Tracking Race Times
1964 Seiko launches its new electronic automated timing system with a photo-finish mechanism, improving accuracy to 1/100th of a second.
1980s Transponder or RFID timing is designed using radio frequency via a chip placed on the athlete to record times at antenna points.
2008 Photo finish equipment captures 3,000 photos per second to track winners in races.
1950s onwards Lighter and flatter track shoes are designed to find the perfect balance of optimal grip and comfort.
2012 Athletic apparel starts to measure heart rate, respiratory activity, posture, speed and weight distribution.
Today New clothing is being designed to wick sweat away from the body by evaporation instead of absorbing it.