... AND BEAUTIFUL!
MONDO Tracks aren’t just fast, they’re beautiful too!
That’s what Ed Eyestone, head of Track&Field @Brigham Young University, proudly declares when he talks about having the best view in all the United States.
Thank you, sir!
AND SIR MO BOWS OUT ON TOP
Here a wrap up of what happened the past weekend:
- 1 U20 Indoor Record
- 2 European Records
- 5 National Records
- 3 PB
Torun – Poland | Mondo Permanent Banked Track
60m Hurdles - Ewa Swoboda: World U20 Indoor Record (8:00)
Birmingham – UK | Mondo Permanent Banked Track
On the this track two European records were broken: 1000m (W) and 5000m (M).
The protagonists were Maria Mutola and Mo Farah; particularly for Mo this was his last effort of its huge indoor sports career. Here are his words after the race:
“I can’t quite believe it is my last race but.. it is something that must come to an end. It is weird thinking about it... in particular on this track where I have broken so many records.”
1000m – Laura Miur: European Record with 2:31.93
5000m – Mo Farah: European Record with 13:09.16
800m - Lynsey Sharp: Scottish National Record with 2:00.30
800m - Sanne Verstegen: Dutch National Record with 2:38.72
3000m - Hellen Obiri: Kenyan National Record with 8:29.41
3000m – Sifan Hassam: Dutch National Record with 8:30.76
1500m - Ryan Gregson: Australia National Record with 3:36.50
1500m - Ben Blankenship: WL mark with 3:36.42
60m – Elanie Thompson: WL mark with 6.98
60m Hurdles – Andy Pozzi: WL mark with 7.43
800m – Maria Mutola: PB with 2:00.42
400m – Laviai Nilesen: PB with 51.90
Long Jump – Jazmin Sawyer: PB with 6,71
In 2018 this track will host the IAAF World Indoor Championship
Ancona – Itlay | Mondo Permanent Banked Track
3000m walk – Antonella Palmisano: WL mark with 12:08.83
As expected, athletes competing on Mondo tracks this weekend blazed to glory. Here all the results:
- 13 World Leads
- 5 Records (both national and meet records)
- 1 U20 World Record
Here is a list of some of the records that were set.
TORUN, Poland - Copernicus Cup | Mondo Portable Modultrack
1500m - Genzebe Dibaba: after breaking the world 2000m record on Tuesday on the Mondo protable Modultrack in Sabadell (Spain) she set a world-leading mark of 3:58.80
60m - Ronnie Baker: world leading mark with 6.46
800m - Joanna Jozwik: new Polish indoor record with1:59.29
NEW YORK, NY - Millrose Games | Mondo Permanent Banked Track
800m – Ajee Wilson: American indoor record, 1:58.27
Mile - Sifan Hassan: world lead and meet record, 4:19.89
1500m - Sifan Hassan: world lead, 4:03.05
2 Miles - Ben True: world lead, 8:11.33
3000m - Ryan Hill: a world lead, 7:40.80
500m - Courtney Okolo: American indoor record, 1:07.34
300m - Shaunae Miller: world lead and national record, 35.71
800m – Samantha Watson: American high school record, 2:01.28
Pole Vault - Ekaterini Stefanidi: world lead, 482
Pole Vault - Armand Duplantis: world junior indoor record, 576
CLEMSON, SC - Tiger Paw Invitational | Mondo Permanent Banked Track
400m - Fred Kerley: world lead, 45.02
200m - Christian Coleman: world lead, 20.46
800m - Jazmine Fray: college record, 2:00.69
4x400 – Jaevin Reed, Danyel White, Jazmine Fray and Kadecia Baird: season leading, 3:29.74
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Dan Kirby Invitational | Mondo Portable Banked Track
60m - Hannah Cunliffe: collegiate and world lead, 7.07
200m - Hannah Cunliffe: facility record, 22.60
FAYETTEVILLE, AK - Tyson Invitational | Mondo Permanent Banked Track
400m – Tyrese Cooper: fastest ever indoor by an U18 athlete, 46.01
Pole Vault – Chris Nilson: US junior indoor record, 5.70
During this past weekend athletes competed on Mondo Tracks as well at the following events:
- ATHLONE, Ireland - Irish University Indoor Championships
- VALENCIA, Spain – National Meet
- KIRCHBERG, Lux – International meet
- ISTANBUL, Turkey - 1st Balkan Junior Championships
- ANCONA, Italy - Italian Junior Championship
- FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas, USA - Tyson Invitational
- BERLIN, Germany - ISTAF Indoor – where the pole vault runaway was Mondo
- SEATTLE, Washington, USA - Husky Classic
- AMES, Iowa, USA - IOWA State Classic
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A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT OF COMPETITIONS ON A MONDO SURFACE
It was a nice evening yesterday dedicated to French athletics at the majestic Arena Accorhotels Bercy.
On this occasion the athletes of the 60m hurdles and the Joint triathlon attracted the attention of all the spectators.
Mondo for the event provided the main 60m straightaway
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ON THE PERMANENT MODULTRACK OF SABADELL (SPA) | 2000m
World 1500m champion Genzebe Dibaba added to her growing list of record-breaking achievements by breaking the world 2000m record at the Miting Internacional de Catalunya in the Spanish city of Sabadell.
The athlete had already predicted her intentions on Monday, February 6th, the day before the race, and so it happened: Dibaba went on to stop the clock at 5:23.75. Although the 2000m isn't an official world record event indoors, Dibaba’s performance can be classed as an outright world record as it is faster than Sonia O’Sullivan’s outdoor mark of 5:25.36.
The track on which the new world record has been set is a Mondo Permanent Modultrack, a perfect example of Mondo’s commitment to research and design in sport. Mondo’s indoor banked tracks can be customized to suit the customer’s building limitations. The result is a configuration that always guarantees the athletes’ smooth passage from the straightaways to the bends, and that effectively counterbalances the centrifugal force on the athletes moving along the bends in any lane and event. This helps athletes achieve their top performances in complete safety and in a fair competitive environment.
In a few days Dibaba will attend the Copernicus Cup in Torun (Poland): being ran on another Permanent Modultrack made by Mondo. She has already said that on that occasion she will try to break his previous record in 1500m.
We are confident that at this event she will perform at the top!
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NEW TOP PERFOMANCES ON THE 200M MONDO FLAT TRACK!
The 5th Camel City Elite at the JDL Fast Track indoor facility on Saturday saw some outstanding performances led by 2016 Olympic 5000 silver medalist Paul Chelimo’s win and facility record 7:45.49 in the men’s 3000 meters. Chelimo is the world indoor leader at 3000 meters and today’s time was another top 10 world mark. Two-time Canadian Olympian Melissa Bishop defended her women’s 800m title, clocking a world class 2:02.49, currently ranked 10th in the world, and Rachel Schneider won the women’s mile in a personal record 4:28.03, the fastest time of the year on a regulation 200 meter track.
Meet Craig Longhurst, from JDL Fast Track, who explains how MONDO did more than just a track but it helped to create a place where athletes can compete at the highest level.
A NEW RECORD ON DISTANCE MEDLEY RELAY
The quartet of Emma Coburn, Sydney McLaughlin, Brenda Martinez, and Jenny Simpson broke the indoor distance medley relay world best with a time of 10:40.31 at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, the track is of course a Mondo Track!
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BEATEN THE PREVIOUS RECORD SET ONLY 8 DAYS AGO ALWAYS ON A MONDO TRACK
Cas Loxsom and Isaiah Harris broke 600m Best Indoor Record At Penn State National, on a Mondo Track.
Loxsom won the race in 1:14.91, while Harris finished close behind in 1:14.96.
UTEP freshman Emmanuel Korir held the previous record of 1:14.97 for just eight days.
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WATCH THE VIDEO INTERVIEW NOW!
Who better than a coach to explain why and how a MONDO track can make the difference for athletic performances and so much more.
Mike Maynard, Director of Track and Field @UCLA, tells us how MONDO solves a University's brand issue: watch the interview here!
EQUIPPED WITH A BRAND NEW MONDO VARIABLE BANKING HYDRAULIC TRACK
The Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus near Dublin was officially opened by Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD on January 26.
The 44,500sqm facility includes an Variable Banking Hydraulic Track certified by IAAF and many other training spaces.
Mondo’s hydraulic tracks can be set at any intermediate position between flat and fully raised, so they can be used for a wide range of training activities and by athletes with different abilities, from younger or slower to world record holders.
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ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
UTEP freshman Emmanuel Korir ran 1:14.97 for 600 meters, breaking the Indoor World Best record in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Cherry and Silver Invitational Friday Night.
A NEW RECORD SET ON OUR TRACKS!
HERE'S THE OPINION OF MARK ELLIOT
Watch Mark Elliot's interview; he is the Director of Track/Field @Clemson University.
On this track last Saturday three facility records were set, including the fastest ever time on the 800m length in the country. #MONDOLove
AT THE CLEMSON UNIVERSITY, SOUTH CAROLINA
Six records were set on the new Mondo indoor banked track at Clemson University during its inaugural meet, the Orange & Purple Classic, this past weekend!
When Clemson selected Mondo, Mark Elliott, head coach for men’s and women’s track & field and cross country, said he wanted a fast track, and “Mondo is generally recognized as the fastest surface for indoor tracks.” After this weekend’s meet, he said, “We are thrilled with the record-breaking performances on our new Mondo track, and we look forward to more records being broken in future meets.”
MONDO: IAAF OFFICIAL SUPPLIER FOR EQUIPMENT 'TILL 2020!
Mondo has renewed the IAAF certification for all athletic equipment produced at the plant in Zaragozza, in Spain; among the products we can mention the starting blocks, the equipment for high jump, the landing areas, the launch cages and many other items.
The Certification is a symbol of recognition by the International Association of Athletic Federation of fact that these products meet technical and quality requirements to be used in international competitions.
There are many events in which Mondo has provided its Athletics equipment; just as example in 2016:the World Indoor Championships held in Portland and the Rio Olympic Games!
WITH LESS THAN 8 DAYS TO GO HERE THE NAMES OF THE FINALISTS
The finalists are (in alphabetical order):
Usain Bolt (JAM)
Mo Farah (GBR)
Wayde van Niekerk (RSA)
Almaz Ayana (ETH)
Elaine Thompson (JAM)
Anita Wlodarczyk (POL)
All 6 finalists won medals or broke records on a Mondo track this year!
Proud to support athletes everywhere in the world!
INSTALLED AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER THE TRACK IS WITHIN THE PARAGUAY OLYMPIC PARK
At the end of September, the first Mondo track was installed in Paraguay, in the city of Asuncion, at the National Olympic Center.
This is the first IAAF certified track (Class 2) in Paraguayan territory.
The product is installed Super X 720, in red (P30) and gray (P70)
FOR THE RENOVATION OF THE TRACK AT CEMENTOS PROGRESO STADIUM A NEW SUPER X 720 TRACK WILL BE INSTALLED
A few days ago, the contract was signed for a new track in the Guatemalan capital, for the renovation of the track at the Cementos Progreso Stadium, also known as Estadio La Pedrera.
This is the second track for Mondo in Guatemala; the first was installed several years ago in Quetzaltenango, the second largest city in Guatemala.
Work on the installation of the track at the Cementos Progreso Stadium will begin ......; the colors of the track will be green (P10) and gray (P70)
CELEBRATING THE NEW TRACK IN COCHABAMBA IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF SHINAHOTA
Thanks to the enormous work done by our entire team and despite difficult local conditions, environmental and logistics, we managed to finish within the time specified the Cochabamba track, in the municipality of Shinahota: our first track in Bolivia.
During the inauguration, we had the honor to host the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, who wanted to see the completed facility in person and congratulate us for our work.
The track installed is Super X 720 in light blue (P85) and dark blue (P18).
THE FACILITY WILL BEAPPROVED FOR RACES IN DAYTIME CLASS B
The City of Bolzano yesterday inaugurated the new athletic track of via Santa Gertrude to Oltrisarco.
The facility will be approved for daytime races in Class B.
The product chosen was a Blue MONDOTRACK, same as the one chosen by the Brazilian Olympic Committee.
The inauguration (pictured) was attended by the Deputy Mayor for Public Works Luis Walcher, Caramaschi the mayor, the former mayor Spagnolli and the Councillor for Sports Angelo Gennaccaro.
WHERE WILL IT BE INSTALLED?
Yesterday we stole a peek into our production department to let you preview the Pink track!
But where will it be installed?
Keep checking our News and you will find out!
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LETTERS OF PRAISE FROM ALBERTO GUIMARÃES AND RENATO CIUCHINI
Basking in the success of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Alberto Guimarães, Director of Sport and Paralympics Integration, and Renato Ciuchini, CCO, commended Mondo for its contribution:
"Thanking and wishing Mondo good luck in the future Games, we congratulate you once more for the outstanding sports equipment and services provided to our Games."
Mondo is honored by this esteemed recognition and looks forward to continuing its support of athletes everywhere.
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The city of Albuquerque (New Mexico), in collaboration with Mondo has recently made a number of enhancements to the Mondo banked elevated track installed a few years ago.
Recognized as one of the top five fastest indoor tracks in the world, the red Mondo surface features 6-36" 200-meter lanes on the 60-degree banked oval and 8-42" 60-meter straightaway lanes running the entire length of the infield.
The USATF announced that Albuquerque will host the 2017 Indoor National Championships, at the Albuquerque Convention Center from March 3-5, 2017.
ROI BAUDOUIN STADIUM IN BRUSSELS WILL HOSTS A MARATHON RELAY OPEN TO ALL
On Saturday, October 15th, the legendary track of the Roi Baudouin Stadium will be full of runners at the Acerta Brussels Ekiden. It is a relay marathon for teams of 6 runners.
Another moment of joy and celebration for all the athletes and Mondo will be there with them.
The letter received earlier this week from Randy Wilber, Senior Sport Physiologist for the US Olympic Committee, has filled our hearts with joy and pride.
Here is an excerpt from the full text:
"Having exclusive access to a truly world-class training facility installed by MONDO at Escola Naval was a critical factor in the success of USA Track and Field...We believe that this gave Team USA athletes a significant competitive advantage and allowed them to perform optimally, resulting in 13 Gold Medals and 32 Total Medals... Thank you again for your excellent work and attention to detail. It definitely provided a "winning edge".
MONDO PROVIDED THE SPRINT TRACK
It was a nice party for athletics in the street on Wednesday, September 21st under the Eiffel Tower.
Fly Europe, an initiative of the Continental G5 which includes the federations of Germany, France, Italy, Britain and Spain, endorsed by the IAAF and EAA, has the embarked upon the ambitious project of increasing awareness of Athletics by attracting new audiences, especially among young people.
Mondo, thanks to our experience, has provided the Sprint Track made with Sportflx Super X
OTTIMI RISULTATI E UNA GRANDE FESTA PER L'ATLETICA
E' stata una grande festa per l'atletica quella svoltasi lo scorso weekend presso lo Stadio dedicato al Re Baldovino di Brussel: il Memorial Van Damme, meeting internazionale inserito nel circuito IAAF Diamond League ha compiuto 40 anni e a festeggiarlo insieme ad atleti di alto livello c'erano i Sovrani del Belgio e Re Alberto II di Monaco.
Su pista Mondo due gli avvenimenti degni di nota:
- Elanie Thompson vince i 100 metri eguagliando il Meeting Record (10.72) stabilito da Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
- Sandi Morris migliora il suo Personal Best e stabilisce il nuovo World Lead nel salto con l'asta a 5m
Let's celebrate together with Abdellatif Baka (Algeria) and Petrucio Ferreira Dos Santos (Brazil) the two historic World Records set this week: Baka competed in the 1500 m, class T13, and stopped the clock at 3'48 "29. The Brazilian athlete competed in the 100m, class T45 / 46/47 and won gold with a time of 10:57 seconds, beating the previous record set of 10.72 with a considerable dividend.
The visually impaired Algerian athlete born in 1994 won the gold medal in the distance event with an even better time than ran by the American Matthew Centrowitz, in the same event, of the Olympics games held in August.
The Centrowitz time was not only beaten only by the gold winner Baka, but also for the first time by all the Paralympic athletes behind him: the Ethiopian Tamiru Demisse (3'48 "49), silver medalist; and the Kenyan Henry Kirwa (3'49 "59), bronze medalist.
Congratulations ! We are honored to support you with our Mondotrack / WS!
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Rio Paralympics are about to begin!
As we get ready to cheer for our athletes the Rio 2016 Mondotrack/WS is getting a facelift to sport the 2016 Paralympic Games logo.
Stay tuned for more news and updates.
ANOTHER WORLD RECORD SET!
Just one second and 74 hundredths divide Genzebe Dibaba from the world record in the Mile at the 52nd Palio della Quercia in Rovereto: Ethiopian athlete is starring in a solo against the clock that leads to the finish line with 4:14.30; the second best outdoor performance in the world behind only the record of 4:12:56 by Russian Svetlana Masterkova that was set in 1996.
Great sprinting in 100 meters by the Jamaican Christania Williams, Olympic finalist in Rio, which with a 11.2 sets a new meet record by beating record that was held since 1993 (when Irina Privalova ran in 11.13).
Very fast was also the men's 100, won by Jamaican Julian Forte. Seventh blue Eseosa Fausto Desalu with 10:47 (watches his video interview on our channel company! Video Interview Fausto Desalu)
RUTH JEBET SMASHES 3000M STEEPLECHASE WORLD RECORD, YOMIF KEJELCHA BEATS THE 3000M U20 WORLD RECORD
The IAAF Diamond League in Paris was a huge success in terms of quality and results; here the highlights:
- 3000m Steeplechase (W) | World Record for Ruth Jebet. The athlete of Kenyan origin knocked more than six seconds from the previous record of 8:58.81
- 3000m (M) | U20 World Record for Yomif Kejelcha
- 1500m (W) | Laura Muir produced the top performance of the season in the event, breaking the British record and the MEETING de PARIS record –held by Yuliya Chizhenko (RUS) since 2006 – in the process
The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are already part of history: more than 11,000 athletes took part in the largest sporting event in the world.
As for the athletic competitions here are a few interesting facts: 2,283 athletes competed from August 12 to 18; 3 World Records were broken during the Games, 8 Olympic Records and 10 Area Records, not to mention the 99 National Records broken during the days dedicated to athletics.
- 10,000 m (W) Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia) | World and Olympic record with 29:17:45
- 400 meters (M) Wayde van Niekerk (South Africa) | World and Olympic record with 43.03s
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Team USA was training at the Escola Naval in Rio during the Games?
During the Games Team USA elected as its headquarters The Escola Naval in Rio, an high school institute of the Brazilian Navy.
The school has an athletic track Mondotrack on which the athletes have been training before competing at the Joao Havelange Stadium.
Look at the achievements in long distance sof American athletes and read this article: Mondotrack really helped athletes improve their performances!
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It’s the eve of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!
At Mondo, we’re proud to have been the bearers of the Olympic Torch and wish all the athletes competing the very best!
The Müller Anniversary Games in London definitely set the tone for Rio with 1 World Record, 5 World Leads, 54 Season Bests, 15 Personal Bests, 3 National Records and 6 Meet Records.
Mondotrack/WS helps athletes boost their performance and set new records!
Next stop: Rio 2016
Many of the best athletes in the world compete in a few hours on the new Mondotrack/WS for the event scheduled for this evening at the Olympic stadium in London.
Read this interesting article on the product Mondotrack/WS published on the official IAAF website!
Marco Mecatti and Cristiana Manildo accompanied the Olympic torch to Rio.
Two exceptional torchbearers accompanied the journey of the Olympic torch, less than 15 days before the Games, which are fast approaching in Rio.
Colleagues Cristiana Manildo and Marco Mecatti accompanied the Olympic torch, a symbol of the Games, respectively in the stages of Osasco and Itapetininga.
Brava Cristiana, bravo Marco!
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Müller Anniversary Games, The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park | July 22-23, 2016
Everything is ready to kick off the competitions that will be held in two days at the renovated Olympic Stadium in London: everything is ready for Müller Anniversary Games.
For the event, the best athletes in the world are expected: in fact this will be the last chance to fine tune their performance for the biggest stage of world sports: the Olympics.
Montrack / WS, the track iwas recently installed in May at the Olympic Stadium, will guarantee to all the high-level performance athletes and accompany them on their journey from London to Rio
Mondotrack / WS, in addition to being chosen for the Olympic Stadium in London is the track installed at the Joao Havelange Stadium in Rio which will host the athletics competitions starting August 12th.
MONDOTRACK / WS: DISCOVER HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SPEED
In less than one month to the beginning of the Olympic games in Rio 2016, the olympic rings have been painted on the running track of the Olympic stadium.
The famous five rings represent the five continents and the meeting of the athlets from all over the world who will challenge each other to join big records.
The rings have been painted in a lighter shade than the deep blue of the track, in order not to distract the athlets who will compete and try to do their best perfomances on the best ever seen track.
The hard work took more than one week to find the right place of the rings on the track, and then two days to paint the rings.
The olympic track, signed by Mondo, is finally ready for the opening of the olympic games of Rio 2016, which will inaugurate on 5th of August.
Last Saturday, June 18th a slice of Olympia came to Boston to take center stage in one of the most popular sections of the city
“The first competitive street track and field meet in American History was a resounding success” according to meet director Mark Wetmore. With an elevated straight track specially constructed between Boston Common and Public Garden some of the Olympic athletes sprinted on a specially installed Mondotrack/WS track underfoot. Mondotrack/WS is the surface for the track and field competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Marvin Bracy beating Yohan Blake (2012 Olympic silver medalist at both 100 meters and 200 meters and owner of two World Records) by 2 thousands of a second in the 100 m. Their exact times were 10.223 and 10.225 (0.0). Tori Bowie achieved the best women result with 11.03 (+0.4) in the 100 m clearly ahead of Kelly-Ann Baptiste 11.30 as in B-race overall second fastest time by Brazilian Rosangela Santos 11.29 (+0.1).
Events which also included sprints, hurdles, pole vaulting, and the long jump, was the World Premiere of the forthcoming Athletic Olympic Summer signed by Mondo.
UEFA EURO 2016: action , competition, challenge to be enjoyed in comfort and safety on Mondo seatings
Mondo once again the star of a great event! Mondo installed 50,000 G2007 seatings Novanta/ 35 and 1,100 VIP seatings at the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille which will host one of the next semin-finals for the European Soccer Championship on July 7th. In Saint Etienne at the Stade Geoffroy - Guichard, Mondo installed 20,000 seatings Novanta/5 and G2007 in addition to the players' seatings. The Italian fans supported their Team during their sport preparation at "Le Stade de la Mosson " in Montpellier, renovated with 40,000 seatings Novanta/5 and Novanta/35 . Discover all the Mondo Seatings Systems which provide the highest levels of comfort, design and durability on http://it.venelliseating.com/
It's been quite a month for the Olympic Torch Relay
The olympic flame, ancient symbol of peace, is running from Athems to Rio. The torch, weighing just 1.38kg, it is 64 centimeters long when closed and 69 centimetres when open, will light the Olympic cauldron in the Maracanã Stadium on August 5th. Others must first run another 20,0000 km throughout Brazil, where 8000 torchbearer will carry the flame before it arrives in Rio. Among these 8000, 4 Mondo representatives will join this epic adventure in the coming days. Alan already lived this emotional experience in Bocaiuiva. Next, on June 14th, Bruno will repeat the same experience in Imperatriz. Follow Mondo News to discover more about Mondo & the Torchbearer.
Mondo and Fidal (Italian Athletic Federation) launched the project Mini Athletics Facilities : athletics for everyone at high social impact
Rome, June 2, 2016: During the "Smarttrack 2 - The future is here. Mini Athletic Facilities and beyond" Conference, Mondo in collaboration with FIDAL, presented the project of Mini Systems. A public investment, which has costs equal to half of a football field, it can be used daily by all citizens; offers an open free space, responds to the new demands for sports and quest for physical well-being; a high-level sports area, safe, and serves as a meeting point among different generations among different sports, are the objectives of the Mini Athletics Facilities created by Mondo and FIDAL. The conference is also attended by Alfio Giomi, President of FIDAL, Fabio Pagliara, Secretary of FIDAL and Professor. Bruno Ruscello of the University Tor Vergata.
Tomorrow June 2nd Mondo launches the Mini Athletic Facilities the
Creating a space where people can "improve well-being" for all generations to come and reduced cost for facility administration is the basis of the new concept of Mini Athletic Installations. In Rome, tomorrow, Mondo will present the "Smartrack", during the conference. The future is here. On the eve of this event, for the first time, the UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki-Mon, issues a message reviewing and underlining the Sustainable Development Goals at the base of this project (see link http: //www.fidal .com / content / Ban-Ki-Moon-Thank-Atletica- / 94,944).
Two new world records and two European records in the outdoor M100 category
Again a sports festival for Giuseppe Ottaviani: the centennial of athletics has established on the Montefeltro of Urbino stage on Mondo track, two world records and two European records of M100 outdoor category.
For the Sant'Ippolito meet the afternoon began with the world's best performance in the triple jump of 3.54 (+0.3 wind) and then the long jump with 1.33 (+0.8).
Giuseppe in the picture with his colleague Silvio Fabrizi.
For its first 100 years, beginning in 1916, the world master champion, a festival dedicated to athletics on a Mondo track
Athletics is joy! It will be a day of joy, celebration and Sports, Friday, May 20 at Palaindoor of Ancona. For the special occasion: the 100th birthday of Giuseppe Ottaviani, athletics masters world champion, who will race with the goal of establishing records in his new category, the M100, in five races: 60 meters, triple jump, long jump, shot put and 200 meters.
