3,782 hit by timing glitch at Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore
S'pore marathon event owner SSC says lessons to be learnt
Almost 4,000 participants at this year's Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) were affected by a fault in the timing system, event organiser Spectrum Worldwide revealed yesterday.
According to a spokesman for the event management company, 3,782 runners - or 7 per cent of the 54,000-strong field - were either wrongly disqualified or received inaccurate timings as a result of the glitch.
This prompted event owner the Singapore Sports Council to call for "lessons to be learnt".
Labelling the glitch "unfortunate", its strategic development and marketing group chief Toh Boon Yi added that "we have expressed our concern to the organiser".
NOT A FAULTY SYSTEM
The same system and operator have been deployed for the past two editions of the SCMS. The system is also utilised in many other major running events.
- Spectrum, race organiser, on the electronic timing system provided by ChronoTrack for the marathon
MORE CHANGES EXPECTED
Further refinements will be made to the results if necessary.
- Spectrum, on inaccurate results posted online