Trek Women
August 24, 2007

Virtual Spectator

Cheerleader__cartoon_1 Fellow Trek Woman, Laura is doing her first triathlon this weekend  - The Accenture Chicago Triathlon.  While I wish I could be there to cheer her on, I have found the next best thing.  I will be a virtual spectator to her race with the help of Accenture's Triathlon Alert System.  I found out about this cool tool while watching a re-run of the 2006 Accenture Chicago Triathlon (like I said before - I love my Tivo!).

By visiting this link, I was able to quickly register how I wanted to get alerts (phone call, text message, e-mail) and pick the athlete(s) that I wanted to track.  Our very own Laura MacLean is bib # 5024.  On race day, I will get a text message to my cell phone telling me when Laura has finished the swim, another call when she has finished the bike and a call when she has finished the race.  You can also monitor the race via their website and see roughly where on the course an athlete is located.  Within 48 hours after the race, fans will be able to see video clips of athletes on the course.

So, while Laura is achieving yet another great accomplishment, I will be her loudly cheering virtual spectator!  "YOU GO GIRL!"

Cheer with me and be sure to check back and read her blog to hear her race story.



As you say, the Alert System is a spectacular tool to be a virtual supporter when it isn't possible to be present, physically. Knowing that others are there cheering you on is a huge help during the most challenging of moments. Great idea!!!

Posted by: Rick Lindsey | Aug 26, 2007 7:35:20 PM

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