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November 2007

I lent the Sony GPS to my friend Sean Hartnett, who is a photographer and marathon correspondent for Track and Field News and The Kenyan Athlete.  At the NYC Marathon, he was on a lead vehicle photographing the elite men.  The GPS worked!  Watch the slideshow below or click through to see the photos geotagged in Picasa. All photos copyright Sean Hartnett, 2007.


Click here to see Sean's photos on a Picasa Google Map:

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A perfect day for a marathon this year in New York.  I had a great view of the start. 


Below is a movie clip of the start, taken with the Sony GC1 Net-Sharing Cam.  The start cannon was a powerful blast.  Notice the camera shake when the start cannon goes off (even with the camera's stability feature enabled).



Elite men at the start...



FDNY and NYPD challenge at the start...



High five...



26.2 miles to go...



40,000 going on to the bridge...



Cheering on Swedish runners...


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I had a blast on Saturday in New York watching the qualifying race for the 2008 men’s Olympic marathon team.  The course was about five laps in Central Park, so it was a great race for spectators.


I brought my camera and the GPS with me.  It is easy to get turned around in Central Park, so it was great to have the location information attached to the photos.  When I viewed the photos after the race, I could see where I was when they were taken.


I am still learning the camera (Sony DSC-W80) and am trying to find the best settings for taking “action” shots with moving objects (runners).  Does anyone have any suggestions?


Below is a video of Ryan Hall, the winner, at mile 19.


Additional Links: Course map Results Recap Website Video





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I will be using and reviewing the Sony GPS-CS1KA camera at running events in Chicago and around the country, including the 2008 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials and the ING New York City Marathon.

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