But above all Peppe will celebrate this important milestone in the company of Mondo, which in the Marches capital, installed in 2005, a Mondo hydraulic track and together with many friends of Ottaviani Day of sports.
Happy Birthday Joseph! All of the Mondo staff is cheering for you!
Unveiled its color: for the first time will be blue!
Nearly 400 athletes from 24 countries gave the renovated Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro a complete workout from Saturday (14 May) to Monday 16, in the last test event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The competitors were the first in the world to try out the stadium's brand-new blue Mondotrack WS running track installed by Mondo.
Athletes who participated in the Ibero-American Athletics Championships, which this year served as a test event for Rio 2016, said they had found the track, Mondotrack WS, fast to run on; their comments echoed those of athletics legend Sebastian Coe, the two-time Olympic 1500m champion and current IAAF President (International Association of Athletics Federations), who said "the track was likely to inspire record-breaking performances" - Click here to read the complete article.
Even on the official web channel of the International Association of Athletics Federations Coe reiterates its confidence in our company and praised the new Mondotrack/WS: read also this article!
Mondo's race goes on: unstoppable, fast-paced and always in the name of sport!
The track of the upcoming Rio Olympics kicked off the race held in Rome on over the weekend
This past weekend the World Race Walking Team Championships in Rome took place, a decisive event for many athletes, prior the start of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio which will begin in three months. At the start of each race, the walkers path in their first meters was not on asphalt, but on a stretch of track produced by Mondo: Mondotrack WS.
This prefabricated track, which in the coming months will be used for athletics events of world importance, is the evolution of Mondotrack, inaugurated at the 2008 Olympics and on which many records were set.
Technically, Mondotrack WS has a surface layer which provides excellent elasticity and a constant dynamic uniform response distributed over the entire surface. The new embossing ensures a large contact area and better water flow; therefore, a greater resistance to slipping and better traction. One of the strengths of the new Mondo track is undoubtedly the grip, which allows the shoes spikes to have an excellent grip and ensure a perfect thrust, without having to penetrate the surface. The spike, compressing the track, they deflect the surface and increase the stored energy: when the foot is released, the track acts as a chord of an arc, projecting the athlete away from the surface and significantly increasing the length of the stride.
Mondo tracks allow greater performance in terms of physical mechanics, ensuring the durability of the systems, and in terms biomechanical and functional, to help athletes improve their performance and to train better and longer.
Mondo is not only for professional and major international events, but also for amateurs, to practitioners of running and non-competitive races; for this reason the company offers in its product range MondoRun, a track developed to ensure stability and comfort for the competitive and amateur training, to allow athletes to train in complete safety.
Mondo: let's you train longer
Mondo will showcase its rubber strength and conditioning flooring surfaces at booth 601& 603 at the 2016 CSCCa National Conference will be held on May 4-6, 2016 in Fort Worth, TX. CSCCa is a non profit professional, educational organization for strength and conditioning coaches of collegiate and professional athletic teams. Over 1300 attendees will see the latest in training equipment, nutritional supplements, flooring, and other strength- and conditioning-related products.
Mondo is a CSCCa Gold Sponsor.
On Saturday, April 23rd the Scottish city was chosen by the European Athletics at its Council meeting in Amsterdam
The Scottish city was chosen by European Athletics at its Council meeting in Amsterdam ahead of Apeldoorn in The Netherlands, Minsk in Belarus and Torun in Poland.
The event will be held at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena, which earlier this year hosted the prestigious Indoor Grand Prix, the world’s leading indoor athletics event, and the British Athletics International Match from 2013 to 2015.
The Emirates Arena boasts a state-of-the-art variable banking hydraulic track installed in 2012 by Mondo.
This unique system, first installed in 1987 at the National Institute for Fitness and Sport in Indianapolis, Indiana, and in the most prestigious multi-venue training and competition facilities ever since, has evolved substantially over the years.
Nowadays the system is fully controlled by a PLC (Programmable Logic Control) system, which allows for simplicity of operation and guarantees optimum progression of the curve at every incline level.
When required for competition or training, the track bends can be conveniently raised to the required height in a matter of minutes, at the push of a button.
The track can be set at any intermediate position between flat and fully raised, so it can be used for a wide range of training activities and by athletes with different abilities, from younger or slower to world-record holders.
More than 600 athletes from the 50 European Athletics Member Federation countries will participate in the three-day event in Glasgow, making it one of the biggest sporting events ever to be held in this city.
Less than 500 days to go
With less than 500 days to go, London 2017 is ready to welcome not one, but two, World Athletics Championships, and we are gearing up for a fantastic summer of athletics.
In the meantime, in Mondo's production center in Italy, the brand new track for the former Olympic Stadium is under production: check these pictures out!
Mondo partecipa con le proprie superfici in gomma.
I partecipanti all'edizione 2016 di NSCA Tactical Strenght and Conditioning Annual Training, in programma dal 25 al 28 aprile a San Diego, in California, passando dallo stand 32, avranno la possibilità di vedere le superfici sportive prodotte da Mondo. L'evento TSAC ogni anno raggruppa esperti delle forze dell'ordine, militari e professionisti delle operazioni di primo intervento, che vengono formati su temi come l'attenuazione del rischio di infortunio, e ai quali vengono date informazioni utili sull'allenamento della forza muscolare e altri argomenti essenziali come la fisiologia e la nutrizione.
Mondo è sponsor dell'evento dal 1998.
Mondo partecipa all'annuale Conferenza e Fiera Espositiva della National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA), dove mostrerà le qualità delle proprie superfici sportive . L'appuntamento è allo stand 1200, presso il Gaylord Palms Convention Center di Kissimmee, in Florida, il 3 e 4 aprile. Con oltre 3000 partecipanti, NIRSA è la manifestazione leader per la promozione dell'educazione e della ricerca, professionale e studentesca, negli sport universitari.
In Cologne Mondo will unveil its sports flooring designed for the fitness industry.
Your client deserves to work out on a top level sports floor?
Discover the Mondofunctional at Fibo 2016: Hall 9 / E31
April 7-10, 2016 | Exhibition Centre Cologne, Germany.
In Cologne, Mondo will unveil its sports flooring designed for the fitness industry.
Do you know how to turn an open space in an area of highly specialized training?
Visit us at FIBO: Hall 9 / E31
April 7-10, 2016 | Exhibition Centre Cologne, Germany.
Tbilisi was played on Sportflex M surface.
From March 4th to 6th the Sports Palace in Tbilisi hosted the qualifying round of the Davis Cup that saw the Georgian home team against the Danish team. The matches were played on Sportflex M surface. The Georgian Tennis Federation has expressed its satisfaction with the performance offered by the Mondo surface.
To winner of the next round was Denmark.
Watch the video made by the Danish Tennis Federation
Specifically designed to provide the optimal combination of slip resistance, rotational friction, ball bounce, comfort and safety for all multi-purpose applications and outdoor tennis, Sportflex M is based upon the success of the Sportflex Embossed surface. Sportflex M is a prefabricated surface synthetic rubber, composed of two layers, each with specific characteristics, vulcanized together to give life to a single product, without joints. Contrary to on site systems, the process used creates a molecular bond that avoids the risk of a subsequent separation between the two layers. The upper rubber-based layer is engineered with a coefficient of friction suitable for sports that require a high level of rotational movements.
The surface is not reflective improves the bounce of the ball and ensures an efficient rainwater runoff. The special formulation enhances the product's ability to withstand high traffic and frequent stress of multi-purpose environments. It is also suitable for light traffic with spikes. The substrate is constituted by a geometric construction, deformable in two dimensions, that provides cushioning and energy return. Example of Mondo's sustainability, Sportflex M includes up to 43% post-consumer and post-industrial recycled materials, and 6% of rapidly renewable materials.
In Cologne Mondo will unveil its sports flooring designed for the fitness industry.
What is the right material to be installed under your feet? Each workout has its own biomechanics.
Mondo has developed the proper Sports Flooring for all different types of fitness activities.
Discover a preview of the offer MondoFunctional on the new website:
Visit us at FIBO: Hall 9 / E31
April 7-10, 2016 | Exhibition Centre Cologne, Germany
Ready to train like a Professional Athlete? Mondo is going to unveil the very first Sport Flooring for the Fitness industry at Fibo 2016 Hall 9, booth E31.
Come and visit us at FIBO: 7-10 April 2016 | Exhibition Centre Cologne, Germany
A growing number of African sports facilities have chosen Mondo surfaces for its athletics tracks.
Work has been completed at the Independence Stadium in Banjul, in Gambia, a new track with Super X 720 surface has been installed, which has been certified IAAF Class II. With this new track, there are now five sport facilities with surafces in the African continent: two are certified IAAF Class I (Morocco), four certified Class II (Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia and Gambia). Other works are planned in African peninsula, especially in Cameroon and Ivory Coast.
In Portland the 6th edition of the top competition fpr Indoor Athletics has ended.
From March 17th to 20th at Portland Oregon Convention Center, in the United States, the 16th edition of the World Indoor Athletics Championships took place. The event was attended by 547 athletes from 148 nations.
Many athletes who were display, promise to be the protagonists at the next Olympic Games in Rio 2016. Among them included the American Trayvon Bromell, who won the final of the 60 m with 6 "47 time; French Renaud Lavillenie, who won the pole vault competition with 6.02 m; the Italian Gianmarco Tamberi, who won gold in the high jump with 2.36 m; American Ashton Eaton, was the heptathlon winner with 6470 points. In the women's field, between the winners of the gold medal, we remember the American Nia Ali in the 60 m hurdles with 7 "81 time, Jennifer Suhr in the pole vault with 4.90 m, Vashti Cunningham in the high jump with 1.96 m, Brittney Reese in the long jump with 7.22 m.
All equipment of the 16th edition of the World Indoor Athletics Championships have been provided by the Mondo.
The annual NCAA meets for the best American colleges returns
Sunday, March 12th ended two important events for university athletics in the United States, the collegiate athletes of the NCAA colleges. In Birmingham (AL), March 9-12, the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships were held. The event took place on a Mondo hydraulic track at the Birmingham Crossplex. In Pittsburg (KS), on March 11-12, they ran the NCAA Division II Track & Field Championships. Young athletes competed on the surface Mondo Super X 720 of the indoor track of the Pittsburg State University.
In Istanbul, the best athletes from the Balkans were competing on the Mondo track at the Atakoy Athletics Arena.
For the fifth consecutive time, the Atakoy Athletics Arena in Istanbul hosted the annual Balkan Indoor Championships. The event was held Saturday, February 27th and saw the best athletes from 16 Balkan federations competing, as well as those of the two guests Kosovo and Azerbaijan nations. It was a great test for all athletes in preparation for the World Indoor Championships scheduled for March 17 to 20 in Portland. The Atakoy Athletics Arena, which opened in 2012, houses a track with the Mondotrack surface.
Everything is ready for the opening of the IAAF World Indoor Championships.
From March 17th to 20th, the best of world athletics will meet in Portland (USA) for the IAAF World Indoor Championships. This year has a special meaning, because it will be a very important test for athletes for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. All equipment of the 16th edition of the World Indoor Athletics Championships are being provided by Mondo.
The intense athletics indoor conference championships continues this weekend at the US universities.
The athletics meet continue unabated within the US universities. From February 25th to 27th, the University of New Mexico is home to the Mountain West Indoor Championships; the event is contested on Mondo Super X Performance track at the Albuquerque Convention Center. On February 26th and 27th, JDL Fast Track in Salem, North Carolina, on Mondotrack they are running the Atlantic Sun Indoor Championships. On the same days, in Arkansas, the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships are being ran on the Mondo Super X Performance track at the Randal Tyson Track Center, at University of Arkansas.
In Qatar the best athletics slight Asian challenge is on Mondo hydraulic Modultrack.
From February 19th to 21st, the Aspire Dome in Doha arena, will stage the seventh edition of the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships. This year over 400 athletes from 36 nations are expected to compete. Great expectations for the home team, are set for the five Qatar athletes and the Asian indoor record holders: Femi Ogunode and Samuel Francis (60 m), Thamer Kamal Ali (1500 m), Said Saaeed Sheheen (3000 m), Mutaz Barshim (high jump). Favored are the Chinese athletes, who in past editions of the event have won 44 gold medals. The races are held on the track Mondo hydraulic Modultrack.
During the 27th edition of the XL Galan meeting, the Mondo track of the Ericsson Globe Arena has recorded outstanding performance, with some athletes who have shown a state of exceptional form for the Olympics.
An of evening of stars and records at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, during the 27th edition of the annual XL Galan meeting. On the Mondo track, three of the world record, world junior record, five best seasonal performance have been realized. Queen of the evening was Genzebe Dibaba: the 25 year-old Ethiopian distance runner ran the mile with a sensational time of 4'13 "31, improving by almost four seconds the previous record that stood for 26 years. For her, it is the third world record achieved in the last three editions of the meeting: in 2014 the one in the 3000 m, and in 2015 the one in the 5000 m. The second world record of the evening came in the men's 1000 m: the Djiboutian Ayanleh Souleiman clocked the time of 2'14"20, improving the record on the distance that resisted since 2000. But the evening also had other players as the young athlete of Qatar Abdelelah Haroun, who ran the 500 m in 59"83, becoming the first athlete in the world to run the distance covered under one minute. To underline the performance of the Polish Adam Kszczot in the 800 m, courses in 1'45"63 (best world performance of the year), and the Moroccan Abdelaati Iguider in the 3000 m, courses in 7'39"04 (World Best of year). The home crowd then celebrated the exploits of two young Swedish athletes: the 16 year old Lisa Gunnarsson with 4.49 m recorded the best-ever performance in the pole vault category students; Andreas Kramer produced the best European junior performance in the 800 m, with a time of 1'47 "85.
Photo: Fredrik Posse / Stryngford Photo
The arena in Stockholm since 1990 has been ran on a Mondo track, including world records and memorable performances.
On Wednesday, February 17th at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm the 27th edition of the annual XL Galan meeting take place. Started in 1990, the event has been held since it first edition on a Mondo track. Over the years, the meeting has recorded a dozen world records, among which the two made the Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba (5,000 m in 2015, 3000 m in 2014), and that of Yelena Isinbayeva in the pole vault (5.01 m in 2012).
A big athletics weekend is scheduled at hosting universities with Mondo track surfaces.
Mid-February 2016 some major indoor athletics meets are planned at hosting colleges with Mondo track surfaces. From February 11th to 13th, at the Prince Georges Sports Complex in Landover (Maryland), is scheduled the MEAC Indoor Track & Field Championships. On the Mondo Super X 12mm track the best male and female teams will be crowned champions of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
On February 12th & 13th, the Don Kirby Invitational will be held, one of the major collegiate indoor athletics meets in the United States. The University of New Mexico will host the meet on Mondo Super X Performance track at the Albuquerque Convention Center, where some of the best sprinters and middle-distance runners from 25 colleges will be challenged.
Also on February 12th & 13th, the Lied Recreation Center at Iowa State University (Ames) will host some of the best US team for the Iowa State Classic, an event with over 20 years of tradition, which is held on Mondo Super X Performance track . On the same day, the Tyson Invitational will be held, on Mondo Super X Performance track at the Randal Tyson Track Center at the University of Arkansas.
The intense activity continues in indoor events on the Mondo track at College Station.
Everthing is ready at the Gilliam Indoor Stadium of College Station for the Texas A & M Charlie Thomas Invitational, scheduled for February 5th & 6th. The meet will take place on a Mondo 200m hydraulic track, with the Mondotrack surface.
In Nebraska, an important meet for the university indoor athletics.
On February 5th and 6th, 2016, the Bob Devaney Sports Center will host the 41st edition of the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational. The facility, on the campus of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, is equipped with a Mondo hydraulic track.
On Mondotrack at the Indoor Arena of Padua were awarded the first Italian titles of 2016.
The Italian IndoorCombined Events Championships were held at the Indoor Arena of Padua, on January 23rd and 24th. On the Mondo banked portable track, with the Mondotrack surface, have followed the five rounds of the women's pentathlon (60 meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump and 800 meters) and the seven men's heptathlon (60 meter, long jump, shot put, high jump, 60 meter hurdles, pole vault, 1000 meters). Among men the Absolute title, and the promises, was won by Vincenzo Vigliotti Student Cariri with 5,225 points, his best result ever. Shotgun, Absolute title and title promises, even in the women for Octavia Cestonaro. The athlete of the Forestale took second Italian Absolute title of his career receiving 3,792 points.
In Denver discussing athletics at the high school level.
On January 29th and 30th, Denver will host the working group of the Colorado High School Coaches Association. The track and field coaches of high schools in the state of Colorado will compete for two days, exchanging opinions and suggestions. Mondo is a sponsor of the event.
Another important athletics event is being ran on Mondotrack.
Friday, January 15th, College Station, is hosting the Aggie Team Invitational. Collegiate athletes from Texas A&M University, one of the teams in the prestigious Southeastern Conference, will compete on the 200m hydraulic track at Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium, with the Mondotrack surface.
The indoor season continues unabated at the JDL Fast Track.
January will be a month full of events at the JDL Fast Track, in Salem in the state of North Carolina. On Mondotrack at the sports facility, will be held many athletics events, among which include on January 16th the Wake Forest Invitational, and on January 29th & 30th the Camel City Invitational.
The University of Arkansas is home to a Mondo Super X Performance track.
Beginning of the year at the Randal Tyson Track Center at the University of Arkansas, whose indoor track has the Mondo Super X Performance surface has been named the world's fastest indoor facilities, for the 2015/2016 season, by the Open Athletics Circuit. Starting in January with the Arkansas Invitational, scheduled for the 15th, and the Razorback Invitational, on the 29th and 30th; continues in February with the Tyson Invitational, on the 12th and 13th of the month, and the expected SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships, to be held February 26th and 27th.
In texas, track and field coaches meet to enhance their coaching knowledge.
From January 8th to 11th, Arlington, Texas will be the stage for the 2016 edition of DFW Track Coaches Clinic, one of the most important events of its kind in the United States. For three days, some of the top coaches in the states will hold presentations and speak to the audience, composed of their colleagues. An event not to be missed for all coaches who want to take a step further their coaching knowledge. Mondo is a sponsor of the event.
Two facilities with Mondo track have won the prestigious awards ASBA.
Like every year, the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA) announced the names of the sports facilities that in 2015 were highlighted to be examples of excellence in sports facility construction.
Carl Maddox Field House at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, with a Mondotrack surface, was named Outstanding Indoor Track Facility of the Year, and Kezar Stadium in San Francisco, featuring Mondo’s Super X 720 surface, was given the Silver Award in the Track Division.
ASBA, of which Mondo is a member, is the national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities. Annual awards are presented to facilities built by ASBA members that best exemplify construction excellence.
Mondo signs the agreement and becomes the Official Supplier for athletics tracks and equipment for Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Rio de Janeiro. It is official: Mondo will be the Supplier for Athletic Tracks and Equipment for the 2016 Olympic Games. The agreement signed today between the Rio 2016 Organising Committee and Mondo S.p.A. is the latest testimony of the high regard that the world of athletics has for the Italian company.
"We could not have made a better choice" stated Agberto Guimarães, Sports Executive Director of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee. "We put our full trust in Mondo to guarantee great performances, safety for athletes and a memorable event for spectators"
Mondo's history says it all: the strength of 65 years' experience, 30 years as Official Track Surfacing Supplier for IAAF and, since 2004, also as Official Athletic Equipment Supplier.
To this you should add 10 editions of the Olympics as a key player, thanks to its tracks, sports equipment and the experience gained in the sector.
Mondo's adventure at the Olympics began in 1976 with the Games in Montreal. Starting from Barcelona 1992, the company became the Official Supplier for athletics tracks and, in London 2012 it supplied equipment and surfaces for over 16 sports disciplines.
Rio 2016 will be Mondo's eleventh Olympics and follows the natural path of a steady, ongoing commitment. "This is a great show of faith in our company", commented Maurizio Stroppiana, General Manager of Mondo's Sport&Flooring Division. "It recognises our long-term commitment, which is something that is particularly appreciated in Brazil.”
"Mondo has been operating in Brazil since 1987: thanks to its engagement in the country alongside the local distributor Playpiso Pisos Esportivos LTDA, it gained the respect of the local federations of government bodies.
In almost thirty years' activity in the South American country, the Alba-headquartered company and Playpiso have installed over 70 athletics tracks, equal to almost 80% of the total market. Noteworthy Brazilian references include the Pan Am Games in Rio 2007, the 5Th World Military games in Rio 2011 and important national projects such as the Vale Oro program, the Universidade Federal Program and the Forza Armada Program.
Mondo's commitment to sport carries on: in its laboratories, the company finished a wide-ranging R&D project: with the occasion of the World Championships in Beijing 2015 to the company has showcased a new athletics track, Mondotrack WS, , which will be installed precisely for RIO 2016.
In the meantime, the company played a key role in the World Championships in Beijing 2015, with the full renovation of the Bird's Nest legendary track.
Mondo also featured at Baku 2015, in the Republic of Azerbaijan, where the first European Games took place from 12 to 28 June this year.
Mondo was also at Toronto, where the sixteenth edition of the Pan Am Games took place from 10 to 26 July 2015, as well as in the Bahamas, for the Relay World Championship from 2 to 3 May.
Mondo's race goes on: unstoppable, fast-paced and always in the name of sport!
Mondo is among the supporters of the USTFCCCA annual meeting.
The 2015 edition of the annual conference of the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, will be held in San Antonio, Texas.
The USTFCCCA is a professional non-profit organization representing track and cross country coaches in the United States. More than 1,400 coaches from across the United States are expected to attend. The conference will be held at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, from December 15th to 18th.
Mondo participates as a supporter of the USTFCCCA, confirming its leading role in American athletics.
The objective is to restore confidence and show the true valor of athletics.
During IAAF Council Meeting, held in Monte Carlo, it was confirmed the decision to suspend the ARAF (All-Russia Athletic Federation) from any competition and form an Integrity Unit. The meeting was chaired by the IAAF President Sebastian Coe.
"We have to work hard to restore confidence and show the true values and the potential of athletics. We have a unique opportunity now to face the future with optimism. We make sure to have the right people in the right place and the right structure to improve the sport, "said Sebastian Coe in his opening speech.
Two stars of Beijing 2015 are awarded the title of IAAF World Athletes of the Year.
The American Ashton Eaton and Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba were named IAAF athletes of the year. Both, in the course of 2015, have set a world record and won a gold medal at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 respectively in the decathlon and 1500 m. Ashton Eaton, first decathlete to win the title of Athlete of the Year, with when he set a world record of 9045 points and improved his own record by nine points; his memorable performance in the 400 meters, finishing with a time of 45.00. Genzebe Dibaba, after setting the indoor world record in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14: 18.86, won the five races in the 1500 m in which she participated during the summer, setting a new world record with a time of 3: 50.07; the previous record held since 1993. In Beijing, in addition to gold in the 1500m, Genzebe Dibaba won the bronze medal in the 5000m.
Photo Giancarlo Colombo / IAAF
New York City Department of Parks and Recreation inaugurated a new track and field complex dedicated to athletics. It features a state-of-the-art Mondo hydraulic banked track
Thursday, November 19th, at a ribbon cutting ceremony, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation unveiled a new venue that is expected to quickly become a highly sought-after destination for top track and field athletes. Staten Island’s new Ocean Breeze Park Track & Field Athletic Complex is home to a state-of-the-art indoor track designed to help runners achieve their best times: a Mondo hydraulic banked track with a Super X Performance track surface. Produced by Mondo, a global leader in sports flooring, the track at Ocean Breeze is one of the few examples in the world of the elevated structure with a hydraulic system.
The 200-meter oval track can be set up as an eight-lane flat track, or thanks to the Mondo hydraulic system that raises and lowers the curved track sections—it can be figured as a six-lane track with banked curves at both ends. In addition, the track layout includes several long straightaways for sprints or warmups. When the oval track is flat, the lanes on the straight sides of the track are part of extended eight-lane straightaways (85 meters on one side; 89 meters on the other). The track infield also sports a 65-meter eight-lane straightaway.
In New Orleans, take a look at the present and future of athletics, fitness and leisure.
From November 19th to 21st, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans will host the 2015 Athletic Business Conference and Expo, for professionals athletics, fitness and recreation. The Mondo booth 526, will show the unique features of its solutions for sports flooring, athletics tracks and tennis courts.
The announcement of the names of the athletes of the year has been postponed.
The International Athletics Foundation has given notice of the cancellation of the 2015 World Athletics Gala, which was to be held in Monaco on November 28th. Mondo, a sponsor of the event for several years, agrees with the thoughts of the newly elected president of the IAAF Sebastian Coe: "Given the cloud that overhangs our association, this is clearly not the time for the family of world athletics to come together and celebrate our sport, "said Coe.
In Taiwan, during the National Games, athletes have made the most of the the quality of the Mondo track.
From October 17th to 22nd, the 2015 National Games were held on Mondo track of the World Games Stadium in Kaoshiung (Taiwan). During this year's event as many as 21 new national records were recorded, many of which were set on Mondo Super X Performance track, Class 1 certified : 4x400m relay (men and women), 100m (men and women), 200m (men), 400m hurdles (men), 800m (women), 400m (women), 100m hurdles (men and women). Positive comments on the track were expressed not only by many of the athletes in the race, by employees of the Federation of Athletics, but also by some members of the Government, all who are excited by the performances they have witnessed. A source of pride for the local Mondo dealer, David Leading, who has achieved great visibility and publicity in the local media.
