Water zapped marathon runners' time chips
As some runners in Saturday's 33rd Grandma's Marathon poured water on themselves to keep cool, they inadvertently disabled chips attached to their shoes that were meant to record finishing times.
That's the evaluation of John Magnuson of St. Paul, owner of ChampionChip Minnesota, a company contracted by Grandma's Marathon since 2001. He said marathon officials and his company have been contacted by about 150 runners whose times were not immediately available after the race.
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