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Globalstar’s SPOT Gen3 used by Athletes in the 2016 MARATHON DES SABLES

By [email protected] - 19th April 2016 - 13:38

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd. has announced that its affordable SPOT Gen3 safety device will be integral to the safety and security of 1,250 athletes competing in the MARATHON DES SABLES 2016 (MDS), the world’s most extreme running race taking place 8-18 April 2016 in Morocco. Each of the 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. During the race in 2015, the first year SPOT Gen3 was used, the MDS team was able to precisely locate 18 competitors in distress and quickly dispatch rescue personnel. Similar to last year, all race marshals will carry the small, rugged devices, and they will also be outfitted on security vehicles, medical vehicles and helicopters. (Image: Copyright Marathon Des Sables 2015)