New app aims to connect runners, spectators at Pittsburgh Marathon

The Pittsburgh Marathon announced Tuesday morning it would use an interactive running app for the first time in this year’s race.
James Harris, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, developed the RaceJoy app that runners will use. Harris said he began competing in marathons and triathlons eight years ago and struggled to find an easy way to communicate with his wife and daughters who would come to cheer him on. Two years ago, he created RaceJoy to solve the problem.