Ironman Europe and Mylaps sign three-year agreement

The newest chip was recently used at IM 70.3 Dubai. (Picture: press release IM)

Ironman Europe and Mylaps Sports Timing have announced a three-year agreement for race timing services. Mylaps says that participants at about 30 Ironman races across Europe will be “ensured of the latest developments in timekeeping.”

Many Ironman race directors and participants are familiar with the Mylaps timing technology, which has been used at numerous Ironman races across the globe. Founded in 1982, Mylaps started automatic sports timing. It develops technology that is used all over the world – including everything from the Olympics to MotoGP to locals races.

The latest partnership will see Ironman Europe work together with the timing staff from Mylaps Event Timing, supported by local Mylaps timing partners across Europe. These races will be timed with the ProChip System. According to Mylaps this is “the standard for high-speed sports with an accuracy up to 0.003 seconds.”

The newly launched ProChip Smart Decoder is claimed to be the smallest and lightest timing decoder in the industry. This setup was recently used at Ironman 70.3 Dubai in March.

Stefan Lenhart, Director of Technical Operation at Ironman Europe, said “The iconic Ironman series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. We strive to offer the ultimate experience to our athletes. Accurate and reliable timing data are a crucial element of the race experience for participants and their followers.”