Ski to Sea officials still updating race results; should be official by end of week

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMay 27, 2013 

The 2013 Ski to Sea race may be over, but official results likely won't be available until the end of the week, according to race officials.

Online results from Sunday's race were about 80 percent correct on Monday, May 27, Race Director Pete Coy said. Results had lagged for the last two legs of the race on Sunday and had errors for some teams.

"There were a couple snags along the way, but in general the devices worked pretty well," Coy said of the timing chips used in this year's race.

The way the timing system worked this year, the times from the chips were automatically sent to the web right away for people to follow the race online. So for any devices that didn't work correctly, those incorrect or incomplete times were sent to the web, and they have to be corrected manually, Coy said.

There were also several back-ups for timing at each leg this year - including video cameras and people writing down times - to prevent last year's timing failure, which left many teams without official results.

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