Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wired and weird:

Marathon man hooks himself up to four iPhones and two smartphones to broadcast every painful step of Tokyo race on web

Mail online reports
An inventive marathon runner has created a curious contraption to help him share every step of his race experience with thousands of online supporters.

Joseph Tame, 33, plans to run the Tokyo marathon on Sunday hooked-up to his 'iRun', a homemade gadget which will stream the entire 26.2 miles live to social networking sites.
Media producer Joseph said: 'I really love mobile technology and wanted to create a citizen's broadcast of a major sporting event, such as the marathon.

'Watching it on television doesn't give a true impression to the viewer whereas this will make the experience much more real.'