DM3 is an Enterprise that encourages sports market in Ecuador, owned by the Maruri Communications Group; it represents a Dutch enterprise, which is the worldwide leader in timed competitions: ChampionChip.
DM3 organizes marathons, triathlons and adventure races. Throughout the year, they arrange different distance races for the Guayas Triathlon Association (Triguayas.)
This company organizes the marathon of Guayaquil. This event, which is the most important athletics happening in the country, takes place every first Sunday of October. The marathon of Guayaquil is 42Km and 195 m distance; there are also competitions of half marathon distances and 10 Km.
The marathon has all the characteristics and requirements of an international competition, besides the International Athletics Federation officially certificates it. ChampionChip technology is put to use during competitions to evaluate the timing of the runners.
Extract from www.timingindia.com
The basis for the ChampionChip technology is the radio-frequency-identification system (RFID) from Texas Instruments, which is also used for security-locks in cars and admission control in buildings.
The success of the ChampionChip technology is achieved through the combination of synchronized multiple antennas, high-tech analog and digital electronics, and dedicated software for live bulk data handling.
ChampionChip is a miniature transponder in a specially designed plastic housing. This device contains a chip in combination with an energizing coil. These elements are encased in a waterproof glass capsule, meaning the ChampionChip can be used under all conditions (wet, dry, cold and hot).
The ChampionChip can be worn in different ways. For running races, the ChampionChip is attached to the runner’s shoelace. In triathlons it is attached to an ankle bracelet.
How Does The ChampionChip System Work?
The send and receive antennas are cast in thin tartan mats. These antenna mats are placed at the finish line and other timing locations. They are connected to a Yellow Box at the side of the road, containing electronics and batteries. Each time an athlete wearing a ChampionChip crosses the mats, the chip gets energized and sends out its ID-number. This number and corresponding time are then stored in the Yellow Box and transferred to a timing computer for further processing.
Marathon’s route includes the main restored zones of the city, which will help promote Guayaquil as a growing city.
Marathon of Guayaquil October 3rd (Sign up here for this competition)
Galapagos triathlon October 16th
10K Samborondon October 24th
When talking about marathons and triathlons, it is common to hear the word Ironman, an Ironman Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC). It consists of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bike and a marathon (26 miles 385 yards, 42.195 km) run, raced in that order and without a break. Most Ironman events have a strict time limit of 17 hours to complete the race, where the Ironman race starts at 7 AM, the mandatory swim cut off for the 2.4 mile swim is 2 hours 20 minutes, the bike cut off time is 5:30 PM, and all finishers must complete their marathon by midnight. The time limit to complete the race for Ironman Japan is 15 hours.
There are many “Ironmans” in Ecuador, here’s a list of them.