What is a professional pacemaker and why don’t we see them at the finish line of a race?
What is a professional pacemaker and why don’t we see them at the finish line of a race? A professional Pacer or Pacemaker is frequently employed by race organizers for world record attempts with specific instructions for lap times. Some athletes have essentially become professional pacemakers. A competitor who chooses the tactic of leading in order to win is called a front-runner rather than a pacemaker. This is according to Wikipedia. The NY Times recently explored the profession of Pacers or Pacemaking and followed Erik Sowinski on his journey being a Pacer or as it is sometimes called a rabbit. A Read More »