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AUG 2018

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www.sportseventsmagazine.com August 2018 15 t SPORTS Talk Tech Tools Below are tech tools recently introduced to the world of sports. Know of a cool tool or gadget? E-mail us at info@sportseventsmagazine.com. For Improved Performance App Allows Anyone to Rent Sports Gear t t Power Meter Lets Cyclists Train Like A Pro SAN FRANCISCO — Rental Pal is a new mobile app that allows sports enthusiasts or businesses to rent sports gear wherever and whenever they want, near where they live, work, or travel. Through geotargeting, the app can be used by sports shops or consumers to make gear available for rent. The mobile app is available for iPhone, iPod Touch and on iPad devices. Rental Pal for renters can be downloaded in the iTunes store. Individuals post gear that's available to rent and users can search by city, dates available, price and gear type. Users message the owner and set up a pick-up date before booking the gear and paying by credit card or PayPal. For sports enthusiasts, go to the settings and switch to enthusiast to load a picture of the gear available. The app is currently available in California and Hawaii, and will soon be available nationwide. n THE NETHERLANDS — 1Q 2 (iQsquare) has developed a next-generation cycling tool that the company said improves performance over existing power-meter options and is more economical to allow beginners, amateurs and professional road cyclists, mountain bikers and triathletes to improve performance by measuring, analyzing and managing leg power on the pedals. The device mounts between the crank and pedal and runs on a standard battery. The power meter can then be connected to any universal bike computer or sports app through Bluetooth and ANT+. Prices start at $199. n More information: visit rentalpal.me Events IRONMAN Wisconsin Returns to Madison MADISON, Wisc. — The 2018 IRONMAN Wisconsin and the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games return to Madison this year. The 2018 IRONMAN Wisconsin is set for Sept. 9 and will feature a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2- mile run, ending in downtown Madison. The event has been hosted by the city for 16 years and has been renewed through 2021, according to Travel Wis- consin and Sports Wisconsin. Other Wisconsin events scheduled for this summer and fall include the Major League Quidditch National Championships, Aug. 18 – 19 in Middleton; the USAFL National Championships (U.S. Australian Rules Football League, Oct. 13 – 14 in Racine; the Para World Sailing Cham- pionship in Sheboygan, Sept. 16 – 22; and the NCAA Divi- sion I Cross Country National Championships, Nov. 17 in Madison. NYC & Company Busy with Landmark Sporting Events Through September New York, N.Y. — NYC & Company, the official destina- tion marketing organization of New York City, continues its busy summer lineup of sporting events that draw fans from around the world. The WWE SummerSlam returns to the Barclays Center for the fourth consecutive summer for wrestling on Aug. 19. Then the US Open Tennis Championship returns Aug. 27 – Sept. 9 for the largest tennis championship in the United States as it celebrates 40 years in Flushing, Queens, to show off a $600 million renovation at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Before tournament play, fans can participate in US Open Fan Week, a festival of a qualifying tournament, open practices with tennis stars, Queens Day and Arthur Ashe Kids' Day Celebrations. This summer, the AVP New York City Open (volleyball), Belmont Stakes Racing Festival (horse racing), the U.S. Open Golf Champion- ship at Shinnecock Hills, the 2018 Qatar Airways New York City E-Prix (racing), the International Champions Cup (soccer) and the Overwatch League Final all took place in New York and surrounding areas. n More information: www.iqsquare.com

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