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Eastern Ky. gym tests new electronic timing system

PRESTONSBURG, KY. (WYMT) - The 'Chase the Bunny 5K' was held to test out Pro-Fitness Multi Sports' new electronic chip timing system.

There is a small chip in each runner's bib that is scanned when they cross the finish line. Owners say no one in the area has ever had a system like this.

Don Fields explains. "We've done a lot of races over the years but we have always had to time them by hand and it always takes a long time to get the results. This system electronically times each person and results are instantaneous almost and we can print out different types of reports."

Fields says they will also use the chip system for cycling events, duathlons, and hopefully even triathlons.

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