The World Games Stadium, built entirely with recyclable materials, surprising the viewers with its open structure and the cover in a spiral shape lined with solar panels. It is the only stadium in the world to be powered entirely by solar energy.
>> Learn more about the World Games Stadium
During the event, sponsored Mondo, the names of the best athletes of the year will be revealed.
Only one month to the International Athletics Foundation World Athletics Gala, an event sponsored by Mondo scheduled on November 28th at the Salle des Etoiles of the Sporting Club d'Eté in Monaco. The elite of athletics will attend the event, during which the names of the best athletes of the year will be revealed. During the evening, ten athletes of the past (this year there will be at least 12) will have the honor of joining the IAAF Hall of Fame.
Voting to elect the best athletes of 2015 ended on October 25th and nine men and nine women were included, the best in the individual categories of athletics. An international jury of experts will select the 10 finalists (three men and three women) whose names will be made public on November 17th and 18th. From the names of the finalists, the Council of the International Athletics Foundation will choose the two athletes of the year. The announcement of the winners will be done live during a special ceremony to be held in Monte Carlo at the IAAF Gala Saturday, November 28th.
The challenge against cancer plays also in terms of sport.
Mondo Ibérica has joined an initiative by the City of Guadalajara and will provide the artificial turf of two fields for the padel of the Ciudad Deportiva de la Raqueta, fields of pink. The goal is to rent as many hours as possible for both fields during 2016, donating the proceeds received during the year to the Spanish Association against breast cancer. In addition to Mondo Ibérica, who will provide the artificial turf, the initiative has won the support of CaixaBank, which will donate the same amount raised by the City, and the Tenis Club Nuevo Guadalajara. The new fields will be ushered in by during the pink Christmas Padel Tournament.
The Mondo track surface for the 2016 Olympic Games and other new solutions on showcase in Cologne.
From October 27th to 30th, the event is in Cologne for the Mondo 2015 edition of FSB, the international exhibition dedicated to sport. It will be an opportunity to see up close the new Mondotrack WS, the same surface that will be installed for the next Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and a new turf fiber, 4NX hydro, the first component of the innovative FTS3 system which they are working on in laboratories of the Gallo d'Alba company. It will be presented as part turf infill MDNK, thermoplastic granules made with Nike Grind. In the Mondo booth (Hall 10.2, Stand D010, D012, E011) you will also see the Mondo functional flooring dedicated to fitness centers, compact and technically advanced on which activities to 360 °. Mondo, an expert in the field of sports flooring, approaches the fitness market to finally provide these athletes the opportunity to train on flooring surfaces that are certified and safe.
In Lausanne, they were awarded the titles of best athlete of the year.
The ceremony for the awards for 2015 European Athletics Golden Tracks took place in Lausanne. The winners of the title of European Athlete of the year were Dafne Schippers and Greg Rutherford. The 23 year old Dutch sprinter, voted best European athlete for the second year in a row, having won gold in the 60m at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Prague, was the star of exciting performances at the World Championships in Athletics in Beijing, before winning silver 100m (running a 10.81, a national record) and then overtaking in the final of the 200m, triumphing with a time of 21.63, the third fastest time ever and European record. The 28 year old British long jumper, achieved the Grand Slam titles outdoor and most importantly, winning the gold medal at the World Championships in Beijing in August. Rutherford received his award from the newly elected IAAF President Sebastian Coe.
Konrad Bukowiecki and Noemi Zbären have been awarded the title of 2015 Rising Stars. The 18 year-old Polish athlete, who won the gold medal at the European Athletics Junior Championships in Eskilstuna, which was icing on the cake of a season in which he first broke the European junior record, he broke the world junior all-time best with 20.78m using the 7.26kg shot. The young Swiss sprinter was put on display at the European U23 Championships in Tallinn, winning the 100m hurdles with a time of 12.71, her personal best time.
All four winners were decided by the votes from fans, media, European Athletics Member Federations as well as an expert European Athletics panel. Over 80,000 fans cast their votes on social media.
The Athletics Championships ended a great summer on a Mondo track.
This year's the final of the Diamond League was held in Brussels. The 39th edition of the Memorial Van Damme was of the highest level, and gave the audience a series of great performances on the Mondotrack at the King Baudouin Stadium. One of the highlights of the evening was the challenge between the Dutch Dafne Schippers (200m world champion in Beijing) and the American Allison Felix (400m world champion in Beijing) in the 200m. In the end the victory went to Schippers, who recovered in the final straightaway finishing with a time of 22"12. In the final of the men's 100m, Justin Gatlin has struggled to win with a time of 9"98. Behind him placed the Qatari Ogonude, which then dominated the 200 meter race, recording a new Asian record with a time of 19"97. The primacy of Africa was established, by the Kenyan Faith Kipyegon in the mile, running in 4'16 "71, just 4 seconds from the world record. The second African primacy of the evening, best world performance of the season, was made by the Tunisian Hariba Ghribi 3000m steeplechase, with a time of 9'05"36. Best world performance of the year for the Ethiopian Yomif Kejelcha, which in 5000 m stopped the clock at 12'53"98.
Watch the highlights of the evening
Athletes in top form and a phenomenal track: the World Championships in Athletics in Beijing were a success!
It was an amazing World Championships in Beijing. From the track to the athletes who did their best in the event of the year. In the 47 races scheduled they was one world record set, 12 continental records and 91 national records. The most world seasonal bests were achieved with a total of 17. The numbers demonstrate the success, also further substantiated by the magnitude of some characters.
The firm's review? The world record of American Ashton Eaton in the decathlon. The athlete beat his own world record by scoring 9,045 points over the 10-discipline event. His phenomenal time in the 400: 45"00, something never seen before in a competition of the decathlon.
In middle-distance the British star Mo Farah continued to shine, once again winning the 5,000 and 10,000m. Exceptional performance also by the Kenyan Asbel Kiprop, the third gold in a row in 1500, more important because it has allowed Kenya to win for the first time in the history of World Championship gold medals. The country of the highlands did not shine only in the middle distance, but took gold in the 400 hurdles by with Nicholas Bett and in the javelin with Julius Yego.
In the World Championships the Italians were severly rejected (zero medals) and the United States third in the medals table (6 golds, 6 silvers and 6 bronzes) continued the great duels in competitions, much of which was resolved in last race. To report American Christian Taylor 18:21 in the triple jump, was only 8 centimeters from the leader Jonathan Edwards.
The most spectacular final was that of men's 400m, with three men under 44 seconds: results like this never seen before. The Mondotrack took off at the foot of the South African Wayde Van Niekerk, the first in 43.48 (fourth ever in the world), but has also pushed by American LaShawn Merritt (silver in 43.65) and the Grenadian Kirani James, bronze with 43.78.
In the women a star arose: Dutch Dafne Schippers won the 200m with the new European record in 21.63 (third woman ever) and silver in the 100m behind the Jamaican Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce. Next year in Rio - on a new generation of fast Mondotrack - there will be a great duel between Schippers and Felix, which Beijing has raced only 400m, dominating them in 49.26.
The Nest closes its doors, but the echo of world champions will remain longer. At least until August 2017, when the next edition of the World Championships will be staged in London.
Presented the newest evolution of Mondotrack, which will be used for the first time at the Olympics.
While competitions were underway at the World Championships in Athletics in Beijing, Mondo and IAAF are looking toward the future, the Olympic Games in Rio 2016, which will still be under the banner of the Cuneo company. The agreement was signed between Mondo and the Augusto Velloso, the Brazilian company that in charge of the construction of the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, the Engenhão Stadium. Mondo will install 16,000 m2 of Mondotrack WS, the entire surface of the main track and the warm-up tracks, in collaboration with its traditional partners Brazilian Playpiso.
Mondo and IAAF also announced the renewal of their partnership until 2024. "The agency is proud to honor the World Athletics with Mondo as official supplier of the IAAF, and the renewal of this historical partnership," commented IAAF President Lamine Diack.
“The IAAF World Athletics Series of events continues to benefit from the quality and technical expertise of Mondo. Its sports surfaces are globally recognized as being at the cutting edge having been the stage for some memorable Athletics performances, none more so than Usain Bolt’s Olympic victories here in Beijing in 2008.”
The Rio games will be the 11th Olympic Games for Mondo. From the Montreal Olympics in 1976 to London 2012, through European and World outdoor and indoor championships, Pan American Games and hundreds of international meetings, are many athletics events over the years have had the Mondo brand for the past 60 years. Over 250 records were broken running, jumping and throwing on the Mondo tracks. The company has been a partner of the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) since 1987, when it began a technical partnership for the improvement of facilities and equipment dedicated to the sport. In 1999, Mondo was among the first companies to obtain a certified IAAF Certified Athletic Track Products Certificate, which including today Mondo Super X and, of course, Mondotrack.
Just like during the Olympics, Mondotrack returns as the star at the Bird's Nest stadium.
Seven years after the 2008 Olympic Games, the international track and field spotlight again turned to the Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest) at Beijing’s Olympic Park for the 15th IAAF World Championships. This is the biggest event to be held at the stadium since the 2008 Olympics where five world records were broken on the Mondotrack surface. A new Mondotrack surface was recently installed in the main stadium and structures adjacent to the stadium.
On a smaller scale than the 2008 Olympic Games, but no less colorful, Beijing opened the Bird's Nest Saturday to 50,000 spectators with an opening ceremony that featured a theme of “Flying with Dreams” and was packed with music, dancers and flags of all the competing nations representing the 2,000 or so participating athletes.
In addition to the opening ceremony, the stadium hosted the first races Saturday, and the first medals have been awarded, including a gold media to Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, who won his third World Championships 100m title with a time of 9.79, edging out the United State’s Justin Gatlin by .01 seconds. Britain’s Mo Farah won the 10,000m race winning his third world title with a time of 27:01.13.
The IAAF World Championships run through Aug. 30.
Once again, a track and field facilty with a Mondo surface has been chosen for an important competition
Less than a year until the Paralympics 2016, scheduled for September 7-18, 2016, but the wait is already big for what is going to be an issue impressive, with the participation of over 4,500 athletes with physical disabilities, from from more than 165 nations around the world. In view of this great event, the United States has chosen the venue that will host the biggest Paralympic trials in the history of American sports: from June 30 to July 2, 2016, in fact, more than 400 athletes will compete to become part of one of the team that will participate in Rio 2016. The event will be held at Irwin Belk Complex at Johnson C. Smith University of Charlotte (North Carolina), plant equipped with track with Mondotrack surface.
The seventeenth edition of the Pan American Games in Toronto has ended.
After more than two weeks of sporting events, which have seen the most committed 6100 athletes, the Pan American Games have ended. In athletics, the Canadian hosts have stood up to United States favorites, ranking second in the medal could, just two gold from the Americans. In particular, on the Mondotrack surface the Pan Am and Parapan Am Athletics Stadium, revamped version of the "old" York Stadium, within the York University, the Canadian Andre De Grasse was the star, winning both the 100 m that 200 m, with the times of 5.10 and 19.88 (personal best performance). Among sprinters, great run for the Dominican Luguelin Santos, who won the 400m with a time of 44.56 (best performance of the season). In the hurdles, the fastest time of the Games went to the American David Oliver, who won the 110m hurdles in running 13.07; Jeffery Gibson Bahamian national record for the 400 m hurdles, with a time of 48.51. In relay events, big test of the quartet of Trinidad and Tobago, who raced in the 4x400 m in 2:59.60, the best time of the season.
Among women, a stand out performance of the Jamaican Sherone Simpson, winner of the 100 meters with a time of 10.95 (best performance of the season); the Colombian Muriel Coneo, national record in the 1500 m, courses in 4:09:05; Brazil's Juliana dos Santos in the 5000 m, won with a time of 15:45.97, best personal performance; the Mexican Brenda Flores, who set a new Games record of running the 10,000 in 32: 41.33; the American Queen Harrison and Ashley Higginson which recorded the best performance of the Pan American Games, respectively in the 100m hurdles (12:52) and 3000 m steeplechase (9: 48.12). Great race for the American 4x100 m relay team, which won the gold with a time of 42.58, a record of the Games.
In Colombia, running on a Mondotrack an edition full of records.
From July 15th to 19th in Cali, Colombia, the ninth edition of the World Youth Championships in Athletics took place. The Pascual Guerrero stadium, equipped with a Mondotrack, has been setting high-performance and various youth records. Among the men, a stand out performance by the Japanese Abdul Hakim Sani Brown, who won both the 100 m (10.28) and 200 m (20:34), achieving in both cases the new championship record. Among the sprinters they have also highlighted the Jamaican Christopher Taylor with the world record seasonal students in 400 m (45.27); Kenyan Kumari Taki with the championship record in the 1500 m (3:36.38). In races over hurdles personal record (13.53) for the Frenchman Matteo Ngo, who won the 110 hurdles; world record seasonal students (49.11) for the American Norman Grimes in the 400 m hurdles. In the decathlon, championship record for the German Niklas Kaul with 8002 points. Among women, strong performance of the US Candace Hill which registered a new record of the championships (11.08) in the 100 m. Personal records for the US Samantha Watson in the 800 m (2:03.54), the Ecuadorian Maribel Caicedo in the 100 m hurdles (13.04) and the Kenyan Celliphine Chespol in 2000 m steeplechase (6:17.15). The medal has seen the United States place themselves on the top step of the podium with 9 medals, followed by Kenya with six medals and Cuba with 3 medals.
The day before the absolute tricolor, the Sports Facilities Commission FIDAL visited the headquarters of Mondo.
On the occasion of the Absolute Championships, to be held in Turin on Mondotrack surface Primo Nebiolo July 24th to 26th, Mondo hosted at its headquarters in Gallo d'Alba two important members of the National Commission Sports Facilities FIDAL. The architect Stefano Longhi, President of the Commission, and the surveyor Gianfranco Renzulli, Head of Sports Facilities FIDAL, visited the production facility and met the Commercial Directors of the company.
Mondo and the whole city of Alba celebrates the success of the European Junior Champion Pietro Riva.
With a time of 30'20 "45 the eighteen year old Pietro Riva graduated junior European champion in the 10,000 meters at Eskiltuna, Sweden. The Alba athlete crossed the finish line first at the end of a thrilling race, won in a sprint finish after running the last lap in less than 57 seconds. This success is a source of pride for the Mondo: the young, in fact, he trains on the Mondo Athletics San Cassiano.
(Photo Giancarlo Colombo / FIDAL)
The Pascual Guerrero Stadium ready for the ultimate youth competition.
The installation work has ended in Cali, Colombia of the track with a Mondo surface that will host the next World Youth Championships (July 15-19) . This year is the youth world championships where the competitions will be held on Mondotrack.
In Toronto competition will be held on Mondo, already thinking ahead to Rio in 2016.
Toronto begins the XVI Pan American Games, in multi-sport event from July 10 to 26, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. The event has attracted 6,000 athletes from 41 countries, competing in 36 different sports. It is the largest multi-sport event hosted by Canada with the presence of athletes, twice as many as for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
The track and field events will be held at York Stadium, on Mondo track surface , already supplier of the surface to the athletics track in seven other editions of the Pan American Games. Athletes can warm up and compete on Mondotrack surfaces. "It was important from our point of view to have a track of this level, to be made available to athletes who are preparing to compete in future events such as the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016," said Allen Vansen, executive vice president organizing Committee of Toronto in 2015.
The Pan Am Games and the Parapan Am Games will run on a Mondo Class 1 certified track.
Another track and field facility with a track by Mondo, has received Class 1 certification by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). York Stadium on the campus of York University in Toronto will host the 2015 Pan Am Games (July 10–26) and the Parapan Am Games (August 7–15). The venue met the precise quality and performance requirements by the IAAF to receive this prestigious certification.
The surface of the track at the York Stadium is Mondotrack, as well as in the two other Canadian facilities that have been certified Class 1: Stadium Moncton and Université de Sherbrooke Stadium.
Before the races the athletes can warm up in the near Toronto Track and Field Center, which is also equipped with Mondotrack, with IAAF Class 2 certification.
Awaiting for the World Championships in Beijing, a great evening of athletics on the Mondo track of the Teghil Stadium.
The XXVI edition of the International Meeting of Athletics Sport Solidarity of Lignano, took place in Lignano Sabbiadoro, on the Mondo track of the Teghil Stadium. Organized by the Amateur Sports New Athletic from Friuli in Udine, the meeting is considered one of the greatest events of Athletics taking place in Italy. It is no coincidence, in fact, that this year the great athletes from thirty countries are participating, which were able to test their preparation for the upcoming World Championships in Beijing. As is the case since the first edition, held July 21, 1990, were included in the program also competitions for athletes with disabilities, some of whom have competed alongside great champions.
Coming to the races in the 100m men, success of Jamaican Julian Forte who ran in 10.18; behind him he was placed compatriot Andrew Fisher (10.21). In the 100m women, victory for the American Elaine Thompson, who equaled the meet record with a time of 11.11. Excellent performance by Italian director Matteo Galvan in the 400m: the athlete from Vicenza finished third with a time of 46.15, behind the Jamaican Rusheen McDonald, winner in 45.61, and the US Manteo Mitchell (45.82). In 1500m women, success for the US Kerry Gallagher, who set the record of the meet with a time of 4:03.56. In the men's race, winning the New Zealander Nick Willis, with a time of 3:39.31, the best time of the season for him. In the 800 m men, four athletes ran under 1:46, with Jeffrey Riseley winner with a time of 1:44.99, his best time of the season. In the women's race, success for the Australian Brittany McGowan in 2:03.03. In the 3000m men, victory for the American Eric Jenkins, who with a time of 7:41.79 he recorded his best time in distance. Great expectations for the 400m hurdles, with Ottavio Missoni Trophy which was won by the American Jeshua Anderson, who ran in 49.14; on the podium the Cuban Omar Cisneros (49.60) and the turkish Yasmani Copelloesco Bar (49.73), both with their best seasonal performance. In the 100 hurdles, winning perl'italiana Giulia Tessaro, with a time of 13.48.
The Mondo surfaces are the protagonists in the major events of the Federal Championship.
The Federal Council of the FIDAL was held in Rome, during which the dates and locations of the main events were approved for the Federal Championship for the season 2016. Of the nine high-level events in the program, six will be played in systems with surfaces Mondo. Among the events Indoor, Italian Championships Combined Events (Padua, 23 and 24 January 2016), the Italian Junior Championships and Promises (Ancona, 6 and 7 February 2016) and the Italian Championships Juniors (Ancona, 13 and 14 February 2016). Both appointments with companies Track Championships: Championship Final A company Absolute Oro (Milan, 24 and 25 September 2016) and now Absolute Championship Final A Silver (Orvieto, 24 and 25 September 2016). Finally, the appointment with the Italian Championships, scheduled for June 24 to 26 in Rieti.
Slovakia won the gold medal in athletics.
The first edition of the European Games has ended, hosted by the city of Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. More than 6,000 athletes from 49 countries participated in over 220 events spread over 19 sports. Among them Athletics had a prominent role, whose competitions were held on Mondotrack at Baku National Stadium.
After a thrilling head to head with the Austrian team, Slovakia won the gold medal in track and field with 458.5 points, only half a point higher than in Austria. Third place for Israel, which won the bronze with 439 points. Slovak contributed to the success of the victories by Tomas Benko in the 100 m (10.60), Jan Volko in the 200 m (21.08), Martin Kucera in the 400 m hurdles (50.70), Iveta Putalova in the 400 m (53.07), the 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay women.
Russia wins its fourth European title on a Mondo track.
In front of their home crowd, the Russian national athletics did not disappoint and took fourth continental title in six editions of the European Championships in Athletics for nations. Russia (368.5 points), preceded by Germany (346.5 points) and France (319.5 points). Among the twelve participating nations, strong performance also by Italy, who equaled its best result ever in the event, finishing in sixth place.
On the Mondo Sportflex track in Olimpiyskiy Stadium in the city of Cheboksary, many athletes have shown good form for the upcoming World Championships in Beijing. These include Russian Denis Kudryavtsev with the championship record in the 400m hurdles, and the Italian Giordano Benedetti with the championship record in the 800m (1:45.11). Championship record also in the relay 4x100m: in the men the UK won with a time of 38.21, among women success for Ukraine who ran in 42.50. Success and event record for France in the men's 4x400m, with a time of 3: 00:47.
Other record of the event were made by Russian Ekaterina Koneva in the triple jump (14.87m), the German Christina Schwanitz in the shot put (19.82m), Poland's Anita Wlodarczyk in hammer (78.28), the Russian Darya Klishina in long jump (6.95).
Mondo Super X Performance stars in the weekend of track and field stars and stripes.
Two important athletics meeting are scheduled in the US this weekend, both on the track surface with Mondo Super X Performance. The first is the 2015 edition of the US Paralympics Track & Field National Championships, June 19 to 21 at the Robert and Alexandra Klas Center, on the campus of Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Two hundred of the signposting US athletes are expected for this event, and among them Tatyana McFadden, 11 times Paralympic medalist, who in 2014 has improved the world record in the 1,500 and 5,000 meters T54 category. This meeting will serve to select the American athletes participating in the Parapan American Games (in August 2015) and the IPC Athletics World Championships (October 2015).
The second event of the Mondo Super X Performance surface, always scheduled June 19-21, is the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation New Balance Nationals Outdoor track and field championship, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary on the track of the Irwin Belk Track Aggie Stadium, on the campus of North Carolina A & T State University in Greensboro.
Four new records set on the Mondo track at the adidas Grand Prix.
The many champions who participated in the adidas Grand Prix 2015 did not disappoint. In front of the crowded grandstands at Icahn Stadium, athletes have outdone themselves with superior performances, among which four records set during the meet in the women (400m, 1000m, high jump and long jump). Mondo Super X Performance track on the plant in New York the most anticipated match was the race in the 200m, won with a time of 20:29. The same wind also affected the women's race of 200m, with the American Tori Bowie has managed to win the same - and convincing - with a time of 22:23 (third best performance of the year). Entertainment in the male 400m: the South African Wayde van Niekerk showed the new national record and the second best performance in the world for 2015; among women, Francena McCorory ran in 49.86, the best performance of the year and record of the meeting. Record of the meeting for the American Erin Donohue, who ran the 1000m in 2:37.42 achieved his best time ever. Among the athletes expected was David Rudisha, who returned to his level by touching the best performance of the season in the 800m of only 0.02 with a time of 1:43:58. In the same race he has impressed the 22 year old American Boris Berian, who with a time of 1:43.84 has improved its staff of less than 5 seconds. Another important result, winning the Puerto Rican Javier Culson in the 400m hurdles with a seasonal best time (48.48).
Parade of superstars on the Mondo track at Icahn Stadium.
Entertainment assured Adidas Grand Prix in New York, on Saturday June 13th. Mondo Super X Performance track on dell'Icahn Stadium, Randall's Island, are expected some of the best performers in the world of athletics. This year will be the eleventh edition of adidas Grand Prix, the seventh leg of the IAAF Diamond League 2015. The track at Icahn Stadium over the years has witnessed extraordinary performance, including two world records and 22 national records. In New York for the meeting of this year they are expected superstars of athletics, as David Rudisha, Blanka Vlasic, Ajee Wilson, Jenn Suhr and Sally Person; bringing more than 35 Olympic or world champions at the event, and more than 70 medalists.
The Icahn Stadium has a track 400m eight-lane, with a living Mondo Super X Performance, Class 1 certified by the IAAF. It was the first facility for athletics in the United States to receive this prestigious certification. Only four plants in the US and 80 worldwide have been certified by the IAAF Class 1.
Mondo’s Super X Performance track is recognized as one of the fastest, most durable and environmentally safest tracks available. Perfect for both training and high-performance competition, the track is known for its shock absorption and optimal energy return, and its ideal blend of speed and comfort for the athletes.
Twelve national athletics from the old continent will compete on Mondo track for the European title.
On une 20 and 21, 2015, the Russian city of Cheboksary will host the sixth edition of the European Athletics Championships for nations (European Athletics Team Championships). The most important races will be held at the Olimpiyskiy stadium, featuring its eight-lane track with a Mondo Super X surface.
The first European Games will be held on Mondo track.
Expectations mount for the opening of the first edition of the European Games, to be held in Baku June 18 to 28. In the capital of Azerbaijan expects more than 6,000 athletes from 49 nations. The European Games provide competition for more than 220 events in 19 sports; among the most anticipated races there will be those for Athletics, to be held at the Baku National Stadium, a facility which can accommodate up to 68,000 spectators, with an athletics track with the Mondotrack surface.
Completed ahead of schedule the installation of the Mondo track for the World Championships in Athletics.
Despite the adverse weather conditions, the Mondo team has finished installing the new track inside the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, which will host the World Outdoor Championships in Athletics in August. Three teams of technicians and installers involved in the installation completed the facility prior to the May 11th deadline for the closure of the session. It is currently being tested and certified IAAF Class 1 with the new Mondotrack, the old Olympic track removed will be installed in municipal facilities and structures adjacent to the Stadium, while a small part will be housed in the Museum of the Olympic Games, which will be inaugurated within the Bird's Nest.
Second edition of the IAAF World Relays: the Mondo track in Nassau does not disappoint.
Great excitement at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas, during the second edition of the IAAF World Relays. One of the most exciting races was the women's medley relay, who made his debut in the event posting the new world record: the American team (Treniere Moser, Sanya Richards-Ross, Ajee 'Wilson, Shannon Rowbury) won with the time of 10: 36.50.
