Monday, September 26, 2016

35,000 Marathon Runners Mapped

Over 35,000 people completed yesterday's Berlin Marathon. You can see how every one of those competitors fared in an animated map of the race, created by the Berliner Morgenpost.

The Berlin Marathon 2016 map animates every single runner in the Berlin Marathon on top of a map of the race's route. As the animation plays out you can watch all 35,827 of the athletes as they complete the course.

Buttons at the bottom of the map allow you to filter the runners shown on the map by gender. You can also filter the runners shown on the map by the home town of each competitor. So, for example, if you want to see how the 23 runners from San Francisco fared in this year's Berlin marathon you just need to type 'San Francisco' into the map search box. The runners from San Francisco will then be highlighted on the map. The average time of all the runners from San Francisco will also be displayed on the map.

The animated map of the Berlin Marathon 2016 was created using the PixiJS HTML5 engine.

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