Looking like a visitor from outer space, Joseph Tame ran the entire race with a rather interesting configuration of two iPhone 3s, two iPhone 4s, and an iPad, all feeding his command center, and interested followers, with audio, video, and various data regarding his run.
The iRun Rig
The iRun, as he calls it, “…features four iPhones on rotatable mounts, an iPad, an Android handset, three mobile wifi routers, a wind turbine (ok, so it’s a kid’s fan that turns around…), a 4-in-one atmospheric monitor, a heart monitor, a plastic doughnut and of course the very important satellite dish for high-speed data connectivity (cunningly crafted from a bird-feeding dish).“
The device, or should I say devices, provided live broadcast video, and streaming data regarding his location, pace, heart rate, the outside temperature, humidity, and noise levels. Joseph hopes that Apple will some day want to sell the iRun, although I am not sure that it’s quite up to Steve Jobs’ design standards. Then again, Joseph does seem to have a sense of humor so perhaps the comment was for our entertainment:
In case you are interested, Joseph successfully completed the Marathon saying via twitter (@tamegoeswild) “Wow guys we did it! Thank you so much! An unforgettable experience.”