There was also great show in the final of the men's 4x100m. The title was won by the USA team, who with a time of 37.38 set the championship record. The American quartet composed of Mike Rodgers, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Ryan Bailey preceded the one led by Jamaican Usain Bolt (37.68, personal best seasonal) and Japanese (38.20, personal best seasonal). In the other races stand out success by the Jamaica in men's 4x200m (1: 20.97), the US in the men's 4x400 m (2: 58.43, world record seasonal) and the men's 4x800 meters (7: 04.84, championship record). Among women, great performance of Jamaica in the 4x100 m (42.14, world record seasonal), and Nigeria in the 4x200m (1: 30.52, world record seasonal). Following the event, the United States has seen place themselves on the top step of the medals podium, with 7 gold medals and one silver.
The competitions were held at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, in the Queen Elizabeth Sports Center in Nassau, the Bahamas. Athletes ran track Mondo Super X 720, which provides a significant increase in comfort without compromising athletic performance through the application of technology exclusively developed for Mondotrack.
Two American Collge meets taking place on Mondo tracks
Two popular track and field meets taking place this week are being held on Mondo Super X Performance tracks. The first competition, the 2015 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee, runs now through April 26th at Drake Stadium on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The 106th annual contest brings some of the world’s top athletes together for this much-anticipated event. The second meet, the 9th Annual Hillsdale College Gina Relays, is April 23-25. More than 1,000 athletes will descend upon the Ken Herrick Outdoor Track on the college’s campus in Hillsdale, Michigan, for one of the great annual events on the college’s athletic calendar.
The outdoor season at American universities continues on Mondotrack.
This weekend (April 17-18) two track and field championships in North Carolina will be held on the Mondotrack surface. The first competition, the South Atlantic Conference (SAC) Track and Field Championships, will take place in Hickory at the Irwin Belk Track at the Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University. The second meet, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Outdoor Track and Field Championships, will be contested in Charlotte at the Irwin Belk Complex at Johnson C. Smith University. Both Division II schools have Mondotrack surfaces. The competition track of the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympic Games, Mondotrack and is made by Mondo, the global leader in the track and field, indoor sport and contract flooring markets.
Important university track and field events to be ran on Mondo surfaces.
On April 10th & 11th, the John McDonnell Invitational at the University of Arkansas, will take place at the Division I school’s John McDonnell Field on Mondo’s newest track surface, the Super X 720. John McDonnell Field is one of only five in the U.S. and the first one on a college campus to receive the prestigious International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Class I certification. “The Mondo Super X 720 track has literally been a game changer for us,” said Chris Bucknam, head coach, Track and Field, University of Arkansas. “This surface, which combines the necessary properties for great performances during competition with a forgiving feel during training sessions, is unmatched in the industry today.
The second meet, the Johnson C. Smith Invitational, at Johnson C. Smith University. The Irwin Belk Complex (Division II) features a Mondotrack, the same track surface of the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympic Games.
Tthe renovation of the Olympic track in Beijing has started.
The opening of the IAAF World Championships is approaching ,which will be held in Beijing from August 22nd to 30th, 2015, and the Bird's Nest stadium has undergone a makeover. In view of the most important Athletics event this year, the complete renovation began with the renewal of the track, again with the Mondotrack surface.
Super X Performance and Mondotrack surfaces are the protagonists of the weekend of athletics.
Friday, March 13th and Saturday, March 14th the NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III national indoor track and field championships will take place on Mondo tracks, already the surface of 19 Championships regional conferences held this year.
Mondo’s tracks are used at so many championships because the company is committed to developing fast tracks that are ideal for both training and high-performance competition and that let athletes do their very best. That’s why world records are routinely set on Mondo tracks—more than 250 overall.” said Michael Tovar, director, track & field, North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) for Mondo.
The Division I Championships will take place at the Randal Tyson Track Center on the campus of University of Arkansas on a Mondo Super X Performance surface.
The Division II Championships will be held at the Birmingham (Alabama) CrossPlex while the Division III Championships will be contested at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Both of those venues have the Mondotrack surface.
The Mondotrack at the Birmingham CrossPlex has a hydraulic banked track. Two curved sections are banked for high-speed running events, allowing athletes to safely maximize their speed and performance on the curves instead of decelerating, which they must do on flat surfaces. A hydraulic system raises and lowers the curved sections, and when lowered, the track is flush with the surrounding surfaces for other sports or activity use.
Several athletes showed their best performance on the master hydraulic Modultrack in the city of Marche.
Italian Indoor Master Championships were held at the Banca Marche Palas of Ancona, which reported record performance: a world record, one European and twenty-five national performance. The new world record came in the long jump M50 thanks to Gianni Becatti (Olimpia Amateurs Rimini) who jumped 6.75. The new European record was recorded by Mario Longo (Atl. Posillipo) in 60 M50 with a time of 7.29. Among the national records, stand those obtained on the Mondo hydraulic Modultrack in Marche: in the 800m, national record for Luciano Acquarone (Olimpia Amateurs Rimini / SM85) with 3:35.19 and Waltraud Egger (Sportclub Meran / SF65) with 3:08:51; best national benefit for the 4x200 relay SF65 Sef Macerata, who raced in 2:44.20; best national benefit for the 4x200 SM75 SportClub of Meran, with a time of 2:22:56 and the 4x200 SF55 of Trieste Atleticam who raced in 2:04:38; best performance for Italian Thomas Oberhofer (Sudtirol Team Club) in 60hs SM50 with a time of 8.73; Luciano Acquarone (Olimpia Amateurs Rimini) in 1500 SM85 and 3000 SM85; Maria Ruggeri (Atl. Villafranca) in 60 SF45 courses in 8:07; Barbara Martinelli (US San Vittore Olona 1906)in the 400 SF50 with a time of 1:00.70; Daniela Fassi (Atl. Varazze) in 60 SF55 courses in 9:06; Umbertina Contini (Atl. City of Padua) in 60 SF65 with a time of 9:57; Waltraud Egger (Sportclub Meran) in the 1500 SF65 and 3000 SF65 respectively with a time of 6:5:39 and 12:48.70; Jole Sellan (Atl. Aviano) in 1500 SF75, courses in 8:29.73; Nives Fozzer (New Track from Friuli) in 60 SF85 courses in 13.99. That just ended was the tenth consecutive year of Master hosted by Ancona, who will return in 2016 to organize the European Masters indoor. (Photo by FIDAL Marche).
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Mondo tracks continue to be the surface of choice for indoor track and field championships
Six more upcoming indoor track and field championships, including four for NCAA Division I regional conferences, will take place on Mondo track surfaces.
“Venues with Mondo tracks have been the choice of many indoor championship meets this season because we are committed to developing tracks that are ideal for both training and high-performance competition and that let athletes do their very best,” said Michael Tovar, director, track & field, North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) for Mondo.
One of the championships, the USATF Indoor Track & Field Championships, is being contested on Mondo’s newest track surface, the Super X 720. This Div. I championship will take place Feb. 27-March 1 at the Reggie Lewis Center on the campus of Roxbury (Massachusetts) Community College.
Upcoming championships taking place on Mondo’s Super X Performance surface are:
Big 12 Conference (Div. I), Feb. 27-28, Lied Recreation-Athletic Center, Iowa State University, (Ames); Big East Conference (Div. I), Feb. 28-March 1, New Balance Track & Field Center, 168th Street Armory Youth Center,(New York City); Old Dominion Athletic Conference (Div. III), March 1, Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, (Landover, Maryland)
Two championships are being held on Mondo’s Mondotrack surface include: Atlantic Sun Conference (Div. I), Feb. 28-March 1, JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, (North Carolina); Landmark Conference (D. III), Feb. 28, James W. Garrett Sports Complex Field House, Susquehanna University of Selinsgrove, (Pennsylvania).
Mondo tracks are the protagonists of the NCAA Championships in Athletics
From Rhode Island to Alabama, eight upcoming indoor track and field championships, including six for NCAA Division I regional conferences, will take place on Mondo track surfaces.
“Mondo’s tracks let athletes perform their best, so it’s no wonder that facilities with our world-class surfaces are chosen to host so many track and field championships,” said Michael Tovar, director, track & field, North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) for Mondo.
It is of course Super X Performance surface the American East Conference (Div. 1) at the New Balance Track & Field Center (168th Street Armory Youth Center, New York City), the Capital Athletic Conference at the Freeman Center of Christopher Newport University (Newport News, Virginia), the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (Div 1) the New Balance Track & Field Center (168th Street Armory Youth Center, New York), the Northeast Conference (Div. 1) at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex (Landover, Maryland), the Patriot League (Div. 1) at the Wesley A. Brown Fieldhouse of the US Naval Academy (Annapolis, Maryland).
Three other events were held on tracks with Mondotrack surface: the Atlantic 10 Conference (Div. 1) to Mackal Fieldhouse at the University of Rhode Island (Kingston), the Conference Carolinas to JDL Fast Track (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) The Sun Belt Conference (Div. 1) to CrossPlex Birmingham (Alabama).
The Wesley A. Brown Fieldhouse and the Birmingham CrossPlex feature Mondo hydraulic banked tracks. Two curved sections are banked for high-speed running events, allowing athletes to safely maximize their speed and performance on the curves instead of decelerating, which they must do on flat surfaces. A hydraulic system raises and lowers the curved sections, and when lowered, the track is flush with the surrounding surfaces for other sports or activity use.
On the Mondo track in Birmingham, Mo Farah made his first world record.
Extraordinary season debut for the Briton Mo Farah at Sainsbury Grand Prix, IAAF indoor meeting in Birmingham. On the Mondo removable Modultrack at the NIA Arena, the Olympic champion ran the two miles in 8'03 "40, new world record on the distance, improving by almost a second one obtained the Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele. For the 31 year old athlete, world champion, European and Olympic, this is the first world record of his career. At the same meeting were recorded two more seasonal best in the world: the Briton Greg Rutherford jumped 8:17 long; the US Sharika Nelvis raced the 60 obstacles in 7 "87.
In Stockholm was the best time in the women's 5000m indoor.
A great show in Stockholm during of the 26th edition of the XL Galan Meeting, Event IAAF Indoor Permit Meeting. The Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba, in fact, set a new indoor world record in the 5000 m, running a time of 14'18 "86. On the Swedish Modultrack, on the same day there were also five best performances of the year and four Arena records.
Click here to watch the video of the race of Genzebe Dibaba.
The spotlight is on the Mondo track at the Armory Youth Center.
Saturday, February 14th will be held NYRR Millrose Games, the New Balance Track & Field Center of the famous 168th Street Armory Youth Center in New York. The facility is equipped with an indoor banked track with the Mondo Super X Performance surface.
The indoor athletics season continues for the stars and stripes.
Among the athletic events in the United States in mid-February three stand out on the Mondo track surfaces. The first is the Tyson Invitational, on February 13th and 14th, at the Randal Tyson Track Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. The second, also on February 13th and 14th, is the Don Kirby Elite Invitational at the Albuquerque Convention Center of the University of New Mexico. Both meets will be held on the Mondo Super X Performance surface. The Southland Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, instead will be ran on the Mondotrack surface, scheduled for February 16th and 17th, at Birmingham CrossPlex (awarded in 2013 by the American Sports Builders Association), in Alabama. The three competitions are held on tracks with six lanes of 200m, with a hydraulic system that allows you to tilt the two curved sections of the track at events that feature the sprinters: the system, in fact, allows athletes to maximize in securely its speed and performance on the curves, without having to decelerate as it happens on the flat surfaces.
The Mondotrack at the JDL Fast Track does not disappoint.
Great excitement at JDL Fast Track during the Camel City Elite meet. On Mondotrack, two athletes in particular, are unveiled: Cory Leslie and two-time Olympian Shannon Rowbury have recorded a new state record in North Carolina in the mile distance, respectively, with a time of 3:56.99 and 4:22.66. That of Rowbury, in particular, was the fastest indoor mile set by a woman since 2000, best performance of 2015. By this time, Shannon Rowbury is now the fifth fastest woman of all time indoors and third in the United States.
Team USA improved by six seconds in the Distance Medley Relay record.
The 2015 indoor athletics season began with a bang at the Armory Track Individual, thanks to a stunning performance of Team USA in the Distance Medley Relay, the relay consists of four fractions with different distances: 1200, 400, 800 and 1600 meters. The American team, composed of Matt Centrowitz, Mike Berry, Erik Sowinski and Pat Casey, took full advantage of the potential of the Mondo Super X improving the previous record by six seconds with a time of 9:19.93. Another star of the meet was Ajee 'Wilson, who won the 800m in 2:01.63.
The start an eventful season for the Mondo track at the University of Arkansas.
Everything is ready at the Randal Tyson Track Center of the University of Arkansas for the 2015 edition of Arkansas Razorback Team Invitational, an event that brings together athletes from fourteen universities in the Midwest and Southern United States. The athletics meeting, scheduled for January 30th and 31st, will take place on the surface Mondo Super X Performance. The university, which is part of the NCAA Division I, this season will host nine indoor events, including the SEC Championship in February and NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships in March. Since 2000, the University of Arkansas has hosted the NCAA Indoor Championships eleven times.
JDL Fast track will be ran on the Olympic surface Mondotrack
On Friday, January 30th at JDL Fast Track, one of the premier indoor track and field facilities in the Southeast, will host the Camel City Elite. The facility features a Mondotrack, the track of the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympic Games. A set of elite races held within the larger collegiate Hilton Garden Invitational, Camel City Elite is a competition for professional athletes who will be vying for $40,000 in prize money and bonuses. JDL Fast Track will host multiple NCAA Division I and Division II conference meets in 2015 as well as serve as the venue for the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships and USA Track & Field Masters Indoor Track &Field Championships, both taking place in March.
The biggest sporting event of 2015 will take place on the Mondo surface..
The official agreement was made between Mondo and the Organizing Committee of the 2015 World Championships in Athletics for the supply of the track inside the Beijing National Stadium. The new track will be the flagship of the complete makeover of the Beijing Bird Nest - Olympic Complex Stadium, used for the 2008 Olympics, the first was held on a Mondotrack surface and on which Usain Bolt recorded three world records: 100m, 200m and 4x100 relay. Installed were approximately 21,000 square meters of Mondotrack 13,5mm, red material, on the main track, as well as on the warm-up track and the connection area between the two tracks. The work is scheduled to begin on March 15, 2015, in time for the test event in late May. The World Championships in Athletics will be held August 22nd to 30th, 2015. "The IAAF World Championships will be the biggest sporting event of 2015. Two thousand athletes from more than 200 nations, will find themselves in Beijing for nine days of competition that will be seen by an audience of 6 billion people around the world, "said Lamine Diack, IAAF President.
The company is among the supporters of the non-profit organization representing the track and field coaches in the US.
Held in Phoenix, Arizona, the annual conference of the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The USTFCCCA is a professional non-profit organization that represents coaches cross country and track and field in the United States. A key part of the event is represented by courses for coaches, which this year focused among other topics such as science and psychology applied to sport and injury management.
Mondo participated in the event as a supporter of the USTFCCCA, confirming its commitment to athletics in the United States.
Another award won by a sports facility with a Mondo track installed.
The Hornet Stadium at Sacramento State has received from American Sports Builders Association an award in the category of Distinguished Track Facilities; the same facility also won the award for Outdoor Track Facility of the Year. The Hornet Stadium was one of the first to install the new Mondo Super X 720 surface, which replaced the Mondo Super X Performance installed in 1998. After installing the new track, Sacramento State has won the right to host the 2014 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, and the 2018 NCAA Division I West Regional Outdoor Championships.
Renaud Lavillenie and Valerie Adams were named
The pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie and shot putter Valerie Adams were named "athlete of the year." French that ousted Tsar Sergey Bubka and New Zealand undefeated for four years. Lavillenie beat marathoner Dennis Kimetto and altista Mutaz Barshim, while Adams had most of the middle-distance runner Genzebe Dibaba and sprinter Dafne Schippers. For the first time since the award was established (1988), both winners of the runners are not: even throwing and jumping you can leave your mark. Especially if you get results of prestige. The twenty-eight year old Lavillenie has established a new world record by jumping 6.16 in February in Donetsk, an inch better than the previous record of Bubka. During the season the transalpine won 21 of 22 races which he participated, winning the European title in Zurich, the ultimate success in the Diamond Race and the Continental Cup in Marrakech. "2014 could not get better, it was really a dream year. I can only enjoy this recognition and be grateful to the entire family of athletics, "said Renaud, adding:" I think that having set the record has contributed to winning the award, but there was also something else. I was not perfect as the Adams but I lost one game in the season, not bad in a specialty unpredictable as the pole vault. "
The thirty year old shot putter season has caught the world indoor title in Sopot and triumphed in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. She was also the only athlete to win all seven stages of the Diamond League, bringing to 56 the winning streak. "This recognition - said Valerie - is the icing on the cake of my 2014. From the physical point of view it was a difficult year, but I am proud to have achieved these milestones representing New Zealand and Oceania."
In the evening of celebration at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille were also awarded the Lithuanian Virgilijus Alekna (Lifetime Achievement Award), French Wilhem Belocian and British Morgan Lake (rising stars) and the American Tom Tellez (best coach). They have also been included in the Hall of Fame athletes of the past twelve o'clock: Valeriy Brumel, Glenn Davis, Heike Drechsler, Hicham El Guerrouj, Marita Koch, Robert Korzeniowski, Janis Lusis, Bob Mathias, Wilma Rudolph, Shirley Strickland de la Hunty, Lasse Viren and Cornelius Warmerdam.
Finally, to report the decisions of the Council of the IAAF. The biggest was the assignment of Doha World Championships 2019. The capital of Qatar beat Eugene and Barcelona. In 2017 however the World Cup will be held in Nairobi students and those of cross-country race in Kampala. The Continental Cup 2018 will be hosted by Ostrava.
The Board has also determined that the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 thirteen finals will take place in the morning, eight inside the stadium, at least one in each of the six sessions in the program, more running trials and marathons. Relay at the World Championships of 2015 will be replaced by the 4x1500 "medley relay", test with four fractions of 1200, 400, 800 and 1600 meters.
The announcement of the names will be made during the 2014 IAAF World Athletics Gala.
Friday, November 21, 2014 in Monte Carlo will be held the annual World Athletics Gala. As always, the most exciting moment of the evening will be the announcement of the names of the best athletes of 2014. To contend for the title in 2014 World Athletes of the Year will be: among men Mutaz Essa Barshim (Qat), Dennis Kipruto Kimetto (Ken) and Renaud Lavillenie (Fra); among women Valerie Adams (Nzl), Genzebe Dibaba (Eth) and Dafne Schippers (Ned). The finalists were chosen after a two-week survey, which involved members of the IAAF Council and IAF, the national federations members of the IAAF, the members of the Commission and the IAAF, the directors of the meeting IAAF, athletes ambassadors IAAF, the representative of the athletes, the best athletes, members of the international press, the staff members and IAAF official partner of the IAAF.
It did not disappoint, the expectations of the 2014 edition of the Rieti meeting, last race of the IAAF World Challenge circuit.
Saturday, September 7th took place one of the classic events with athletics in Italy, the meeting in Rieti. The spectators in the stadium Raul Guidobaldi have witnessed a series of excellent performance on Mondotrack, with many of the athletes are able to improve their personal time. Among these is the new Italian record in the 300m: Matteo Galvan, in fact, beat the previous one, which since 1979 belonged to Pietro Mennea, running in 32"01, in a race won by the Polish Karol Zalewski world with the fastest time of the season, 31 "93. It was confirmed on the highest levels Federica Del Buono, who in 800m made his new staff with a time of 2'00"58; The race was won by Kenyan Agatha Jeruto (1'59 "51). Personal best time for the Moroccan Abdellati Iguider in the 3000m course in 7'34"99; in the same race, new staff for the blue Abdellah Haidane with a time of 7'47"34. Kenyan success in 1500m, thanks to Silas Kiplagat which has prevailed with a time of 3'31"44; while 800m were won by Taoufik Makhloufi, who raced in 1'43"83. The Tunisian Habiba Ghribi won the race the 3000m steeplechase racing in 9'21"73.
In the races for sprinters, stands yet another great seasonal performance by Justin Gatlin, who in Rieti set the world record in 2007 (9"74). The American sprinter raced in 9"83. In the other series, happened to Asafa Powell with a time of 9"90. In the women's 100m, the Jamaican Carrie Russell to win with a time of 11"10. In the 400m, another success for Jamaican athlete, Stephenie Anna McPherson with a time of 50"38; excellent test of Maria Benedicta Ghigbolu that realizes its staff in 52"39. In the race of the 400m hurdles, victory for Estonia Rasmus Maegi with a time of 49"47, and new staff for Leonardo Capotosti who finished with a time of 50"05.
The last leg of the Diamond League in Brussels was memorable, thanks to an amazing Justin Gatlin on Mondo track.
Concluded in Brussels with the Memorial Van Damme, the 2014 edition of the IAAF Diamond League. The absolute star of the evening was Justin Gatlin: on Mondotrack at the King Baudouin Stadium, the American sprinter won both the 100m race and the 200m, creating two extraordinary performances. Gatlin ran the 100m in 9"77, best performance of the year and his best time ever; in the 200m, courses only 50 minutes after the conclusion of the race the 100m, won by dominating opponents with a time of 19"71.
In the other matches played on the Mondo track, stand the best performance of the year in the 3000m steeplechase, recorded by Kenyan Jairus Kipchoge Birech with a time of 7'58"41; the excellent performance of Sanya Richards in the 400m (49 "99) and Allison Felix in the 200m (22"02); confirmation of the French Martinot-Lagarde in the 110 hurdles (13"08).
With the Belgian stage were assigned the final edition 2014 Diamond League, 100m, Justin Gatlin (USA); 110 hurdles, Pascal Martinot-Lagarde (Fra); 1500m, Silas Kiplagat (Ken); 3000m steeplechase, Jairus Kipchoge Birech (Ken); high, Mutaz It Barshim (Qat); auction, Renaud Lavillenie (Fra); long jump, Jeff Henderson (USA); discus, Piotr Malachowski (Pol); women's 200m, Allison Felix (USA); women's 400m, Novlene Williams-Mills (Giam); women's 800m, Jepkoech Eunice Sum (Ken); women's 3000M, Mercy Cherono (Ken); women's 400m hurdles, Kaliese Spencer (Giam); women's shot put, Valerie Adams (Nz);women's triple women, Caterine Ibarguen (Col); women's javelin, Barbora Spatakova (WCC).
One of the oldest athletics meeting in Italy is of course Mondotrack.
Tuesday, September 2nd the fiftieth edition of the Palio of Quercia was held in Rovereto. The absolute star of the evening was Federica Del Buono: the 19-year old Italian athlete, in fact, won the 1500m running race in 4'05 "32, thus improving their own personal time to a second abundant. Two other athletes were the stars of exciting races: Libiana Grenot, won gold in the 400m at the recent European Championships, she had to settle for second place, behind the Jamaican Stephanie McPherson, who raced in 50"69; race in the high jump, Alessia Trost has improved an inch its seasonal staff, jumping 1.91, but could not get past the second place, behind Ukrainian Okuneva, who won with 1.94.
In other matches, the stand out success of Justin Gatlin in the 100m, who ran in 10"07, and that of Olympian and former world record holder in the 110m hurdles Tyron Robles, who dominated the race finishing with a time of 13"29.
The 2014 edition of the IAAF Diamond League athletics concludes in Belgium
Friday, September 5th, Brussels will host the conclusion of the 2014 edition of the IAAF Diamond League. In the Belgian capital, on the occasion of the 38th edition of the Memorial Van Damme the last 16 winners of the Diamond Race trophy will be crowned, half of which will compete knowing that they had already won the title in the earlier stages of the Diamond League: Pascal Martinot-Lagarde in the 110 hurdles, Novlene Williams-Mills in the 400m, Jairus Birech in the 3000 steeplechase, Eunice Sum in the 800m, Renaud Lavillenie in the pole vault, Kaliese Spencer in the 400m hurdles, Caterine Ibarguen in the triple jump, Valerie Adams in the shot put. For Lavillenie winning the Diamond Race is a record: the French athlete, in fact, won this trophy without interruption since its creation in 2010, a goal that no one else can match.
With regard to the disciplines in which the title has yet to be assigned, the challenge stands in the race the women's 200m between Allyson Felix and Blessing Okagbare: the two sprinters are separated by just two points in the standings for the Diamond Race Trophy, if successful. The challenge will be held on Mondotrack the King Baudouin Stadium.
At the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing many young athletes have achieved personal best times on a Mondotrack.
Great performance and lots of emotions in the Olympic Sports Center in Nanjing, that August 20 to 26 hosted the athletics events of the second edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games (Youth Olympic Games).
On Mondotrack many of the sports athletes were able to achieve the best performance of their lives, winning the gold medal racing like never before. Among the sprinters, in particular, on display, the Chinese Xu Zhihang, the favorite in the final of the 400m hurdles, which did not disappoint the home crowd, winning the Youth Olympic title with a time of 50 "61 personal records and the same time the Tunisian Mohamed Jlassi, beaten only photo-finish. In the 110m hurdles, excellent performance by the Jamaican Jaheel Hyde, who won the gold setting a personal best time, 12 "96. In the women's field, outstanding achievements and personal best times in the 400m by Australia's Jessica Thornton (52 "50), the French Laura Valette in the 100m hurdles (12" 34), the South African Gezelle Magerman in the 400m hurdles (57 "91).
Good times even in the middle-distance and distance races. Among men stand out with a personal record of successes Kenyan Gilbert Soet in 1500m (3'41 "99) and the Japanese Minoru Onogawa in the 10000m run (42'03"64). Among women, won gold and made his personal record in the 800m the Ghanaian Martha Bissah (2'04 "90) and the Japanese Nozomi Takamatsu in 3000m (9'01" 58); But while the Chinese Ma Zhenxia won the 5000m run with a time of 22'22 "08, youthful best performance of the season.
