Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) Assistant Professor Tim Gorichanaz, PhD was recently featured in Outside Magazine on his technology predictions regarding one of America’s fastest-growing sports — ultrarunning.
Ultrarunning, also known as ultramarathoning or ultra distance running, is categorized as a competitive footrace lasting longer than the traditional marathon distance (approximately 26 miles and 385 yards). Historically, according to Gorichanaz, ultrarunning race results were posted online, sometimes days after the event. Now, with the growing popularity of livestreaming, ultrarunning enthusiasts and spectators can follow along in real time. Gorichanaz provides his comments and predictions about the impacts of new technology — including artificial intelligence — on the future of ultrarunning.