On the XC-skiing race Birkebeinerrennet 2008 March 15th with about 10.000 finishers Sportsim conducted a successful live test during the race. Visitors to the live test site could follow racers during their performance. The new service has earlier been developed to play with the Google Earth client, but was now tied in with Google Maps. Google Maps makes the service more usable as visitors only use their browser.
With this new service people can take out the guess about how racers are performing and where they are located in the course. This is something friends and family will appreciate.