, information of which is updated at regular intervals of 5km. The app will also predict the runner’s expected place based on their pace. For the ones who cannot make it to the capital city to cheer their friends, can now virtually participate via the app.
The Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 will commence in the capital on Sunday, April 28 at 9 a.m. GMT. A special feature of the event are Elite Races. Wheelchair Elite Races, Women’s Elite Race, World Para Athletics Marathon World Cup ambulant races, the Elite Men’s Race, British Athletics & England Athletics Marathon Championships and Mass Race are among the major highlights. The audience will be able to track runners from 7 am on Sunday.