In the other matches played on the Mondotrack, one of the favorites that have fulfilled the predictions of the pre-race there are the American Myles Marshall, who won gold in the 800m with a time of 1'49"14; Ethiopian Yomif Kejelcha, who won the 3000m with a time of 7'56"20; American Noah Lyles, who won the final of the men's 200m running in 20"80. Predictions also met in two races of 2000m steeplechase: among women the victory went to the Kenyan Rosefline Chepngetich with a time of 6'22"67; among men gold went Cushite Wogene Sebsibe who raced in 5'38"42.
The other races have seen impose the Ethiopian Tesfaye Kokebe in the 1500m women (4'15 "38), the Jamaican Natalliah Whyte in the final of the 200m (23"55), the Chinese Liang Xiaojing in the final of the 100m (11"06), the Zambian Sydney Siame in the 100m men's (10"56), the Jamaican Martin Manley in the final of the 400m (46"31).
The Italian champions scene in the new stadium which hosts on a Mondo track.
Saturday, August 16th, the day of celebration in the Singaporean city of Kallang: the new National Stadium, in fact, will host the soccer match between Juventus, the Italian champion, and a selection of the best players in the S League.
The new National Stadium is a modern multifunctional arena equipped with a retractable roof, able to change shape depending on the sport. Inside, in fact, it is possible to organize football matches, rugby, cricket, athletics meeting, concerts and cultural events. To switch from one configuration to another takes about 48 hours, and the capacity can vary from 50,000 to 55,000 spectators.
The surface of the athletics track of the new National Stadium, which is part of the new sports complex Singapore Sports Hub, is the Mondo Super X.
On the Mondo track of Nanjing the Olympic atmosphere returns.
From August 16th to 28th, the Chinese city of Nanjing will host the second edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games (Youth Olympic Games). At the event, which takes inspiration from the Olympic Games, taking part will be young athletes between the ages of 14 and 18 years.
The core facilities of the Games will be the Nanjing Olympic Sports Center, which will host the athletics events on its Mondotrack.
Blue team complete after the results of the Meeting in City of Pergine.
Sunday, August 3rd there was the seventeenth edition of the Meeting City of Pergine. Mondo Super X track at the Municipal Sports Centre of the town in Valsugana, some of the best Italian athletes were challenged with the aim of winning a place in the Italian team in the coming days will participate in the European Championships in Zurich. The absolute star of the day was the 19 year old Federica Del Buono, who, after having already won a place in the Italian national team with excellent performance over 1500m, showed that pasta is also made in the 800m, winning with the best time of 2'01 "80, his best time ever and the third under 23 ever in Italy. In the other most anticipated races on the program, some confirmations and some disappointment in the final of the 200m, Andrew Howe placed second, behind Enrico Demonte (20 "75); in the women's 100m, the victory went to Martina Giovanetti, with a time of 11 "76; in the men's 100m victory for Fabio Cerutti with a time of 10 "61; in the 400m, the success of Michael Tricca in 46 "31; in the 800m, Lukas Rifesser victory with a time of 1'48 "49.
The Commonwealth Games 2014 ended with a great performance by Bolt and the Jamaican relay team.
Sunday, August 3rd concluded the 2014 Commonwealth games in Glasgow, the biggest sports event that Scotland has ever hosted, with approximately 4950 athletes from 71 nations. The last day of competition saw on the Mondotrack at Hampden Park Stadium the 4x100 relay team that succeded with the best time of 37 "58, a new record of the Games. Gold medal and a record of the event for the Jamaican female relay team, led by Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce, has raced in 41 "83. Two gold medals that have been added to the other conquered by the Jamaican sprinters in Glasgow: Stephanie McPherson won the women's 400m running in 50 "67; Andrew Riley has won the gold medal in the finals of the 110 hurdles with a time of 13 "32; Kaliese Spencer won the final of the 400m hurdles running in 54 "10; Rasheed Dwyer won gold in the 200m with a time of 20 "14; the 22 year old Kemar Bailey-Cole won gold in the 100m in 10 "net. Excellent performance by the Jamaican women's 4x400 relay team, which with a time of 3'23 "82 won gold and made a new record at the Commonwealth Games. In the other races of speed, protagonist the Nigerian Blessing Okagbare, who won gold in both the 100m (10 "85), creating a new record of the Games, which in the 200m (22" 25). To underline the performance of the South African Cornel Fredericks, gold in the 400m hurdles (48 "50), and the success of the British 4x400 relay team, which driven by 19 year old Matthew Hudson Smith raced in 3'00" 46.
In the long-distance events, Kenya great protagonist thanks to the successes in the finals of the 1500m: The 20 year-old Faith Kipygeon won the gold running in 4'08 "94; James Magut won with a time of 3'39 "31. The surprise came from the final of the 800m, where the favorite on the eve of David Rudisha was preceded by the finish Nijel Amos: Botswana won the athlete of the running in 1'45 "18.
In the distance races, which before the Games showed the lump sum of Olympic champion Mo Farah, have once again witnessed Kenyan athletes place themselves on the highest step of the podium: Caleb Ndiku won gold in the 5000m running in 13'12 "07; Joyce Chepkirui won the final of the women's 10000m in 32'09 "35; Mercy Cherono won gold in the women's 5000m with a time of 15'07 "21. Only Moses Kipsiro was able to keep up with the Kenyan athletes winning gold in the 10000m: the athlete Uganda concluded with a time of 27'56 "11.
After ten days of competition, he medal stand saw in the first position England with 58 gold medals, followed by Australia with 49 golds and Canada with 32 gold medals.
For one day, Valsugana is back to being the center of athletics nationally and internationally.
After a year off, the Meeting in the City of Pergine returns, an Athletics event that pits athletes from many national and international levels. The event is Sunday, August 3rd at the Centro Sportivo Comunale di Pergine (TN). The program includes these disciplines: 100m, high jump (men), long, 400m, hammer (women), 100m hurdles, 200m, 1000m, 800m, 3000m. For some athletes, including names such as Andrew Howe, Gloria Hooper and Marta Milani, this is the last opportunity to become a part of the blue team that will participate in the European Championships in Zurich. The Municipal Sports Centre of Pergine hosts with athletics track installed with Mondo Super X.
In the spotlight is the Mondotrack at Hampden Park, where the the most anticipated competitions of all games will be held.
With a spectacular opening ceremony on July 23rd, the twentieth edition of the Commonwealth Games officially opened in Glasgow. The third largest multi-sport event in the world, after the Olympics and the Asian Games, held every four years where the best athletes from countries owned by the Commonwealth are engaged. This year the participating countries and 71 sports that assign 17 medals.
One of the most anticipated sports is undoubtedly the Athletics, whose competitions are held in Hampden Park, the legendary football stadium that, for this occasion, has been transformed into a modern arena for athletics. A project that Mondo was directly involved in, as the official supplier of the athletic track and sports equipment inside the stadium.
To transform the temple of Scottish football, the stadium surface was raised by almost two meters, in order to earn the length and width needed to accommodate the track, which was installed section by section, 250 square meters at a time. About eight rows of seats were removed to allow for the installation of the track, positioned very close to the public so that they feel part in every way the performance of the athletes in the competitions. Around the oval, inside the field has been installed lots of grass, laid on a temporary platform made up of 1,000 panels supported by more than 6,000 steel poles. A solution that has never been done before on this scale. In total there was installed approximately 14,000 sqm of prefabricated and pre-tested by Mondo, on which will be held 48 events over the course of seven days. Additional 6000 square meters have been installed at Lesser Hampden, the main heating area for the athletes before the race.
Thrilled about the track and equipment David Grevemberg, Managing Director of Glasgow 2014: "It's great to have the quality of the materials supplied by Mondo so as to provide a first-class platform to shine the best athletes of the Commonwealth." These are the words of Maurizio Stroppiana, Managing Director of Mondo Sport Flooring: "Glasgow has created a system that is not only a feat of engineering, but also an example in the world of environmental and social responsibility. Mondo is proud to be part of it. "
The athletics events will last seven days and many Olympic and world champions will be engaged. Predictions are modeled on those made before each edition of the Olympic Games, with Jamaica, along with England and Australia, safe protagonsita in speed events and African countries favored in the bottom half and bottom. Among the most highly anticipated athletes stand out the names of the Jamaican sprinters and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Starring sure about Mondotrack Hampden Park will also be Mo Farah and David Rudisha: The British athlete, Olympic and world champion, will race the 5,000 and the 10,000 meters; Kenyan athlete, Olympic champion, will race with the underdogs of the 800 meters race.
A better European seasonal times and many excellent performances on the Mondo track at Quercia Stadium.
Have been held in Rovereto the Italian Track Championships Individual Absolutes. The Quercia Stadium of the city hosted the thirty best Italian athletes who, on Mondotrack, competed for the title and a place in the Italian squad that blue, August 12 to 17, will participate in the European Championships in Zurich. Many athletes who have shown excellent form, beginning with Libania Grenot: The Cuban-born athlete won the 400m with a time of 50"55 best European performance of the year, only 25/100 from their national record. Over the same distance, between men stood out a great Matteo Galvan, who raced in 45"58. Great excitement even in races with obstacles: in the 110 hurdles, successful Hassane Fofana in 13"60; in the 100 hurdles, won by Marzia Caravelli in 13"07; in the 400 hurdles, best time of the season for Leonaro Capotosti, with a time of 50"17. In the long-distance events, excellent performance of Giordano Benedetti, who dominated the closing 800m with a time of 1'49 "09, and nineteen Federica Del Buono, who won the 1500m with a time of 4'10" 26; in the 3000 steeplechase success for Valeria Roffino in 9'53 "82, the fourth Italian performance ever. Coming to the races for sprinters in the finals of the 100m, successes Obou Delmas (10"33) and Irena Siragusa (11" 53), who also won the title in the 200m with a time of 23"27. The 200m men went to Diego Marani, who raced in 20"47, the ninth time Italian of all time.
Mondo and the IAAF have financed the athletics track of the new Sports for Hope Center in Haiti
Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched the Sport for Hope Center in Port-au-Prince, in the presence of Haitian President Michel Martelly and the Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki-moon. After the terrible earthquake that struck the country four years ago, the Olympic Movement, through the National Olympic Committee of Haiti, has pledged to help the reconstruction of sports facilities as part of the process of reconstruction of the entire nation. The center, which cost $18 million, is the result of a joint initiative between the IOC and the Haitian government. Inside there are modern sports facilities and offer a wide range of educational programs and activities for the community, with the aim of providing the citizens of Haiti a better future. Thanks to perfect training conditions, the center will provide high-level athletes in Haiti and throughout the region, and national sports federations will benefit from modern offices and equipment to improve the professional level of the sport in the country. Among the highlights of the facility, the athletics track financed by the IAAF and Mondo. The center will be open to all Haitians, among the main beneficiaries there will be young people, families and schools.
In Rovereto, on a Mondo track, the best Italian athletes will compete.
From Friday, July 18th to Sunday, July 20th, the event is in Rovereto for the Italian Tracks Individual Absolutes Championships. The maximum event will take place on the track for the first time in Trentino, at the Quercia Stadium, where they expected about 900 of the best Italian athletes who will compete for the national title to obtain a place in the Italian team that will participate in the European Championships in Zurich, scheduled in mid-August.
The three days of competition include: Friday, July 18th, the performance of multiple tests (decathlon and heptathlon), some qualifying rounds, the march for women and men; Saturday, July 19th, a full day of racing, with sessions in the morning and late afternoon-evening; Sunday, July 20th, the final day with the finals in the late afternoon-evening sun.
The Quercia Stadium in Rovereto has a Mondotrack.
World's best performance of the season for David Rudisha on Mondotrack in Glasgow.
The two days of great international athletic inside Hampden Park, Glasgow, during the Sainsbury's Glasgow Grand Prix, the Scottish leg of the IAAF Diamond League 2014 saw the return of a great hero David Rudisha. The Kenyan athlete, Olympic champion, won the 800m with a time of 1'43 "34 drawing the world seasonal best performance set by Asbel Kiprop a week before in Paris. A great result for Rudisha, who due to an accident, he lost months of preparation, being able to resume training until the end of March 2014. Among the women, excellent performance by the Dutchman's Dafne Schippers. The 22 year old, world bronze dell'eptathlon in Moscow, has improved two national records: 100m running in 11 "03; in the 200m with a time of 22 "34. Great performance even by Ethiopian Hiwot Ayalew, who in 3000m women's steeplechase recorded the world's best performance of the season with a time of 9'10 "64. Among other results stand out Panamanian Alonso Edward's victory in the 200m, with a time of 20 "25, and the success of the Puerto Rican Javier Culson in the 400m hurdles, with a time of 48" 35.
Approaching the start of the most anticipated sporting event by young athletes from around the world.
Only one month remains at the beginning of the second edition of the Youth Olympic Games, Youth Olympic Games inspired by the Olympics as protagonists boys between 14 and 18 years old. The appointment is in Nanjing, August 16 to 28.
Many of the most important races of the event will be held in the Nanjing Olympic Centre, Sports complex built in 2005 which covers an area of 896,000 square meters. Of the center include a hall for gym, a pool, a facility for the modern pentathlon and a stadium for athletics, with Mondotrack. The stadium, in addition to the races, will also host the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games.
In the city of Abruzzo high-level athletics returns
Sunday, July 13th in Pescara the fourth edition of the International Meet Giovanni Cornacchia is scheduled. On Mondotrack, in the Adriatico Stadium "Giovanni Cornacchia" will showcase the stars of the Youth Meeting (60m, 80m, 300m, 1000m, up, down), followed by the athletes registered for the Absolute Meet (men's 100m, 400m, 800m, 110 hurdles, top, rod, long, hard, hammer, 200 female).
The final events at Hampden Park before the Commonwealth Games.
On July 11th and 12th, Hampden Park is the scene for Sainsbury's Glasgow Grand Prix athletics, Scotland leg of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League. Competitions will be held at the stadium considered the temple of Scottish football, which has been transformed into a magnificent arena for athletics. On Mondotrack provided by Mondo, some of the best athletes at the international level will be put to the test in view of the Commonwealth Games, which will take place in the same sports facility from July 23rd to August 3rd, 2014. Among these are the names of David Rudisha, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Carmelita Jeter and Ashton Eaton. In total 22 world champions and 25 Olympic and Paralympic champions take to the track.
To transform the facility from Hampden Park football to an arena for world athletics, the surface of the stadium has been increased by almost two meters, in order to gain the length and width needed to accommodate the track, which has been installed, in sections of 250 sqm at a time. Inside the Hampden Stadium approximately 14,000 sqm of prefabricated and pre-tested track surface by the Mondo has been installed. In additional 6,000 sqm have been installed at Lesser Hampden, the warm-up area used by athletes before the race.
The Areva Meet has recorded 5 seasonal best performance on Mondotrack.
Saturday, July 5th, in front of over 42,000 spectators, was held the stage of the Paris Diamond League. The focus was mainly on the hurdles races for the presence of the best performers of the discplines that have not lived up to expectations. In the 110 hurdles, in fact, the Jamaican Hänsle Parchment won with the amazing time of 12"94, the best time of the year and new Jamaican record; in the 100m hurdles, was not less the American Dawn Harper-Nelson, who ran in 12 "44 showed the world's best performance of the year. Great show have also offered long-distance events: 800m, a large Asbel Kiprop finished victorious with the best time of the year, 1'43 "34; Dutch Sifan Hassan won the women's 1500m running in 3'57 "00, the best performance of the season; the Kenyan Ewin Soi ran the 5000m in 12'59 "82, another world's best performance of the year.
In Lignano Sabbiadoro numerous international stars of athletics take to the track.
Back to the annual meeting of the International Meet "Sport Solidarity", now in its 25th edition. The event is set for Tuesday, July 8th at the 20th hour at Stadium "G. Teghil "Lignano Sabbiadoro (UD). Organized by the Amateur Sports New Athletics of Friuli in Udine, the year's meet celebrates Ottavio Missoni, well-known designer and great sports champion who died last year, dedicating the race of the 400m hurdles. Among the athletes who will compete on the Mondo Super X Performance stand out the names of the athletes Kemarley Brown, Julian Forte and Andrew Fisher, Carrie Russell, Natasha Morrison, Elaine Thompson, Irene Siragusa, Mark Inglese, Martha Almanza, Marta Milani, Patrick Casey, Mohad Abdikadar, Jeffrey Riseley, Federica Del Buono, Andrés Silva, Sebastian Bayer, Rynardt Van Rrensburg and Henry Frayne. Each year, the program will host various competitions for the disabled: the manifestation, in fact, has been recognized as one of the first in Europe to have made the Olympic level athletes compete alongside young people with intellectual disabilities.
Great returns and great challenges on the Mondo track on Stade of France.
We celebrate this year the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Meeting Paris Saint-Denis, known today as the Areva Meet. The event, which takes place within 15 years of the Stade of France, is one of the most prestigious events of the IAAF Diamond League, will be held Saturday, July 5th and will be attended by some of the best sprinters in circulation, which can make the best features of Mondotrack surface. In particular, the attention of the media around the world has focused on the return to racing of Asafa Powell. The Jamaican athlete, suspended for 18 months after a doping control, he could not run until next December, but his request for an appeal with the CAS has allowed him to be able to get on track before the court will meet again, on July 7th and 8th, to review his case. A wonderful opportunity for the organizers of the meeting in Paris, two days before the review will host the first international release by a year in this part of one of the greatest sprinters of all time. In the 100m race will run even Richard Thompson (Trinidad & Tobago sprinter who raced this year in 9 "82 best performance of the season), the Jamaican Nesta Carter, Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre, the American Michael Rodgers and the 38 year-old Kim Collins.
Great expectations for the women's 200m, which will see the expected battle between the American Allyson Felix (three times world champion and Olympic champion in London 2012) and Tori Bowie, known for his skills as a long jumper in that decided this season to devote himself to 200m with exceptional results: raced in 22 "18, world best performance of the year. In addition to the couple on the U.S., the spotlight will be focused also on the Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and the Nigerian Blessing Okagbare, which this year has improved his personal record running in 22 "23.
Entertainment also secured in races with obstacles. In the 110 hurdles much is expected from the battle between the French Pascal Martinot-Lagarde, who this year has raced in 13 "12 (personal record and the best performance of the year), and the reigning world champion, the American David Oliver, who right on track at the Stade of France was established in 2010 the record staff (12 "89). There will also be the Olympic champion in Beijing 2008, the Cuban Dayron Robles, who holds the record of the meeting (12 "88). In the men's 400m hurdles, there will be the two best performers of the season: the Puerto Rican Javier Culson (48 "03) and the American Michel Tinsley, vice Olympic champion and world-wide (48" 56). The 100m hurdles will have the flavor of an Olympic final, with the starting blocks of the seven best performers of the season: the American Brianna Rollins (12'' 53), Dawn Harper Nelson (12'' 54), Queen Harrison (12'' 56), Kristi Castlin (12'' 58) and Kellie Wells (12'' 68), the Australian Sally Pearson (12'' 59), and the French Cindy Billaud (12'' 69).
A few days before the World Juniors, young athletes are training on a Mondo track.
From Saturday, July 5th to Thursday, July 10th a group of Italian youth national team athletes will meet in Castelnuovo ne 'Monti (RE). This meeting was organized for the forthcoming World Championships in the category, held in Eugene (Oregon) July 22nd to 27th, 2014. Athletes in the group of 29 students names such as Alice Mangione (400m), Octavia Cestonaro (triple jump and long) and Erika Furlani (high jump). The system of Castelnuovo ne 'Monti was chosen as the venue for this gathering of national thanks to the strength of its track, which since 2007 has been the Mondotrack surface.
The new Mondo Super X surface 720 to the test the best U.S. athletes.
From June 26th to 29th, the Hornet Stadium at Sacramento State University will host the USATF Outdoor Championships. The best athletes in the United States will gather for this event, the last leg of the 2014 USATF Outdoor Championship Series.
Home of the Olympic Trials in 2000 and 2004, Sacramento in recent years has hosted many important events, including the 2011 World Masters Championships, the 2010 U.S. Masters Championships, the 2010 U.S. Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships and the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
The Hornet Stadium has undergone, in recent years, a number of renovations, including the athletics track, which is now installed with a new surface: Mondo Super X 720 for the new 400m, eight-lane track, is one of the first to receive the new Mondo surface.
Mondo Super X 720 prefabricated is built in a controlled environment is not compromised by environmental conditions: this ensures uniform thickness and specifications over the entire surface, which translate into a dynamic response in the absence of constant and variable points on the track that which could negatively affect the pace of the race, protecting the athlete from the risk of strain or injury. The track gives you full control over the length of the stride, the race rhythm and balance, so that the athletes get the most out of their training sessions, with the security of being able to replicate the same results during the competition.
Enthusiasm for youth athletics in Scotland.
Friday and Saturday, June 20th & 21st, Hampden Park in Glasgow hosted the Scottish Schools' Track & Field Championships. For all the young athletes who have participated in the event, the first race at the venue of the next Commonwealth Games in 2014, it was an exhilarating experience. The beautiful setting of the stadium and the heat that characterized the two days of sport have allowed the organizers to test the new structure under the best conditions, which from July 23 to August 3, 2014 will host the best athletes of the Commonwealth. Excellent performance obtained on the new Mondotrack supplied by Mondo. In particular, have impressed in the women's Mhairi Hendry, who won the Frances Barker Shield for best female performance after the success in the 400m and 800m, and Alisha Rees, who won gold in the 100m and 200m U17 with two excellent Times: 12:05 and 24.54 respectively. In the men, spotlight on Ciaran Wright, who won the award Eric Liddell Memorial Trophy for the best male performance by establishing the primacy of the U20 event in the hammer throw, winning gold and silver in the disc in the shot put. Excellent performance by Andrew McFarlane, who improved their record in the pole vault U15, jumping 3.70 m.
Everything is ready in Glasgow for one of the most anticipated athletic events of the year.
Only one month until the opening of the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and everything is ready at Hampden Park, the Scottish National Stadium which will be the focus of the event with about 48 scheduled events over seven days, and more than 1,000 athletes competing in the conquest for the highest podium step.
After months of work, the legendary football stadium has been transformed into a magnificent arena for athletics. The transformation has focused mainly on the pitch, which has been raised by almost two meters to the right length and width to accommodate an athletics track conforming to the rules of the IAAF. About eight rows of seats were removed to allow the installation of the track, positioned very close to the public so you feel part of the performance of the athletes in the race. Along with the track inside the field lots of grass has been installed laid on a temporary platform made up of 1,000 panels supported by more than 6,000 steel poles. A solution that has never been seen before on this scale. What has been called the "Glasgow solution" is now a model that can be recreated in other stages to make them suitable to host athletics events of the world.
Excited about the end result, the organizers of the Commonwealth Games. "The spectacular transformation from legendary Hampden Park football stadium at site of athletics events at the highest level is an achievement of which Glasgow and Scotland can rightly be proud of. This is a solution to the world in a fantastic facility and we look forward to the best athletes of the Commonwealth are to experience the thrill of competing at this stage, "said David Grevemberg, Chief Executive of Glasgow 2014.
Enthusiastic Mondo, the official supplier of the Mondotrack surface and sports equipment inside Hampden Park. Maurizio Stroppiana, CEO of Mondo Sports & Flooring, said: "Glasgow has created a system that is not only a feat of engineering, but also an example in the world of environmental and social responsibility. Mondo is proud to be part of it. " Inside the Hampden Stadium were installed approximately 14,000 sqm of prefabricated and pre-tested by Mondo. Additional 6,000 square meters have been installed at Lesser Hampden, the heating area used by athletes before the race.
Return to the annual Rainbow Meet
Thursday, June 26th, Stadio Comunale Giuseppe Olmo di Celle Ligure will host the 26th edition of the Rainbow Meet Atletica Europa. The Rainbow Meet is an international athletics event which is part of the circuit Europe Athlétisme Promotion (EAP). This edition will host the race for disabled athletes 1500m/carrozzella XIV Trofeo Together in Sport, as well as in competitions for athletes with disabilities, organized together with the ADSO (Association of Down Savona non-profit organization). Athletes will compete on a Mondo Sportflex track.
Glasgow tests its next track for the Commonwealth Games.
On June 20th and 21st, Hampden Park in Glasgow will host the Scottish Schools' Track & Field Championships, an event which this year becomes more important, because students who participate in the competition will be the first athletes to test the stadium track, of the Scottish football stadium which has been transformed into a modern facility for athletics. The stadium, which will host the next Commonwealth Games, has a Mondotrack supplied by Mondo.
The tenth edition of adidas Grand Prix lived up to expectations.
Saturday, June 14th, IAAF Diamond League has stopped at Icahn Stadium in New York, the facility has a Mondo Super X Performance track installed. The queens of the speed disciplines have seen the triumph of Jamaican athletes: in the 100m was imposed Nesta Carter, with a time of 10 "09; in the 200m, Warren Weir was the star of a great race, running with a slight headwind, finished with a time of 19 "82. In the long-distance events, success for David Rudisha in the 800m, with the best time of 1'44 "; excellent result in the women's field by Aregawi Ababa, who ran the 1500m in 4'00 "13. Victory by prediction LaShawn Merritt in the 400m for courses in 44 "19, and for the Puerto Rican Javier Culson, that by the time of 48" 03 showed the best performance of the season. To warm up the audience in New York we saw then Bohdan Bondarenko and Mutaz Barshim race in the high jump. Surpassing both the 2.42 m, in fact, both have achieved a great feat in the high jump. The Ukrainian failed to match the primacy of European Patrik Sjoberg, which dates back to 1987: the athlete of Qatar, on the other hand, has improved the record that already belonged to him by a centimeter for Asia.
