On Saturday evening, the homepgage of www.stwm.ca will be converted to a feast of viewing, runner-tracking and an interactive “live” Blog for family and friends of participants in this year’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.
The live web broadcast will be available globally, and is being powered by Canada Running Series and www.Eventstream.ca. It will feature commentators Mihira Lakshman (editor-in-chief) and Michael Doyle (reporter) from Canadian Runningmagazine, and “shooters” from the tRANscend documentary team. tRanscend have just returned from Kenya and Chicago, where they have been filming 2012 Boston Marathon champion Wesley Korir (see Official ‘Teaser’ Trailer VIDEO). They will have five very powerful, state-of-the-art, digital cinema cameras out on the course filming for the STWM web broadcast; the Red Epic and it’s little brother the Red Scarlet, plus three Canon C300′s. These RED cameras were chosen by Peter Jackson to film the Hobbit, and were also used on The Amazing Spiderman and many more blockbuster films. The race will also be using leading-edge, high-definition LTE cellular technology, to transmit the broadcast from cameras to web.
The broadcast will kick off just before the marathon start and we will be fully live at about 8:15 am. It will end just before midday, after Ed Whitlock finishes the race and tries once again to make age-record history at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.
In addition to the broadcast, viewers will also be able to link from stwm.ca homepage on Race Day, to a “live” Blog, where they can interact with Canadian Running’s expert blogger, Scott Leitch.
There will be a third link to “live” Results, provided by MyLaps and Sportstats. There, spectators will be able to track progress of family and friends in the Marathon and Half marathon, through their “split times” when they cross the recording mats at 10K, 21.1K (halfway), 30K, 35K, 40K and the Finish lines of both races.
The “live” Blog and “Live” Results will continue until the race closes at 2:30pm.