The Jones Counter: recalling the introduction of a device that revolutionised course measurement

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The Jones Counter: recalling the introduction of a device that revolutionised course measurement

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Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic hundreds of elite athletes along with tens of millions of recreational runners were pounding the pavement in road races around the world each year. From the world’s most prestigious events like the New York City Marathon or the World Athletics Championships and Olympic Games to the modest small town 5k - they depend on an obscure mechanical device to ensure the accuracy of the course: the Jones Counter.

Source: https://worldathletics.org/news/feature ... easurement
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