The adidas Grand Prix celebrates its first decade in the presence of Olympic and world champions.
LaShawn Merritt (2 Olympic gold medals and seven world titles in the 400m and 4x400m), Aregawi Ababa (gold in the 1500m world indoor and outdoor), Kerron Stewart (2 Olympic silver in 100m and 4x100m), Lolo Jones (2 world titles in 60m hurdles), Tori Bowie (NCAA champion in the long jump this year has achieved great results in the 100m and 200m), Bohdan Bondarenko (reigning world champion in the high jump) are just some of the athletes who will compete on Saturday, June 14th at Adidas Grand Prix, New York leg of the IAAF Diamond League. Among the most anticipated races that will be raced on the track Mondo Super X Performance at Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island, is one of the 400m hurdles, which will challenge the athletes medal in London 2012 (Felix Sanchez, Michael Tinsley, Javier Culson) and the reigning world champion (Jehue Gordon).
Over 80 thousand athletes celebrated the anniversary of the CIS in St. Peter's Square in the presence of the Pope
Saturday, June 7th in St. Peter's Square in Rome, there was a meeting between Pope Francis and young people and representatives of sports clubs throughout Italy, who gathered to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Italian Sports Center (CIS). Bergoglio took the opportunity to emphasize the importance of sport as a game: "Only if the game is good for the body and the spirit," he said. The pope called on sports in the streets to get involved in life as in sport: "Put you in the game in pursuit of the good in the Church and in society, without fear, with courage and enthusiasm." The pontiff also stressed the importance of sports clubs: "In the clubs you learn to accept. It welcomes any athlete who would like to join us and we welcome each other, with simplicity and sympathy. " Duro was the intervention against individualism: "Belonging to a sports club - said Bergoglio - means reject all forms of selfishness and isolation, is an opportunity to meet and be with others, to help each other, to compete in mutual esteem and grow in brotherhood. " Papa Francesco then wanted to remember the life and work of pioneering father Lorenzo Massa, founder in 1908 of a club that would become the St. Lawrence, the soccer team in Buenos Aires in which the pope is a fan. The pontiff said the bond that exists between many parishes and many sports clubs: "Many of your clubs are born and live in the shadow of a steeple; it's nice when there is a sporting group in the parish, but must be set right in a manner consistent with the Christian community, if not, it is best that there is. "
The event was also attended by the Mondo, providing and posing in collaboration with its partners Bi Sport, the "runner" that was placed directly in the churchyard of St. Peter's Basilica and was covered by the Pope accompanied by a delegation of children. The course was in Mondotrack, the same surface used for the athletics track of the Olympic Stadium in London 2012.
In addition, at the Village of Sports in way of conciliation, as was done October 20, 2013, during the "Running of 100 meters and Faith," Mondo and Bi Sport organized space Kids World, dedicated to preteens. Mondo has also provided professional event balloons, designed by the Mondo Toys division; one of them has been used by athletes present during the events of the day; while the others were delivered in a symbolic way to the Pope for an initiative to support the needy dioceses around the world.
The most important national event of youth athletics level will be ran on a Mondo track.
From June 6th to 8th, the Primo Nebiolo Stadium in Turin will host the 2014 Italian Junior Championships and Promises, an event organized by CUS Torino. Inside the Park Ruffini of Turin, which in 2015 will be European Capital of Sport, 80 titles will be awarded (divided equally between men and women). There will be 1430 athletes, representatives of 248 companies from all over Italy. The event will be an opportunity to celebrate the centenary of the National Olympic Committee. The stadium Primo Nebiolo has an athletics track with Mondotrack surface.
Italian athletes in great form on the Mondotrack at Luigi Muzi Stadium in Orvieto.
Great excitement and great performances at the Luigi Muzi Stadium in Orvieto, which hosted the fifth edition of the Memorial Luke Coscioni. Among the athletes who competed on Mondotrack, stands out the name of Diego Marani, sprinter of the Guardia di Finanza, who ran the 200 meters in 20.65 has improved by 12 seconds his personal time. Good times were also recorded in other disciplines, in particular: the final of the 110 hurdles was won by Marzia Caravelli with a time of 13.07; in the 400 m, winning with 47.17 Luca Galletti; in the men's 1500 m, success of Fabio Carroza who raced in 3:41.84.
In Sacramento outstanding performance for the new Mondo Super X surface 720.
Despite the absence of some of the biggest names in athletics for the Stars and Stripes, the U.S. Trials offered a great show to the many spectators who filled the stands of Hornet Stadium at Sacramento State University. The new track Mondo Super X 720 did not disappoint the expectations of the athletes, who were able to give the best of themselves. Among the most interesting events time recorded in Sacramento, it should be remembered that Ronnie Ash in the semi-finals of the 100m hurdles, which enabled him to become the first athlete since 2012 to finish the race under 13. "Ash fell in the final and the victory went to Devon Allen, with a time of 13 "16. In the men's 200m, success for Curtis Mitchell: the bronze medal in Moscow in 2013 he won running in 20 "13 (in the semi-finals he raced in 19" 99). In the women's 200m victory for Jeneba Tarmoh, Olympic gold medal with the 4x100 relay team, who finished with a time of 22 "06. Other interesting results came from the final of the 400m hurdles, won by Johnny Dutch (48 "93), the 800m, won by Duane Solomon (1'44" 33), and the women's 1500m, with Jenny Simpson who raced in 4'04 "96. The final of the women's 400m was won by Sanya Richard-Ross, who has raced in 49 "66, his best time of the season. In the finals of the 100m, successes for Mike Rodgers (10 "09) and Tianna Bartoletta (11" 15).
Running onMondotrack, the Athletics meet named after the Italian Radicals president, who died in 2006.
Sunday, June 1st, on Mondotrack, the Luigi Muzi Orvieto Stadium, will host the fifth edition of the Memorial Luke Coscioni, national Men's and Women's track and field meet. The event, organized by Libertas Orvieto, Luca Coscioni Association and the Coscioni family, will celebrate the role of the President of the Italian Radicals, who died in 2006 at only 38 years old, he was known for his fights for civil rights and his passion for running, before he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). It is an event that each year grows in the number and quality of participants.
The Commonwealth Games will be ran on Mondotrack.
The next Commonwealth Games, to be held in Glasgow from July 23rd to August 3rd, 2014, will be ran a Mondo running track. The Italian company will not only be the official supplier of the track surface, and will also provide sports equipment that athletes use inside the stadium Hampden Park. The temple of Scottish football, for the occasion, has been transformed into an arena for athletics of the world. To do this, the surface of the stadium has been raised by almost two meters, in order to earn the length and width needed to accommodate the track, which has been installed, section by section, 250 square meters at a time. Inside the Hampden Stadium is made for the installation of approximately 14,000 sqm of prefabricated and pre-tested by Mondo, on which will be held 48 events over the course of seven days. Additional 6,000 square meters have been installed at Lesser Hampden, the warm-up area used by athletes before the race.
Enthusiastic about the project and the solutions provided by Mondo, David Grevemberg, Chief Executive of Glasgow 2014 said: "The solution we are implementing, to transform the National Stadium in Scotland, is a world first on this scale. It's great to have the quality of the materials supplied by Mondo to offer a first-class platform that will shine the best athletes of the Commonwealth . " Maurizio Stroppiana , CEO of Mondo Sports & Flooring, said: "Glasgow has created a system that is not only a feat of engineering, but also an example in the world of environmental and social responsibility . Mondo is proud to be part of it ."
The IAAF World Relay Championships on the new Mondo Super X 720 track has been the stage of three world records and a set of seasonal best performances.
Difficult to imagine a more exciting debut of for the World Championships relay (IAAF World Relays), which in the first edition to have recorded three world records and seasonal best performances in all ten disciplines that are racing. After two days of competition, the medals saw the United States team move to the first position (5 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze), which was awarded as the first golden baton, signed by Mondo, from the hands of Lamine Diack, president of the IAAF.
The races were held at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, inside the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre in Nassau, the Bahamas. The athletes have raced on the new track Mondo Super X 720, which provides a significant increase in comfort without compromising athletic performance through the application of tecnoclogia exclusively developed for Mondotrack. The same facility will also host the 2015 edition.
The first world record of the championships came in from 4x1500 m women's relay, by the Kenyan team ( Cherono, Kipyegon, Jelagat, Obiri ), which was set with a time of 16:33:58. The second world record 4x200m male relay team is the work of Jamaican men (Ashmeade, Weir, Brown, Blake), who ran in 1:18.63 broke the previous record that had stood for 20 years. The third world record came from 4x1500m male, again thanks to Kenya, running the amazing time of 14:22:22, has shattered the previous record ever recorded by Kenyans in 2009. Excellent results also by Ethiopia, now third with their own national record: 14:41:22.
Great times were also made in other disciplines. The men 's 4x100 was won by Jamaica (Carter - Ashmeade - Strong - Blake) , and qualifying clocked the fastest time of the year with 37.71. Great Britain, who won the bronze in the qualifying set the fastest European time with 37.93. The men's 4x400 saw the success of the United States ( Merritt, Verburg, McQuay, Taylor) who ran in 2:57:25, the best time of the year. Second and third in the relay of the Bahamas to Trinidad & Tobago, who has created a national record 2:58:34 . European best result of the season for Great Britain, came fourth in 3:00:32. The U.S. women's 4x200 m (Solomon, Meadows, Knight, Duncan ) has established itself with a time of 1:29:45. Surprising second place for the United Kingdom, which saw the national record with a time of 1:29.61 . The USA 4x400 m ( Trotter, Sanya, Hastings, Atkins ) ran the fastest time in 3:21.73 season . Second and third Jamaica Nigeria. Excellent performance of the French relay, with a time of 3:25.84 that he set the fastest time seasonal Europe. Even the women's 4x800 m was won by the American team (Price, Lara Wilson, Martinez) with a time of 8:01:58, ahead of Kenya, African record with 8:04:28 , and Russia.
At the conclusion of the first edition of the IAAF World Realys, an enthusiastic Lamine Diack, the IAAF president, said: " In the paradise of sun, sea and sand, as you define the Bahamas, we have experienced a true sportsman's paradise that has excelled beyond expectation . People have embraced the IAAF World Relays and their noise and support will continue to play in our memories for many years to come. "
In Desenzano del Garda a weekend of athletics.
On May 24th and 25th, in Desenzano del Garda the Italian Championships Individual and Society Multiple Trials will be held. On the Mondo track of Sports City "F. Ghizzi" will also be held the absolute provincial championships on the outdoor track.
It runs on a Mondo track, the first edition of the IAAF World Relays.
The Bahamas on May 24th and 25th are hosting the first edition of the IAAF World Championships relay. The Thomas A. Robinson Stadium, with a capacity of 15,000 spectators, will host the best athletes in the world, many of them veterans from the success of London 2012 and Moscow 2013, will battle it out on a track with Mondo Super X surface 720. Nassau is the first stadium in Latin America and the Caribbean region, and among the first in the world to be installed with this innovative surface. The Caribbean island is expected to attract over 500 athletes from more than 40 nations. The races are scheduled: 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m, 4x800m and 4x1.500m (male and female).
Five years after the earthquake, L'Aquila will host the athletics competitions of the highest level.
On Wednesday, May 14th the new Stadium Foundation Carispaq Isaiah Caesar Aquila has been inaugurated with its new athletics track. The stadium of the capital of Abruzzo, one of the landmarks that remained after the earthquake that struck the city in 2009, now houses an Olympic level track: Mondotrack 13.5 mm. Mondo, in addition to the new 8-lane track, also provided the equipment. The inauguration was attended by the leaders of the National Olympic Committee, led by President John Malagò, and Fidal. The renovation of the stadium was completed under the direction of the architect Vincent Perinelli.
The new stadium track of the Abruzzo capital is the same in London 2012.
On May 14th, there will be the inauguration of the new Aquila running track that stars Mondo with its Mondotrack 13.5mm surface and the supply of equipment. The track has been installed in the stadium of the capital of Abruzzo, one of the landmarks that remained after the earthquake that struck the city in 2009. The facility, now completely restored, replacing the old one that immediately after the earthquake, it housed the city's largest tent city, the Piazza d'Armi. The new 8-lane athletics track will be opened in the presence of senior leaders of the National Olympic Committee, led by President John Malagò, and Fidal. The Olympic Committee has followed closely in the footsteps of redevelopment of the stadium, whose works have been performed under the direction of Vincent Perinelli. CONI has paid homage to the town of L'Aquila with sports equipment.
The track, which will be approved by the national and international competitions, has been produced and installed in about three months from July to September 2013. It is a typical eight-lane oval with two runways for jumps: a runway area platforms with footrests for the pole vault and javelin throwing and a bezel on the opposite side where the are the platforms launch (launch weight and disc / hammer ), javelin throw and high jump area. In the field there is a zone for triple jump composed of two footboards bidirectional. The track is installed on a base of bituminous conglomerate similar to the one for normal roads, but with a flatness tolerance much more demanding. The surface area is 4,879 square meters. With the lunettes and ancillary areas reaches a total of 7,423 square meters. Around 92 tons of rubber have been used to realize the track. The provision has been made to the company Walter Martinelli, contractor of all the works related to the new stadium for athletics Aquila, the material was installed by Company Madi Sports. The grandstand, all laminated wood, entirely covered with large changing rooms and toilets below, was produced by Rubner Holzbau S.p.a. Bressanone. The Mondo Iberica subsidiary has developed equipment for athletics fixed and mobile.
Four events on Mondo tracks mark the beginning of the outdoor season in Italy.
Athletics is the star in Italy during the first weekend of May. Event starts on Friday, May 2nd, with the first of two days of competition for the Multistars event - Trophy Zemeri Steels, Stadium Ridolfi of Florence. In the Tuscan capital competitions will be held on Mondo Super X Performance track for this highly anticipated international athletics meet. Saturday, May 3rd, in Codroipo, province of Udine, will be staged the Town Meet of Codroipo. The eighth edition of this important event will take place on the Mondo Super X track. Sunday, May 4th, at the Stadium of Pavia Olympic Committee will host the twelfth edition of the International Meeting "Graziano Valley", which this year will host the Festival of Miles for categories for kids, junior high male and female, high school male and female. Also on Sunday, May 4th in Rovereto, in the province of Trento, will be staged the forty-sixth edition of the Golden Oak. This event, which for many is the start of the season on the track in Italy, will be attended by all the major national athletics clubs, who will compete on Mondotrack.
The 2014 CARIFTA Games concluded dominated by young Jamaican athletes.
From April 18th - 21st, on the island Martinique the CARIFTA Games were held on the Mondo Super X track at Pierre Aliker Stadium of Fort-de -France, the athletes in the categories under 18 and under 20 from twenty-seven Caribbean countries have given rise to three days of exciting races. In the end, the medal were won by Jamaica with 88 medals, including 42 gold; second place went to Trinidad & Tobago with 25 medals, including 6 gold; in third place, Barbados with 16 medals, including five gold. The young Jamaican athletes have been imposed in almost all disciplines of speed: 4x400m relay team U-20 women's, won with a time of 3'38 " 20; 4x400m relay team U-18 male, won with a time of 3'12 " 63; U-18 women's 4x400 relay, which was won with a time of 3'37 " 65; U-18 women's 200m, with Natalliah White, who has raced in 23 " 36; U-18 men's 200m, with Chad Walker that course in 20 "99 ; U-20 men's 200m, with Michael O'Hara who raced in 20 " 50; 100m hurdles U-18 women , with Janeek Brown who won in 13 " 48; 110 m and 400m hurdles men's U-18, with Jaheel Hyde who won the first with a time of 13" 10 seconds with a time of 51" 21; 400m hurdles U-18 women, with Shenice Cohen who won with a time of 59 " 72; 400m hurdles men's U-20, won by Williams Okeen in 50 "99; U-20 400m hurdles women, thanks to Kimone Green who raced in 58 " 47; U-18 men's 100m, with Raheem Chambers who won with a time of 10 "27.
The Caribbean Junior Athletics Championships will held on Mondo track.
The CARIFTA Games is an athletics competition which each year has countries competing that are part of the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA). The first edition was held in 1972. Categories admitted to the competition are under 17 and under 20. This year's 43rd edition will be hosted by Pierre Aliker Stadium in Fort-de-France, Martinique island. Over the years, the CARIFTA Games have posted victories of young athletes who are then confirmed at the highest levels, including Usain Bolt in the 2004 ran the 200 meters in 19.93, the world junior record still remainds unbeaten. Pierre Aliker Stadium, the largest of the French Antilles, has a running track that has been recently renovated with Mondo Super X surface.
Nassau will host the first edition of the World Championships for relays.
On May 24th and 25th, Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, will host the first edition of the IAAF World Relays. About 800 athletes from 48 countries, divided into 90 male and 64 female teams will compete in five events: 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m, 4x800m and 4x1500m. The top eight teams ranked in the 4x100m and 4x400m races, male and female, will automatically qualify for the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing. In addition, the top eight teams in each event will receive a cash prize to the gold medal winners of no less than $ 50,000. For every team that achieves a world record there is a bonus of $ 50,000.
Whoever considered indoor athletics indoor less spectacular than outdoor has been contradicted by World Indoor Championships.
The athletes do not suffer from the rain and the wind, the audience is attached to their heroes, the program runs faster with five races at the same time on the ring and on the four platforms. It is over, jumped and launched to great to Ergo Arena, where the banked track removable Modultrack, Mondo Super X blue surface, athletes have achieved excellent performance. Among the men, the star performer was the American Ashton Eaton, who won the heptathlon with 6632 points, only 13 points from setting a new world record. After six tests the twenty-six Oregon were 9 points ahead, but in the 1000 final fatigue was felt during the last round, so the record is blurred for a little over a second. Among women, the queen of the festival was the Polish Jamaican Shelly Ann Fraser, who dominated the 60 6 " 98, the seventh fastest woman of all time, only 6 inches from the world record of Irina Privalova . The hairdresser Kingston - the first world indoor - beat the Ivorian Murielle Ahourè (7 " 01) and the American Tianna Madison (7" 06) , now become the lady Bartoletta . Fraser is the undisputed empress of speed, even holding world outdoor titles for the 100 and 200 as well as the Olympic 100 . The United States were the star performers of the weekend, collecting 8 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals . On the last day the only world record was set, thanks to the Americans Clemons, Verburg, Butler and Smith, who won the 4x400 in 3'02 " 13 , seven-tenths better than the time of the quartet stars and stripes at the World Championships in Maebashi 1999. At 39, Bernard Lagat failed to win gold, contenting himself with silver behind the Kenyan Ndiku in 3000: The U.S. is still the most senior on the podium in the history of the event.
Two new national records were set in Ancona.
Saturday February 22nd and Sunday February 23rd, Banca Marche Ancona Palas hosted the Absolute Indoor Championships in Athletics. The Mondo Modultrack system with the Super X surface witnessed some great results by the Italian athletes, which bode well for the IAAF World Indoor Championships, which will be held in Sopot March 7 to 9, 2014. The stand out on all the national indoor record and outdoor high jump, was won by 24 year old Mark Fassinotti with the measurement of 2.34m, and the national record in the women's 3000m race, was set by Anna Eleonora Giorgi with a time of 11'50 "08. Athletes and event organizers have expressed very positive feedback on the performance of the Mondo track.
USA Indoor Athletics Championships will be ran on a Mondo track.
From February 21st to 23rd, Albuquerque will host the USA Track & Field Indoor Championships. This is the fourth time that the city of New Mexico will host the Indoor Athletics championships, the oldest in the world. The best U.S. athletes will compete for a chance to earn championships titles, as well as a chance to represent Team USA at the IAAF World Indoor Championships to be held in Sopot, Poland on March 7-9, 2014. The American National Indoor Championships in Athletics will take place on a will be competing on a Mondo Banked Portable Track with Super X Performance surfacing.
The Italian company has provided the track that in which IAAF World Indoor Championships will be held.
Now that the signatures have been finalized, the track of the Ergo Arena in Sopot is ready to welcome the stars of the upcoming IAAF World Indoor Championships, to be held in the Polish city March 7 to 9, 2014. The commitment of Mondo for this important event has involved both the main track (elevated removable Modultrack with Mondo Super X surface, 13.5 mm thick), and the warm-up track (Mondotrack) and equipment for competitions athletics, such as hurdles, landing areas for high jump and pole vault, etc..
the annual meeting of the IAAF Technical Committee was held in Alba, at the Mondo headquarters.
On February 8th and 9th, the venue, Mondo in Alba hosted the IAAF Technical Committee, which was able to see firsthand the production of various Mondo synthetic surfaces, the official partner of the IAAF. During the meeting, a detailed analysis was made of the rules and regulations of the IAAF, with a focus on equipment, stadiums and facilities for athletics. It is the responsibility of the Technical Committee to analyze the existing rules and regulations, and then make the correct recommendations. This practice ensures that the IAAF is in line with the trends of the moment, andl ensure the safety of the athletes, sports and aid to progress. New proposals to amend the current rules were discussed and it is expected that proposals will be submitted to the IAAF Council, and then the next IAAF Congress in 2015. The IAAF thanked Mondo for being an excellent host and for providing the Committee with a beautiful setting for their annual meeting.
In the pole vault, a new world record set in athletics.
Saturday, February 15, 2014 will be remembered as a historical date for Athletics. After 21 years, in Donetsk, during the Pole Vault Stars competition, the world record for indoor pole vault was beaten, which had been held by Sergei Bubka in the Ukrainian city. The reigning Olympic champion, Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie,achieved this feat was in the first attempt when he jumped 6.16 meters, one centimeter more than the old record. An outstanding result, which was also attended by the Mondo. Lavillenie he ran on a Modultrack covered with Mondo Super X.
In New York City, on stage will be one of the most prestigious athletics events of the Stars and Stripes.
Saturday, February 15th, at the New Balance Track & Field Center will host the 107th edition of the Millrose Games. For the third consecutive year the event will be hosted by the the Armory Foundation facility, the athletes will run on Mondo Super X Performance. The Millrose Games over the years have already seen young athletes prevail at the international level, from college and high school, which later became champions of the highest level. There are over 200 athletes who have won both the Millrose Games and the Olympic Games. One of the most anticipated races within the event has always been the distance mile, which this year will include, among others, Matthew Centrowitz, silver medal at the recent Athletics World Championships, and Mary Cain, a promising young athletics of the Stars and Stripes, and winner of the national indoor championships.
Just a few days to the opening of the World Indoor Championships in Athletics, to be held in Poland and will be held on Mondo track.
Less than a month to the opening of the IAAF World Indoor Championships, scheduled for March 7 to 9 in Sopot, Poland. The competitions will be held inside the Ergo Arena, one of the most modern multi-purpose facilities in Europe, opened in 2010. For the occasion, The facility will enriched by the presence of a portable Mondo banked track, with Mondo Super X surface, 13.5 mm thick. The track Modultrack, a temporary structure built on 3 m high, so as to ensure better visibility to the 15,000 spectators the arena, after the Championships will be permanently installed in the Polish city of Torun. Still inside the Ergo Arena, Mondo has provided the surface for the warm-up track, Mondotrack. In addition, Mondo has provided equipment for track and field competitions, such as equipment for high jump and pole vault landing areas, etc..
The indoor athletic stadium of the Fiera is reopening its doors, thanks to a structure with portable track with the Mondotrack surface.
After Palaindoor of Padua, opened December 21, 201, another indoor track and field facility is about to be completed: the Indoor Stadium of the Fiera, Genova. In fact, in this case it is a re-opening, as the palace of Genoa occupies a respected role in the history of Italian athletics. It has hosted 22 editions of the Absolutes, from 1970-2008. The activities related to athletics inside the indoor stadium broke down when the structure was brought to Turin and Genoa subject to a complete makeover for the 2009 European Championship event . After the continental event, the property came into the warehouse, where it remained until a few weeks ago. Thanks to the efforts of Fidal, Ente Fiera di Genova , Liguria regional and municipal administrations, the track today, with portable Mondotrack surface, returns available to accommodate training and competition . "I must just say that is returned to athletics Italian a valuable asset, which remained unused for too long, and sadly closed in a warehouse. After the northeast, Padua, and the center - north, Ancona, also northwest, in Genoa, will have a high-quality indoor facility allowing the development of a strategic activity for our movement, both for the base to the summit, "said Alfio Giomi, President of Fidal .
Padua Veneto Regional Championships Combined Events were held in the new facility.
Opened on December 21, 2013, the new Indoor Arena of Padua is already in full swing, thanks to a series of events planned for the beginning of 2014, among which the Italian Championships absolute multiple tests ( 25 and 26 January). Pending the most anticipated event, the athletes are testing the new Mondotrack, the platforms and the equipment that was installed in the new world system by participating in a series of competitions , including the Veneto Regional Championship to open multiple tests, that were played at the indoor arena on January 11th and 12th. Between the timing and the measures obtained in the two days of racing, stands the 1, 96m Alessia Trost in the high jump. Athlete of the Guardia di Finanza , European Champion Under 23 high jump, recorded the fourth measure Italian ever and third indoors , winning the race in the pentathlon with 4,035 points. "I found a very flexible platform , the feelings have been very good ," said Alessia Trost at the end of the race.
Mondo was honored for excellence in sports construction by the ASBA
The Birmingham CrossPlex facility was honored by the American Sports Builders Association, at the annual ASBA Technical Meeting, which was held this year in San Antonio . ASBA is an American organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, which each year awards the structures built by its members who represent excellence in the industry. The Birmingham CrossPlex, located in Alabama, has been awarded Indoor Track Facility of the Year, which features a Mondo hydraulic banked track with a state-of-the art Mondotrack surface. The six-lane, 200-meter track system has two curved track sections that can be banked for high-speed running events. It can be set at any intermediate position between flat and fully raised, so it can be used for a wide range of events and by athletes with different skill levels. When the curved sections are lowered, the synthetic surface of the track is flush with the surrounding surfaces, so those surfaces can be used for other sports or activities. Mondo makes the world’s only hydraulic banked 200-meter indoor competition track system. The Mondo hydraulic track at the CrossPlex is one of only six in the United States and 13 in the world.
As mentioned, Mondotrack was the competition track on which they ran the 2012 London Olympics, where three world records, four Olympic records, 64 national records, and a multitude of personal and season bests were set on the track.
The New York stadium features Mondo Super X Performance.
ASBA has awarded Icahn Stadium with the title of Outdoor Track Facility of the Year. Icahn Stadium at Randall’s Island in New York is home to a blue, eight-lane, 400-meter Mondo Super X Performance track. The Stadium was the first athletic facility in the United States to receive the prestigious Class 1 certification by the International Association of Athletics Federations, so it meets the precise quality and performance requirements laid down by the IAAF, including those for synthetic track surfaces. Only four venues in the U.S. and 103 internationally are IAAF Class 1 certified. The world’s top track for more than 30 years, the renowned Super X Performance track is recognized around the world as one of the fastest, most durable and environmentally safest tracks available. It is installed at more than 1,100 venues globally and was the track of eight Olympic Games through 2004.
The collaboration of Mondo continues with the City of Alba and the sports club of Alba.
Between July and September, the straightaway outside the athletics track of San Cassiano (Alba) was the scene of a series of tests by Mondo . In agreement with the City of Alba (architect Daniela Albano ) and the ASD Athletic Alba, with the involvement of the coaches and Stephen Irwin Decastello, starting from the first of July, some rolls were arranged in loose laid system were affected by an intense, constant and enthusiastic sports activity , which has played a key role for some young and skilled athletes : Chiara Genero (hurdler, a finalist in the Italian Championships), Margaret Cauda (sprinter, a finalist in the Italian Championships), Federica Voghera (sprinter, a finalist in the Italian Championships), Gloria Isnardi ( sprinter, a finalist in the Italian Championships), Chiara Oliveri (sprinter), Simone Tumiati (sprinter), Nicholas Bull (sprinter), Paolo Asteggiano (hurdler, a finalist in the Italian Championships ), Alice Moraglio ( sprinter), Matteo Bordino (sprinter), Matilde Bordino (discus, a finalist in the Italian Championships), Claudia Salerno (long jump, a finalist in the Italian Championships). The athletes were asked to operate starts, acceleration , deadlifts, static and dynamic movements , obviously with hobnailed boots . The results obtained were then compared with those obtained in the laboratory. In agreement with the municipal administration of Alba, at the end of the test was guaranteed a lane in support (applied on Everlay ) in order to optimize the competitive training of athletes.
The king and queen 2013 world athletics owe their throne to the Caribbean, whizzing around on the straight and challenge to the rhythm of reggae blue mantle under their feet.
Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser- Pryce were crowned athlete of the year in Monte Carlo, during the IAAF gala at the Sporting Club of Monaco, the traditional year-end event has once again seen Mondo as the main sponsor. The partnership between the Italian company and leader in the production of sports flooring and the World Federation of athletics has continued for the past 21 years and in 2013 was enriched by new successes thanks to the excellent times recorded on Mondotrack the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, world championships. The two athletes have swept the award-winning success on Russian soil, winning three gold medals each: 100, 200 and 4x100 . Bolt and Fraser- Pryce have tamed the blue track Muscovite, splattering the fastest of all in the individual events and leading to the finish line victoriously the baton relay. For Bolt is the fifth athlete of the year award in the last six seasons since he exploded in 2008, only the Kenyan David Rudisha failed to unseat from the throne in 2010. For the Fraser- Pryce is instead the first trophy . "My goal - Usain noted before the ceremony - is to give the maximum, pushing harder and harder with every race . Next year if health assists me want to improve my world record in the 200 meters (19 " 19 , made at the World Championships in Berlin 2009). Now I will go from season to season. I would like to compete at the World Championships in Beijing 2015 Olympics Rio 2016, and then maybe even the World Championships in London in 2017. " Fraser also enthusiastic said: "This year I worked so hard and the results have come . In the future I will try to train harder. " In the final classification Bolt beat altista Ukrainian Bohdan Bondarenko and Britain's Mo Farah, while Fraser-Pryce preceded the weightlifter New Zealander Valerie Adams and hurdler in the Czech Republic Zuzana Hejnova . During the gala were also awarded as the best coach Alberto Salazar, the seventeen year old Yankee Mary Cain as a rising star, Christa Bortignon the Canadian and the American Charles Allie best as "master" . Lifetime Achievement Award for lunghista American Dwight Phillips and the astista Russian Yelena Isinbayeva .
Finally, included in the Hall of Fame of the IAAF, were some old glories of the past, recent and remote. They included the Harrison Dillard, the Olympic 100 meters in London 1948 and the 110 hurdles in Helsinki 1952 : "Who is the strongest of all time? It is not easy to answer. Obviously Bolt is the stronger athlete today, but times and conditions change. I have never ran on synthetic. Who can say what would have been able to do the athletes of 75 or 100 years ago on the existing tracks, which are getting faster , "he told a news conference the ninety United States. Words that demonstrate how the track is key to achieving great performance. Change training methods, he devoted more attention to nutrition, but without having an explosive mantle beneath your feet you can hardly beat the record. Mondotrack is therefore one of the main ingredients of great performance timekeeping . Year-on- year change colors , from red to blue through the blue , but the tracks of Mondo badged become more comfortable and guarantee excellent results. The curtain fell on the 2013 racing, the attention has already moved on to 2014. In March, the Polish city of Sopot will host the World Indoor Championships. The Baltic athletes will run on a brand new Mondotrack, ready to give another exciting finals. It will be even more reggae dance ballad? We'll find out at the end of winter.
Mondo is a sponsor of the event that celebrates the best athletes of athletics.
It will take place this evening in Monte Carlo the annual World Athletics Gala organized by the International Athletics Foundation, an event in which the Mondo has been a sponsor since 1992. An event for the Italian company leader in the manufacturing of sports flooring that was used at the World Championships in Athletics in Moscow, he met with approval by all athletes who have raced on Mondotrack and used sports equipment installed within the Mondo Luzhniki Stadium. The event will be held at the Salle des Etoiles of the Sporting Club d'Eté, where to do the honors of the house will be the Honorary President of the IAF , the Prince Albert II of Monaco and IAF and the President of the IAAF Lamine Diack . At the Gala attended by over 600 guests , among whom will be attending many of the best athletes of the past and present. The highlight of the evening will be the announcement of the two athletes of the year, World Athletes of the Year. According to a survey last month , which involved great personalities of world athletics, the World Council of athletics athletes chose three men and three women athletes . The names of the three finalists are men : Usain Bolt, winner in Moscow of the 100 and 200 m, as well as the 4x100m relay ; Bohdan Bondarenko, world champion in high jump; Mohamed Farah, who won gold in Moscow and in the 5000 that in the 10,000 m, as well as it did in London 2012. The names of the three finalists are: Valerie Adams, who won gold in the shot put at the World Championships in Moscow , Shelly- Ann Fraser -Price, who won gold in Moscow in the 100 and 200 m , as well as the 4x100m relay ; Zuzana Hejnova, who won the final of the 400 m hurdles in Moscow 2013.
The indoor track Mondotrack of Padua has attracted the attention of many experts.
The installation of the new indoor track in Athletics continues in Padua: an elevated track and removable in Mondotrack 13.5 mm, light blue and beige, as well as two platforms for the long jump and triple, and a platform for pole vault. The track, which will be completed later this month, work has been done in a timely exemplary fashion, has attracted the attention from many industry experts. Particularly on October 31st, the site was visited by two important delegations: one representing the FIDAL of Friuli Venezia Giulia, composed of Mr. Demori (Gen.le Secretary of the Regional Committee), Arch. Roberto ( Homologator FIDAL and Pres Comm Tec.na Reg.le ) , Arch. Lutman (Part Comm Tec.na Reg.le ) and Ing. Fabris (Component Comm Tec.na Reg.le ), a delegation from the Trentino region, composed by Geom . Since Ri ( Resp Sett.re Imp Sport Municipality of Rovereto ) , Mr. Giordani (President Soc At.ca Quercia Rovereto ) and Geom. Baldessarini ( Homologator FIDAL ) . In addition, this was the Arch. Buccione of Rome, professional specializing in sports facilities and designers of various facilities related to athletics. To do the honors of the house, was Robert Franz ( Mondo track sector manager ) were Prof. Valente (President Fidal Veneto ), Arch. Bassi (Designer) and Mr. Sartori, representing the company awarded the work and business partner of the Mondo. During the visit, the guests showed great interest and appreciation for the track that Mondo is building in Padua , both in terms of quality of work of design skills.
It was held in Rome the event "100-meter race and faith."
Sunday, October 20th , on a Mondotrack that spanned across conciliation to Piazza San Pietro, was a morning celebration of faith and sport. On the occasion of the Year of Faith , the "100 meter race and faith" event was organized, which included , in a relay purely symbolic, speakers, families, seminarians, pontifical colleges , Vatican bodyguards and many pilgrims. With them, athletes took turns and witnesses of faith in the world of sports: tennis player Mara Santangelo , the runner Ulderico Lambertucci , the Olympian Jason Gardener, the athletes of Special Olympics and Clericus Cup, samples Paralympic Brent Lakatos and Stefanie Reid along with the number one Italian Paralympic, the Councillor for Sports of Rome, Luca Pancalli. From 9 am to 12 am, more than a thousand participants in the relay ran the 100m track supplied by Mondo. Francis Pope greeted the participants and organizers of the event with these words: "Thank you for reminding us that the believer is an athlete of the spirit ! Thank you so much . "
A project to promote athletics among the students of the elementary and middle schools.
Were held in the cities of Todi, Terni and Arezzo technical tests for an interesting initiative that has as its objective the promotion of athletics , particularly among the young. The projec Extremely fast, organized by the Sports Real Life, represented among others by former Italian hurdler Alessandro Bracciali, member of FIDAL, aims to organize a series of meetings with the Athletics in towns of artistic landscape, thanks to the participation of the society of the host cities of athletics, civil institutions (municipality, province , region) sports institutions (CONI , FIDAL ), educational institutions. The event takes place on the track Mondocourt of the Mondo, bgreen in color, for a total of 722 sqm. The calendar of 2014 currently includes the reaffirmation of the stages of Todi and Arezzo, and an appointment in the city of Florence are in the preparatory phase the city of Livorno, Pisa, Lecce, Perugia, Terni, Savigliano, Città di Castello, Pistoia, Siena, Grosseto and Orvieto.
In Padua working on a new Mondo track to bring the large indoor athletics to the Venetian city.
Work has begun installation of the new indoor track athletics of Padau. The work started with the assembly of the structure of the outer ring. The framework should be finished within two weeks, after which it will move to the installation of the track over the frame and the straight aways. The track, elevated and dismantled, is a Mondotrack 13.5 mm, light blue and beige. Athletes will have six lanes with a central parterre, two platforms for the long jump and triple, and a platform for the pole vault. The design of the track was done by Mondo, on basic scheme devised by the technical department of the Municipality of Padua, in the persons of the engineer and the engineer Benementi Rossi. The instatlltion company is Posalba. The completion of the work, the work of Sartori Company, is scheduled for December 1, 2013.
The capital carnico is considered as a benchmark for sporting events.
For the next three years, a representative of the South African national athletes will train at the Tolmezzo Athletics Stadium. In preparation for major sporting events, the Carnico capital will host the South African athletes, where the new athletic field was renovated a year ago, whose flagship is a blue Mondotrack.
In St. Peter's Square, an event to remember shows how sports culture is based upon the primacy of the human being.
Today at the Pontifical Council for Culture, in the presence of Cardinal Ravasi , the event "100 meter race of Faith" will be presented. On October 20th, in the setting of St. Peter's Square from 8:30 until the Angelus with the Holy Father , on a track specially created by Mondo, children and young people from the parishes and schools of Rome will take turns children, young people of the parishes and schools of Rome , characters and testimonials from the sports, entertainment, music , journalism , culture , institutions and the different religions in a relay race that features the passage of the "witness" : faith. At the end of the track, in the arrival area, will set up a stage on which turns the testimonies of the participants and distinguished guests led by Lorena Bianchetti . In the construction of the track, which will be Mondotrack , Mondo had to take into account the particular environmental conditions in which the event was to be held : " Taking into account that there will not be allowed the construction of temporary works of preparation of the foundation , I believe that to ensure an optimal result sports flooring on the FTS 17 or 23 mm . This will allow us to mitigate the imperfections in the substrate , while ensuring a certain level of horizontal drainage , "said Luca Reinaudo, Mondo Product Manager. The event will be covered live, starting at 11 am, the CTV will broadcast the images to all TVs in the world who want to follow the event.
Two new records are set at the meet along with many personal records on the new Mondotrack.
Sunday, September 8th, the 43rd edition of the RietiMeeting was held, an event that has effectively marked the end of the 2013 international athletics season. Viewers at Raul Guidobaldi Stadium, home to the Mondotrack 13.5 mm, have witnessed excellent performances by athletes, with four new meet records and a series of personal records. The first of the new records of the event was set by Rusheen McDonald's in the 300 m: with a time of 31.97, the Jamaican athlete has improved the previous record, which for 34 years belonged to the late Pietro Mennea. The other new track record was set by Australia's Sally Pearson, Olympic champion and world silver medalist, who won the race running the 100 hurdles in 12.64. The other two new records were made in the discus throw from the Croatian Sandra Pektovic, Olympic and World Champion, with 66.12 m, and the Polish Anita Wlodarczyk, in the hammer throw, with the extent of 76.57 m. Other important results were obtained on Mondotrack: the American Walter Dix, bronze at Beijing 2008 in the 100 and 200 m, won the 100 m in 9.99, his seasonal best time; the 200 meters was won by Jamaican Rasheed Dwyer in 20.30. An excellent performance was made by Italian Matteo Galvan, who with 20:50 clocked his fastest time. In the 800 m national record of Qatar for Musaeb Balla, who won in 1:43.93, and for the Hungarian Tamas Kazi, now the fifth; in the 3,000 m, winning the Kenyan Edwin Cheruiyot with a time of 7:36:53, and personal best for Americans Ben True and Cyrus Burp, second and third place.
Bolt closes the season with an excellent 9.80.
The 37th edition of the Memorial Van Damme qas held in Brussels, the 2013 edition of the ultimate test Diamond League. Usain Bolt gave to the 50,000 spectators at the stadium Baldwin yet another great show, ending their season running the 100m in 9.80, at the end of a race that saw five athletes finish below 10 ". In official races, however, great performance for the Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, fresh world champion, who clocked the new meeting record in the 100m, with a time of 10.72. Two other records of the meeting were made: French Renaud Lavilleine in the triple jump with the measurement of 5.96 m, the Kenyan Milcah Chemosh in the 3000 steeplechase ran in 9:15:06. One of the most exciting races had as its star the nineteen year old Mohammed Aman: the Ethiopian distance runner ran the 800m in 1:42:37, seasonal best time, the best performance personal and national record. In the other races on the program, to emphasize the success of the Jamaican Warren Weir, silver at the World Championships in Moscow, with a time of 19.87; Ethiopian Yenew Alamirew in the 5000m with a time of 12:58.75, the American Dawn Harper in the 100 obstacles, with a time of 12:48. Excellent performance by Italian director Matteo Galvan, who finished third in the 400m realizing a personal record of 45.35. Brussels celebrated with sixteen winners of the Diamond League: Ryan Whiting (shot put), Renaud Lavillenie (pole vault), Teddy Tamgho (triple jump), Vitezslav Vesely (javelin), Javier Culson (400m hurdles), Warren Weir (200m), Mohammed Aman (800m), Yenew Alamirew (5000m); Caterine Ibarguen (triple jump), Sandra Perkovic (discus), Svetlana Shkolina (high jump), Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (100m), Milcah Chemosh (3000m steeplechase), Amantle Motsho (400m), Dawn Harper-Nelson (100 hurdles), Aregawi Ababa (1500m).
Moscow World Championships in Athletics have concluded.
After nine days of intense competitions World Championships in Athletics have concluded, hosted by the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. It was an event that has confirmed Jamaican athletes as the best sprinters in the world, thanks to the three gold medals won by Usain Bolt and Shelly- Ann Fraser- Pryce and excellent performance of the other Carribbean team's members. With the three in Moscow, Bolt has reached eight gold medals and is the world's first athlete to have won both the 100 that the 200m in two editions of the World Championships . Bolt easily won the final of the 100m in the rain, recording his seasonal best time seasonal, of 9.77. In the 200m final he ran a 19.66, giving the impression of having dropped slightly in the final race . The third gold came in the 4x100 relay, which was won with a time of 37.36 , best time of the season, crossing the line ahead of the United States. Only Shelly- Ann Fraser- Pryce was able to match the success of his compatriot : The Jamaican athlete dominated the final of the 100m with a time of 10.71 and won the 200m by running a 22:17. Even his third gold came from the 4x100 relay team , in which he won the gold medal with the extraordinary time of 41.29 . To understand the Jamaican dominance in the disciplines of speed, considering that four of the top five athletes in the final of the 100m men and three of the first four in that of 200m coming from the Caribbean island . In other speed events, predictions respected for the American LaShawan Merrit in the 400m (43.74, best time seasonal) and the Czech Zucana Hejnova in the 400 hurdles (52.83, best time seasonal) in the 110 hurdles, success for the American David Oliver, who raced in 13 " net, best time of year for this specialty, while in the 400m women, the British Christine Ohuruogu won finishing with a time of 49.41 (new national record) , a whisker ahead of the favorite Amantle Montsho. Pretty amazing the gold won by Jehue Gorno in the 400 hurdles , the athlete of Trinidad and Tobago ran in 47.6, setting the national record and the best performance of the season . Spectacular finals of the 4x400 relay: in the male , the United States won with the best time of the year ( 2'58 .71), while in the female the Russian team was able to get the best of the American only in the final, closing with the best seasonal time 3'20 .19 . The specialty of the bottom and middle distance , the great star was Mo Farah , who has not lived up to expectations . The British won the gold medal in both the 10,000m , running 27:21.71 ( his best time seasonal), both in the 5000m with a time of 13:26.98 . Among other successes in Moscow , 2013, the outstanding home athlete Yelena Isinbayeva, who won his third world title jumping with the rod 4.89 m, the return to the success of the French Teddy Tamgho in the triple jump , with 18,04m , the great test of Ukrainian Bohdan Bondarenko, who won gold in the high jump setting a championship record ( 2.41 m). A quote is also worth Caterine Ibarguen, who in the triple jump won the first gold medal of the World Championships in Athletics for Colombia . At the conclusion of Moscow 2013, it can be said that the new Mondotrack , softer and fast, did not disappoint the expectations of the vigil. Mondo has also provided all the equipment, for competition and for training, including barriers, cages for the disciplines of launch and gear needed in the high jump and pole vault .
The Olympics for athletes over 35 was held in Italy.
From August 2 to 11, Turin hosted the eighth edition of the World Master Games, the biggest sporting event dedicated to athletes older than 35 years of age. In Turin, home of the 2006 Winter Olympics, more than 18 thousand athletes from 60 nations have competed. The athletics events were held at the Stadio Primo Nebiolo. The Mondotrack showed excellent performance by athletes Italians, who won 75 gold medals, as many as Russia, who won 77 silvers and 74 bronzes. The main star was Dario Rappo, who won four gold medals: 800m, 1500m, 5000m steeplechase, and 2000m.
Only a few hours to the start of the sporting event of the year.
Only two days to the start of the World Championships in Athletics, being held in Moscow August from 10 to 18. The IAAF Championships will be the largest ever, with as many as 206 countries that are members of the Federation who have confirmed their participation. Even the record of participating athletes has been surpassed in Moscow, there will be 1974 engaged in various disciplines. The fourteenth edition of the World Championships in Athletics will be the sports event with the largest audience globally, in total, with more than five billion people, from over 200 nations around the world will watch the event on TV. Among the most anticipated stars is, of course, Usain Bolt, who on the eve of the event said he aims not only to regain the world title in the 100m, which in 2011 he could not defend and was eliminated in the finals for a false start, but also to receive gold in the 200m and the 4x100m relay. Usain Bolt and other athletes will compete on the new Mondotrack, that after the success of the Olympic Games in London in 2012, he returned to be the surface, softer and faster, and ready to conquer the athletes and spectators at the Luzhniki stadium. It is a blue eight-lane 400m Mondotrack, and is not the only one that the Italian company has provided for the event, outside of the stadium, it has installed two other 400m tracks, also Mondotrack, for training and warming up of the athletes. Lastly, underneath one of the main grandstands, installed is an 80m runway for the Call area, the area where the sprinters perform the last sprints before being called for the race. Mondo has also provided all the equipment, for competition and for training, including hurdles, cages for the disciplines of shot put and gear needed in the high jump and pole vault.
A year after the opening of London 2012, the Olympic track has once again saw the champions of athletics compete.
From July 26 to 28, London hosted the annual meeting with the London Athletics Grand Prix that this year a year to celebrate the inauguration of London 2012 took place at the Olympic Stadium on Mondotrack, inside the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. For this reason, the event, which is now part of the IAAF Diamond League, chose the name of Anniverary Games. On the first day of competition, absolute star was Usain Bolt, who before 80,000 enthusiastic spectators won the 100 m with a best seasonal time, 9.85. In the 200 m, success for the Jamaican Warren Weir, who won bronze in London 2012, ran a 19.89. In the women, great performance for the Czech Zuzana Hejnova, who won the 400m hurdles with a personal best time (53.07), and the American Shannon Rowbury, who won the 3000m running in 8:41:46, seasonal best time. In the second day of competition, once again the star Usain Bolt, this time with teammates 4x100 relay: Mario Forsythe, Kema Bailey-Cole and Warren Weir. The Jamaican team won with a great time, 37.74. Great enthusiasm for the two-time Olympic champion in London in 2012, Britain's Mo Farah, won the race in 3000 m, surpassing the British national record in the distance, which had remained since 1972. In 3000 hedges, the Kenyan Brimin-Kiprop Kipruto clocked the record of the meeting, with a time of 8:06.86. In the women's excellent performance of the Nigerian Blessing Okagbare, who won the final of the 100 m women in developing its new African record with a time of 10.79. Only the fourth Olympic YC-Shelley Fraser-Price, but in battery has run in 10.77, best world performance of the season. The third day of competition, he saw track Paralympic athletes, in front of 65,000 spectators have created close racing and exciting. On the distance of a mile T54, Britain's David Weir (coach: Jenny Archer) not only won, but set the world record with a time of 3:16:40. Two other important records came from the 100m finals combined T43/44: the Brazilian Alan Oliveira in the category T43 raced a 10:57, Richard Browne in the category T44 in 10.75. Great time for the British Jonnie Peacock, finished third with a national record of 10.84, who stated "There were fantastic conditions today: a wind of 1.9 m / s and a Mondo track like this, the ideal conditions for be fast. "
Many confirmations and some surprises from the Mondo track at the Milan Civic Arena.
In Milan from July 26 to 28, the Italian Championships in Athletics were held. From July 26 to 28 were held in Milan, the Italian Championships in Athletics. The competitions took place inside the Civic Arena, the same facility which housed the first edition in 1906. Among the most interesting competitions of the three days in Milan, was that of sprinters who ran on blanket of Mondo Sportflex SX Classic 12mm. One of the most balanced final was the men’s 100 m, who saw Delmas Obou cross the finish line in 10:37, only one second less than Fabio Cerutti and Simone Colio. In the women’s 100m, success for the favorite Gloria Hooper, who ran an 11:54. The athlete of Forestry also attempted to repeat the success in the 200 m, but however had to settle for second place behind the Marzia Caravelli, which won the national title with a time of 23:16. Marzia Caravelli then confirmed her qualities as a good hurdler, winning the fourth consecutive title in the 100m hurdles, with a time of 13:01. In the 110 hurdles, success for Hassane Fofana, who ran in 13.93. Surprises in the final of the men’s 200m, with Diego Marani who won by running a 20.77, crossing the line ahead the two favorites Davide Manenti and Enrico Demonte. No surprises in the women’s 400m final, with the favorite Chiara Bazzoni who ran in 52.57. In the men’s 400m, great time for Matteo Galvan, who won the national title with a time of 45.71. In the 400m hurdles, success and personal best performance for Eusebio Haliti, who for the first time has run under 50 seconds 49.85. In the final of the women’s 400 m hurdles, no problem for the Italian record Yadisleidy Pedroso, who won the title with a time of 55.26. Surprises and confirmations in the challenges between brackets. The men's 4x100 final was surprisingly won by Riccardi Athletics, with the quartet Dental, Squillace, Tortu and Galbieri. The Milan team has raced in 40.50, compared to 40.70 of the favorites Guardia di Finanza, who finished second.In the women's 4x100 final, again Gloria Hooper star in the quartet of Forestry, with the Latins, and Arcioni Giovanetti, who won with a time of 45.43. The men’s 4x400 final saw the success of yellow flame: the quartet of Tricca, Valentini, Barberi Lorenzi and stopped the clock at 3:10:55. The title of the women's 4x400 was won by the quartet Army: Baldessarri, Milani, Chigbolu Bazzoni and who have in 3:39:33. In the middle distance and distance races, to record two goals from Julia Viola, who won both 5000 m (16:05:39) and 1500 m (4:14:26). Predictions met in the final of the 5,000 m men, with the fifth consecutive title won by Stefano La Rosa (14:11:34), and in the final of the 800 m women, with the success of Marta Milani (2:04:08). Surprising victory in the 800 meters men Michele Oberti, who raced in 1:51:41, while no longer a surprise the young Nicholas Svetlana Reina (not yet 16 years of age), who won the title in the women's 3000m steeplechase with the best performance Italian under 18, 10:13.89. Based on the results obtained by their competitors (absolute won 7 titles), the men and women of yellow flame of the Army won for the fourth consecutive time the Italian Cup.
