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04 Oct 2011

London inaugurates the Mondotrack

A major event opens to the public to present the new stadium and the Mondotrack

Recently held in London was one of the highlights of all the pre-Olympic period, the official presentation of the track to be used for all track and field events in the 2012 London Olympics. The best British athletes and children of the local school West Ham Church Primary School in Newham were able to see and test the track produced by Mondo - Mondotrack FTX, laid in August 2011. "This is a milestone for us - Seb Coe commented, Chairman of LOCOG - seeing the Olympic Stadium come to life is very exciting. Then to see the best British athletes out on the track with the children of a school gives a good idea of the role that this facility will have after 2012. "Red, combined with the gray color for the outer areas, with a dimension out of the ordinary, with a total area of 16,000 square meters, the track affects mainly for its technical specifications, 2008 in Beijing contributed to the achievement of less than 38 records among the world's Olympic and continent category, without regard to the various personal records. With a thickness of about 13.5 mm, Mondotrack surfaces is one of the world's fastest and has been certified to ensure the highest level in the classification of surfaces suitable to host the Olympics and Paralympics (Level 1). "It's been 34 years from our first participation, Montreal 1976 - said Maurizio Stroppiana, Managing Director of Mondo SpA - Still the emotion it elicits to see our beautiful track installed in the place where the Olympic Games will take place is always greater than that previously experienced. "