Marathon runner and Middleton resident Gretchen Fishman founded a company that makes silicon bands embossed with the split times runners need to hit in order to cross the finish line when they want. A runner trying to complete a marathon in 3 hours and 45 minutes, for instance, can get a bracelet bearing a pace chart for that exact time: 8 minutes, 35 seconds after 1 mile, 17:10 after 2, and so on. The bracelet is a simple complement to any stopwatch and is actually more foolproof than GPS, Fishman said. Her company, Pacebands, is now turning to Kickstarter to raise money to expand production, using a video from US marathoner Ryan Hall to promote the bands. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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