App Puts Treadmill Runners in a Real Race
It can track your steps — and get you to the finish line. The New Balance Falmouth Road Race in Massachusetts allowed runners to use a dedicated smartphone app to record their performance on treadmills, show them rolling video of the course and make their results official. It was a way to include thousands who couldn’t fit into Sunday’s 12,800-strong field — and others who couldn’t make it to Cape Cod. More than 80 people completed the virtual race, offering hope for countless thousands who are too busy running around to compete.