AUSTRALIA - ENGLISH
SPOT satellite technology keeps runners safe with tracking and SOS; family and friends can follow competitors in real-time.
Each of the semi-sufficient 300 participants will run with a SPOT Gen3 mounted on his/her backpack, allowing race organisers, emergency support teams, sponsors, family and friends to precisely track each runner's location online as they cross challenging terrain including snow fields and boulder scrambling.
The premier race for elite athletes, the Gran Trail Aneto Posets race starts at midnight on July 20th. Athletes run in darkness across 108km and climb nearly 7km in altitude between the two tallest peaks in the Pyrenees. With minimal mobile phone coverage in this remote area, satellite is the reliable only way to stay connected.
In case of an emergency, a competitor can simply press the SPOT Gen3's SOS button and precise location data is transmitted from the SPOT device to the race headquarters to quickly coordinate a rescue with local emergency support teams.