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SPOT satellite tracking selected for competitors of Marathon Des Sable 

By [email protected] - 23rd March 2015 - 13:52

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd, has announced that its SPOT Gen3 safety device has been selected to track and protect all participants in MARATHON DES SABLES 2015 (MDS), the worldâs most extreme running race. Globalstar has secured an agreement with the MDS Organising Committee that will see all participants in âThe Toughest Foot Race on Earthâ benefit from SPOTâs tracking and safety capabilities for three years, up to and including the running of MDS 2017. Every one of the 1,450 extreme athletes will carry the SPOT Gen3, a rugged, pocket-sized low-priced personal GPS messenger that helps users stay connected via satellite even where there is poor or no GSM signal. Now in its 30th edition, MDS is a gruelling multi-stage adventure through a highly challenging landscape in one of the worldâs most inhospitable climates - the Sahara desert.