Broadcast RF travelled to New Delhi this year for coverage of the Delhi Half Marathon. We sent three RF engineers, accompanied by two chase bike transmit systems, two building receive systems and one point to point in order to achieve as much coverage as possible.
Ran for the eighth year in 2012, both elite athletes and mass public participants were involved. Although the race was established under a decade ago there have already been several sub-one hour times recorded because the majority of the course is very flat. As per previous years, the course started and finished at the Nehru Stadium.
The 2012 men’s race saw Edwin Kipyego cross the line in 1:00:15, 12 seconds ahead of his closest opponent Leonard Langat. The men’s results in 2012 seemed generally slow in comparison to results last year, where Geoffrey Mutai from Kenya finished the men’s race in 59:38, over half a minute faster that this year’s winner.
In the women’s event Lucy Wangui Kabuu of Kenya finished in 1:07:04, running a personal best in the Half Marathon event. Kabuu and her three closest competitors all finished within 23 seconds of each other, all ran PB’s, and all finished in a time that would have won them the race a year ago. African athletes took the first 11 spots in the men’s race and the first 16 spots in the women’s race, completely dominating the race in all.
Our engineers travelled to site with plenty of time to ensure that the rig was perfect. Thanks to this we achieved 99% coverage of the 22km course all together with next to nothing in terms of break up and signal loss.
Photos of the Broadcast RF at The Delhi Half Marathon to follow…