Thursday, May 20, 2010
Running fans in South Africa and across the world will again be able to follow the Comrades Marathon race coverage online at www.comrades.com this year, the 85th running of the historic race.
Apart from watching the coverage, courtesy of Mr Price, users will be able to see live Twitter feeds at #comradesm2010 and track runners with the “Track Your Runner” application, developed using Silverlight.
Silverlight is a free, cross-browser, cross-platform rich media plug-in and has become the platform of choice for delivering live and on demand streaming video of sporting events, including the 2008 Beijing Olympics on NBCOlympics.com, where 52.1 million people logged on to watch 9.9 million hours of video.
People wishing to watch the Comrades coverage online or use the “Track Your Runner” application will need to install the free Silverlight plug-in, which is a 5.6MB download available on www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/
· Watch the race on SABC 2 or watch online at www.comrades.com on Sunday, 30th May 2010
· Online race feed is from 5:10am-6pm (GMT+2)
· Follow us on Twitter with #comradesm2010 at http://twitter.com/comradesm2010
· Install the plugin at www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight