The International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) is proud to announce a brand new venture for 2015 with luxury sport watch manufacturer Alpina Watches, a Swiss family-owned company manufacturing exceptionally robust mechanical and connected athletic watches engineered and constructed to withstand extreme natural environments, particularly at high altitudes — that the ideal game for skyrunning.
An integral element of this partnership between Alpina along with the ISF is the Alpina Smart Time Prize, which will award exceptional performance by participants according to this”Smart Time Formula”. The formula is based timing in the maximum stage of this race with a bonus awarded to older and younger opponents, putting everyone in the exact same level, irrespective of their last race result.
Marino Giacometti, ISF President and skyrunning founder, states,”With Alpina, we analyzed an exclusive formulation to reward runners’ performance in accordance with a smart equalizing algorithm. In this game the rewards do not just come from touching the skies! We are very happy to have the ability to encourage all participants with this additional prize which corrects performance to the era of the athlete.”
Guido Benedini, Alpina CEO, remarks,”Innovation, when combined with intention, becomes advancement. In Alpina Watches innovations are solely dedicated to serve the operational and design needs of those individuals challenging the toughest places on earth – such as the Alpine summits – home to Skyrunning. The best example is that our new Horological Smartwatch. We are proud to associate with the ISF, which will be leading the phenomenal international growth of road running”