There were more than 300 personal best performance achieved on Mondotrack at Raul Guidobaldi Stadium.
From July 18th to 21st, the XXII edition of the European Junior Championships in Athletics was held in Rieti. The small town in central Italy has hosted more than 1,000 young athletes from 46 nations. On Mondotrack at Raul Guidobaldi Stadium, sprinters and distance runners have created interesting challenges, despite the unfavorable weather, had on more than one occasion record time. One of the closest races and fastest was the 110 hurdles finals, with French Wilhem Berlocian that, won the gold, and established a new record in the event category, running in 13:18. Behind him placed the Italian Lorenzo Perini, who created the new Italian record (13:30) and the Swiss Brahian Pena, with another national record (13.31). In the 10,000 m, success for the Turkish Ali Kaya, who with a time of 28:31.11 set a record for the event and the national junior championships. Behind him finished the Italian Lorenzo Dini, with a personal best time of 29:31.11. In addition there was a new championship record set in the Mens 400 m hurdles, by Russian Timofey Chalyy, who ran a 49.23, winning the gold and setting a national junior record. In the 400 m women, excellent performance for the Polish Patrycja Wyciszkiewicz, who set the national junior record by running a 51.56. Behind her the Romanian Bianca Razor, ran a personal best time of 51.82. The very fast 400m men’s final: Russian Pavel Ivashko, who won the gold by running a 45.81, a new junior national record. The silver was won by Polish Patryk Dobek, with a personal best time (46.15), bronze was won for French Thomas Jordier, with the national junior record (46.21). The Women’s 3000m steeplechase was a spectacular race by the Finnish Oona Kettunen, who won and set a new national junior record, with a time of 9:45:51. The silver went to Slovenian Marusa Mismas, with a 9:51:15 setting the national record in the distance. The finals in the 100 and 200m were among those most influenced by wind. In the women’s 100m, the gold went to French star Stella Akakpo, with a time of 11:52. In the men's 100m final, British, Chijindu Ujah had success by running a 10:40. The British ruled in the men’s 200m finals: three British athletes have won all the medals and all the steps of the podium, and the winner Nethanel Mitchell-Blake has established a personal best running a 20.62, the female was won by Dina Asher-Smith, with a time of 23:29. The British were also the winner of the 400m hurdles final: Hayley McLean triumphed setting a personal best of 57.26. The French Joan Medjid, also achieved her personal best time of 57.34. A series of national junior records were made by the couriers: British women won the women's 4x100 with the national junior record of 43.81, and the men's 4x100 saw the success of Poland, who ran a 39.80. Poland also set a women's 4x400 relay, with a time of 3:32.63 and a new national junior record, and in the final men's 4x400, where he finished second behind Russia, setting a new national junior record. The Russian team won the gold with a time of 3:04.87, and a new national junior record. The event concluded with one of the most exciting races seen in Rieti, in the women's triple jump. The Italian, Ottavia Cestonaro, in fact, was able to deceive the opponents with a final jump of 13.41m which led from the sixth place in the standings to the top step of the podium.
In Lignano, an evening of athletics and charity.
After an eventful eve, Lignano was able to celebrate the annual event with the Meeting Sports & Solidarity, now the XXIV edition. It was the opportunity to see some young sprinters on the track Mondo Super X Performance at Teghil stadium which resulted in hard-fought competition. The challenge in the men’s 100m was won by Jamaican Jacques Harvey (born 1989), who ran in 10.11 ahead of compatriot Sheldon Mitchell (born 1990), who stopped the clock at 10.35. In the men’s 400 m, another success for a young Jamaican, the 21 year old Rusheen McDonald, who ran in 45.28. In the 110 hurdles, however, the victory went to 25-year old American Omoghan Osaghae, that with a time of 13:47 preceded by only 0:03 compatriot Tyron Akins. Among women, the American Shalonda Solomon, who won gold at the World Championships Daegu 2011 with the 4x100m relay, won the 100 m ahead of her teammate LaShauntea Moore,with a time of 11.15. In the women’s 400m, there was success success for the Italian, of Cuban origin, Libiana Grenot, who ran a 51.53. The final of the 100 m hurdles, saw the success of the American Kellie Wells, who won a bronze medal at London 2012, ahead of compatriot Loreal Smith, running a 12.85. Most interesting performances were in the long-distance events: the men’s 800 m, success for the 23 year old American Elijah Greer, with a time of 1:46:38, in the men’s 1500 m final sprint was won by American Ben Blankenship, with a time of 3:37:03, ahead of his compatriot Jordan McNamara ,by only 0:21. In the women’s 800m final, American Heather Kampf won with a time of 2:00:04, and in the women’s 1500m, another success for the United States, by Kate Grace, who has won with a 4:07:40. Like last year, this year the two-time Olympic 100m, Shelly-Ann Fraser, ran the 50m together with disabled athletes. The International Meeting of Athletics' Sports Solidarity" is organized since the first edition of the New Athletic New Athletic Amateur Sport Association of Friuli in Udine.
Mondo is the official supplier to the classic Spanish athletics meet.
The XXXI edition of the Athletics Meeting was held in Madrid and that takes place every year in the Spanish capital. On the Sportrack at the Municpal Sports Center Moratalaz eleven athletes have achieved their personal best performance, among them include the American Brandon Johnson, who ran the final of the 800m in 1:43.84. Very fast were also the finals of the 100m, in which the American Barbara Pierre and Jamaican Nesta Carter won in 10.92 and 9.87 respectively, setting new records for the event.
In Lignano the Caribbean team warms up prior to the World Championships in Moscow.
Expectations mount for the meet of Sports and Solidarity in Lignano, at the Teghil Municipal Stadium on July 16th. The track Mondo Super X Performance, meanwhile, is hosting Jamaican athletes MVP Track and Field Athletics Jamaican society which this year has chosen Lignano as the venue for training. The goal is to get in top form for the World Championships of Athletics, to be held in Moscow August 10-18. It is precisely the meeting in Lignano could provide an opportunity for the athletes that make up the Jamaican team, to put to the test just a few days before the start of the World Championships competition. Part of the Jamaican team, amongst others includes: the Olympian Asafa Powell, who won gold in the 100m both in Beijing and London, Shelly-Ann Fraser, the world champion in charge of the 100m hurdles; Brigitte Foster-Hilton, the Olympic gold in London and Beijing with the 4x100 relay Nesta Carter; Shereone Simpson, silver in the 100m in Beijing; Kaliase Spencer, winner of the Diamond League 400m hurdles in 2010 and 2011, the multi-medalist Shericka Williams.
After London 2012, get ready for another summer of great athletics.
With only a month, to the beginning of the IAAF World Championships, being held at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, August 10-18. This is the fourteenth edition of this event, which in terms of participation and audience from around the world is second only to the Olympic Games and the World Cup of soccer. Many of the stars who shone at the 2012 London will have the chance of recurrence; while for others this will be an opportunity to rebuild. Everyone can take advantage of the characteristics of the main track of the Luzhniki Stadium: Mondotrack 13 mm. Mondo has also provided all the athletics equipment and the two training tracks in Mondo Super X Performance 13 mm, with the respective equipment.
The sports facility of the city changes its look with Mondotrack.
Mondo is once again proud to offer their products and expertise in the construction of the track at Field School Raffaele Duni, the historical sports facility of Matera, and one of the most frequented and used for training and practice of athletics. Currently Mondo is completing the installation of the new blue Mondotrack, chosen by the Municipality of Matera in Basilicata in agreement with FIDAL. The six-lane track has been completely redone even its substrate to ensure the flatness required for the approval FIDAL. Since 1996, Mondo has passionately followed the events hosted at the Field School by providing its products to train and compete against athletes from all over Italy in the city of Lucania.
Great results for Giulia Sportoletti and Andrea Carioti
They have rewritten the best performance category of national Italian Junior Time Trial Championships of Chiari, which took place last weekend.
The gender-organized the two-day event in Chiari Libertas from athletics in 1964 indeed ended with a record: Giulia Sportoletti of the Cinque Cerchi Seregno took home the title with 5,465 points, while Andrea Carioti of Athletics Piedmont reaps 5,691 points.
Congratulations to these young athletes who competed on a Mondo track!
In Rieti, three days of records and great performance.
For the fourth time in ten years, the stadium has hosted the fifty-sixth edition Guidobaldi of Rieti Tricolor Juniors. On Mondotrack, the same surface as that of the European Junior Championships in Athletics to be held July 18 - 21, the best young Italian athletics have been involved in a great spectacle of sports. In particular, on display are the sprinters, recording excellent times: in the 110 hurdles, success with Italian juniors record and European best performance of the season for Lorenzo Perini, with a time of 13:39. In the men’s 100m finals of promising young men there was a great performance by Delmas Obou, who finished fourth with 27.10 U23 sprinter best of all time Italy. In the women's 100 m was the best performance of the season for Gloria Hooper (11.45), and who also won the 200m with a time of 23:36. In the 200 m juniors, great results for Fausto Desalu, who has become the eighth with 20.94 ever to go below 21 "distance. Other great results registered on the track were the successes in the 100 meters junior Luca Cassano (10.63) and Silvia Corbucci (11.66), the victory of Eusebio Haliti (51.06) in the 400 m hurdles promises great performance in the finals by Irene Morelli in the 400 m hurdles, with a time of 59.77. In addition to the sprinters, other athletes have shown very good results. Overall, on display was Sonia Malavisi, who jumped 4.41 m in the event (new Italian junior record and best European performance of the year); Cestonaro Octavia, who made the junior record in the triple jump with the measurement of 13.69 m, and the neo-blue Dariya Derkach, which in the long broke a record that lasted for 25 years, jumping 6.67 m, and then triumphed in the triple jump, with the new record of 13,92 m.
Competition on Mondo surface for participation in IAAF World Championships in Moscow
From June 19th - 23rd, the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships return to Drake University. The 2013 Championships serves as the selection event for the coveted spots to represent Team USA at the IAAF World Championships August 10th - 18th in Moscow, Russia. This is the final stop of the 2013 Outdoor USATF Championship Series. As they strive for top times, competitors will have the distinct advantage at Drake University of a Mondo Super X Performance track underfoot. The university also has hosted the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships (2010) and the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. (2008, 2011, 2012)
Italian and American Athletes compete at Ruffini Park of Turin.
Saturday, June 8th, at the Nebiolo stadium in Turin was held the fourteenth edition of the Memorial Primo Nebiolo (XIX International Meeting of Athletics for City of Turin). In front of over 5,000 spectators, sprinters from around the world battled it out on Mondotrack, giving rise to a series of exciting races, which saw the home athletes achieve good results. In particular, we have to mention the successes of Chiara Bazzoni (52.64) and Matteo Galvan (46.40) in the 400 m, and Davide Manenti (20.79) in the 200 m, in addition to second place in the 100 m Michael Tumi, who arrived in only a second to the winner, Jamaican Jacques Harvey (10.26). It was a big night for U.S. athletes: Delilah Muhammad won the women's 400 m hurdles with a time of 54.66; Chauntae Bayne the women's 100 m with 31.11; Omoghan Osaghae won the 110m hurdles with a time of 13:49, in a race which saw the return to competiton of Cuban Dayron Robles, Olympic champion in Beijing 2008, after ten months of inactivity in the 100 m hurdles women, Queen Harrison has passed compatriot Lolo Jones, at 12.74, in the long jump, Funmi Jimoh beat Russian Darya Klishina, European champion, jumping 6.63 m. In the middle distance and distance races, successes for Kenyans Nelly Kepkosgei (2:00:32) and Eric Tirop (13:32:09), respectively in the women's 800 m and 5,000 m, while in the men's 800 m, the race was won by the French Paul Renaudie in 1:47:41.
The new Italian record in the 100 m hurdles was set at Orvieto.
Sunday, June 2nd, on Mondotrack at the Stadium Luigi Muzi Orvieto (TR), Veronica Borsi has become the star of a very fast final in the 100m hurdles, by setting a new Italian record overall with a time of 12.76. The previous record (12.85) belonged to Marzia Caravelli, who finished second in the finals of Orvieto. The year of 2013 continues to be a year of great satisfaction for Veronica Borsi, who in March set the national record of 60m hurdles with a 7.94, winning the bronze medal at the European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg.
The third leg of the IAAF Diamond League 2013 took place at Icahn Stadium.
Despite the wind, the cold and the rain, the New York Adidas Grand Prix was the scene of excellent performances by some of the best performers of athletics. Many seasonal best records were made at the meet, thanks to the new track Mondo Super X Performance, which, even when wet and windy, it proved to be very fast. Among the champions were the most anticipated David Rudisha and Tyson Gay: the first was set in the 800m with a time of 1:45:14, while the second was won the 100m stopping the clock at 10.02. The races of 200m were dominated by the Olympic Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown showed the best performance of the season, running a 22:53 with a headwind of 1.3m / s. Warren Weir was not to be outdone, with 20.11, the best time of year. Best times of the season for Michael Tinsley in the 400m hurdles (48.23), Ryan Brathwaite in the 110m hurdles (13.19), while the Ethiopian Hagos Gebrhiwe, winning the 5000m with a time of 13:10:03, led to both his successes in this edition of the IAAF Diamond League. In the women's field, to emphasize success, with the record of the meet by Amantle Montsho in the 400m (49.91). Outside the track, two Croatian athletes were the absolute stars of the event: Sandra Perkovic, who won gold at London 2012, launched the disc to 68.48m (record of the event), while Blanka Vlasic, returning to competition after 20 months of inactivity, jumped 1.94m, equaling the record of the meeting.
This fall the athletics track will be renovated at the famous sports center in New York.
This fall, the New Balance Track & Field Center at the famous 168th Street Armory Youth Center is getting a new Mondo Super X Performance surface on its Mondo portable banked track.
A 60,000 square-foot arena with an Olympic-caliber track, the New Balance Track & Field Center boasts of one of the world's fastest—and busiest—tracks with more than 125 track meets held yearly.
Located in the heart of bustling Washington Heights, the Armory has become a mecca for track and field athletes from around the world while serving the students from all five boroughs of New York City. More than 400,000 athletes of all ages participate and visit the facility each year.
Mondo tracks have been part of the Armory since the mid-1990s, and the Mondo 200-meter, portable banked track was installed a few years later. In addition to the Armory track, the Mondo Super X Performance surface covers the venue’s infield, a separate jogging track, floors outside of the track perimeter and the entire expanse of the National Track & Field Hall of Fame. The track resurfacing is scheduled to begin in September and be completed by October.
“Without Mondo we wouldn't be where we are”, said Norbert Sander, president of the Armory Foundation. “Mondo has played a very important role as a professional, understanding company in this achievement. We look forward to working with them again.”
The best of world athletics returns to the track.
Approaching the starting date of the fourteenth edition of the World Championships in Athletics, which will be held in Moscow from Saturday, August 10th to Sunday, August 18th, 2013. The biennial IAAF World Championships is the largest sporting event after the Olympic Games and the World Cup of soccer, as evidenced by the number of participating athletes and the number of viewers who follow the event all over the world. The 2011 edition in Daegu recorded an audience of more than five billion people. The Luzhniki Stadium will host many of the stars of London 2012: Usain Bolt, Allyson Felix, David Rudisha, Jessica Ennis to name a few. As in London, Mondo will once again be a great star, having provided the main track in Mondotrack 13 mm, all the equipment for athletics and the two training tracks in Mondo Super X Performance 13 mm, with the respective equipment.
The two star sprinters of London 2012 elected
Usain Bolt and Allyson Felix were awarded athletes of the year at the annual World Athletics Gala organized by the IAAF. For the Jamaican sprinter it was the fourth success in this important competition outside of the track, while for the American athlete was the first time. Both received a trophy and a $ 100,000 prize during the ceremony that was held at the MNAC Museum of Barcelona. Atop the balance on their side, were the phenomenal achievements of the athletes at the London Olympics: Usain Bolt defended the titles won in the 100m and 200m in Beijing in 2008, creating the best times of the year in both disciplines, and led the Jamaican 4x100m relay team to win Olympic gold with the incredible time, world record of 36.84, Allyson Felix won the gold medal in the 200m and has contributed to the success of the 4x100m relay and 4x400m American, becoming the first woman since 1988 to win three gold medals in a single Olympics.
The great of athletics meet in Barcelona.
This year, the annual World Athletics Gala of the International Athletics Foundation, which is usually held in Monaco, will be held in Barcelona, as the final act of the celebration for the 100 years of the IAAF. On Friday, November 23rd, a Centenary Banquet will be hosted by Drassanes Museum, while the Centenary Gala Show will be held Saturday, November 24 in the magnificent National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC), where a tribute will be made to the history of athletics. More than 120 star athletes will participate in the event, including Olympic champions from London and some true legends of the sport: Said Aouita, Dick Fosbury, Edwin Moses, Oscar Pistorius, Mike Powell, Paula Radcliffe, Javier Sotomayor and many others. Together with the athletes will be more than 600 members of the IAAF and other major international sports federations. During the same time, Barcelona will host the 2012 Athletes of the Year Award Ceremony, an event that honors the best athletes of the year. The names in the running for the prestigious award among the men include: Usain Bolt, Aris Merritt and David Rudisha; Valerie Adams, Jessica Ennis and Allyson Felix among the women. The ceremonies will conclude with a welcome to the first 24 members of the new IAAF Hall of Fame.
Saturday, October 13th, Mondo still on track!
With the installation of the track surface and the construction of the locker rooms, the athletics center can be considered successfully completed.
In the new facility, the opening day, the 23rd Memorial Todaro will be held along with the fifth round of the Trophy "Luigi Modena", organized by the Libertas Tolmezzo from athletics and Udinese Malignani with the support dell'assessorato Sport of Friuli Venezia Giulia and the City of Tolmezzo.
It also held out an invitational competition for the five thousand meters where some athletes from Kenya, Tunisia and Morrocco have participated. The committee that will handle the event consists of Venanzio Ortis, European champion in the 500m in Prague, Francesco Martini, Councillor for Sports of the town of Tolmezzo, Stefano Secco Vice-President of the Provincial Center Libertas Udine, Manlio Savorgnan, Athletic Malignani’s President, Franco Cimenti and Angela Longo of Libertas Tolmezzo.
This event was enhanced by the reconstruction works on the track and sport platforms of the facility, completed this summer with truly innovative materials and funded by a € 650,000 grant given to the City by the Mountain Community of Carnia. The city councilor for sport, Francesco Martini is considered very pleased to have brought Tolmezzo two events of particular depth and interest.
Mondo has been once again the protagonist with Mondotrack, the official track surface of London 2012, an innovative material which last year attracted numerous accolades from athletes and coaches for its performance and comfort. This year in London many new and numerous world records were set.
Barcelona hosts the exhibition of the IAAF centennial.
From Saturday, October 13 to Sunday, November 25, 2012, the Olympic Sport Museum Joan Antoni Samaranch Barcelona hosts the Historical Exposition for the centenary of the IAAF. Installed on a track specially made by Mondo for the occasion, there are eight displays called "lanes" tracing the history of the IAAF and athletics, with text, photos and video: lane 1 is devoted to the history of the Association and of its founders, lane 2 recalls the greatest athletes in the Olympic Games and the World Athletics Series, lane 3 is the development of the IAAF competition program, lane 4 recalls the most important results obtained in athletics in every continent; lane 5 recounts the struggle for parity in female and male athletics; lane 6 describes the progress made over the years on tracks, clothing and sports equipment; lane 7 is dedicated to the greatest moments and the greatest track and field athletes of the last 100 years; and lane 8 is meant to be a glimpse into the future, the development of athletics in the next 100 years. The exhibition displays are connected by numerous glass cases containing more than 300 souvenirs provided by athletes, museums and private collections around the world. They range from coins and vases dating from 256 BC up to race numbers and clothing of gold medal athletes at London 2012. There are also examples of equipment for athletics, old and new, most important are those provided by Mondo which is a Sponsor Partner of the IAAF.
European Athletics Championships: closing balance
The 21st European Athletics Championships took place at the Olympiastadion in Helsinki from June 27 to July 1, 2012. Fifty nations participated to this event, which marked a profound change in the event’s formula: in fact, from this edition, the European Championships will be held every two years instead of four as in the past. This change resulted in the Finnish edition coinciding with the Olympic year, and its proximity to the opening of the Games has resulted in the elimination of the racewalking and the marathon from the Championship program. Many of the favourites managed to win gold in other disciplines, showing excellent form in view of London 2012, amongst which: Christophe Lemaitre for France in the 100 m; Mo Farah for Britain in the 5,000 m; David Storl and Robert Harting for Germany respectively in the shot put and discus; Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad for France in the 3,000 steeplechase and fellow athlete Ranaud Lavillenie in the pole vault; Mariya Ryemyen and Olha Sladukha for the Ukrainian respectively in the 200 m and triple jump; Anita Wlodarczyk for Poland in the hammer. First place in the medals went to Germany with 16 medals (6 golds), ahead of Russia (5 golds) and France (5 golds). These were the third European Athletics Championships for the Finnish capital hosted in the Olympic stadium after the 1971 and 1994 editions; the first to be held on Mondotrack, which was installed in the stadium in 2010.
New junior record in the triple jump: 13.32
Milan Civic Arena: Saturday, June 23rd a new Mondo track record in the triple jump.
After improving several times the Italian record in the triple jump indoor season, Ottavia Cestonaro obtained excellent results in outdoors and enters the history of the specialty: the magical platform of the Milan Arena (who can forget the duel between Fabrizio Donato and Paul Camossi the Night of 2000) with a triple jump of 13:32 (+1.4) in the second round of a competition she dominated from the beginning.
From the French Riviera this is the second World Best Time U.18 of the year (after the spanish Ana Peleteiro 13:50) and in any case of a result to the thresholds of the top-10 season also at the junior level.
In a painful day for speed, with so much headwind, the Mondo Sportflex SX Performance track has contributed to other good results, especially for jumpers: in addition to the Cestonaro’s record, the Latvian women in the high jump, Dindune Undine, (5th at the 2011 World Students of Lille, wearing the colors of the Enterprise) rose to 1.79. Erika Omoregie Furlani and Eleanor were both awarded with the 1.77 figure.
Friday, June 8th - XIII Memorial Primo Nebiolo
Last Friday, June 8th, at the Primo Nebiolo Stadium (inside the Parco Ruffini, the cradle of Turin athletics), the thirteenth Memorial Primo Nebiolo was held.
Mondo celebrates the significant achievements on the track, which was completely redone in 2009 with Mondotrack SX, the same material as the Beijing Olympic track, fast and modern, as well as IAAF certified.
In particular, the new Italian record of Emanuele Abate in 110 m hurdles and the new record of Pavel Maslak in the 400 meters. Here are the results:
1 AMIDEI Martina ITA C.U.S. TORINO 11.42 (+0.5)
Meeting Record: 1997 - Marion Jones (USA) 11.08
100 M HURDLES (+0.6)
1 18 JONES Lolo USA 12.97
2 19 KONDAKOVA Yuliya RUS 12.97
Meeting Record: 1999 – Shishigina (KAZ) 12.70
1 12 SANTIUSTI Yusneysi CUB ASSINDUSTRIA SPORT PADOVA 2:00.93
Meeting Record: 2011 - Yusneysi Santiusti (CUB) 1:59.00
1 26 SCHWANITZ Christina GER 4 18.44 X 18.99 X 18.49 18.47 18.99
Record del meeting: 2009 – N. Mikhnevic (BLR) 19.56
1 38 LA MANTIA Simona ITA 7 X 14.29 14.23 X 13.77 X 14.29
Meeting Record: 2006 – Lebedeva (RUS) 15.00
Meeting Record: 2007 – Di Martino (ITA) 2.02 meters
2007 – K. Bergqvist (SWE) 2.02 meters
100 METERS (+0.5)
1 28 CHAMBERS Dwain GBR 10.29
Meeting Record: 2001 – Williams (USA) 10.08
110 M HURDLES (+0.7)
1 57 SHUBENKOV Sergey RUS 13.21
3 51 ABATE Emanuele ITA FF.OO 13.28 (ITALIAN RECORD)
Meeting Record: 2010 - D. Robles (CUB) 13.08
200 METERS (+0.4)
1 30 MANENTI Davide ITA C.S. AIR FORCE 20.76
Meeting Record: 2007 – B. Dzingai (ZIM) 20.29
1 45 MASLAK Pavel CZE 45.17 (NATIONAL RECORD)
Meeting Record: 1997 – Kamoga (UGA) 44.77
1 22 HAMADA Mohamed EGY 1:44.98
Meeting Record: 2010 – A. Kaki (SUD) 1:43.48
1 7 MELI Ezekiel KEN VIRTUS LU 13:22.90
Meeting Record: 2010 – D. