A dead battery in a timing device at the end of the downhill ski leg of Ski to Sea means that race times won't be available for a couple days, according to race officials.
The device had been left on all night by an employee for the timing company after a training session Saturday, May 26, and was dead Sunday, said Pete Coy, race director and president of Whatcom Events, which puts on the race.
Race staff have sent emails to runners and downhill skiers to see who recorded their own time for the legs. From there, staff will try to reconstruct the leg using information from back-up timers who recorded the sequence of competitors coming in. The process will take a couple days to get results, but they won't be perfect.
"We'll probably never be completely accurate because we just don't have the data," Coy said.
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