The pacing light has been brought back to athletics. In 1973-1974, the ITA, an attempt at pro athletics in the United States, the meets used pacing lights. This summer, the NN running team used pacing lights in the 5,000m and 10,000m record attempts.
Pacing light welcomed
MONACO (MON): World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said he has “no problems” with the pacing light system officially introduced this season and used to support a slew of recent track world records. Informs insidethegames. The Wavelight technology involves clusters of LEDs moving along the inside rim of the track offering guides to existing world- or area-record pace, and targeted pace to break those records, differentiated by different colours. “Our one-day meetings are really about entertainment – let’s not be coy about it. And I think Wavelight, that allows people in the stadium, people on television, to understand a little bit more about the extraordinary talent, the extraordinary speeds that our competitors are running at, actually lends the type of understanding that I want,” Coe said at Gdynia press conference.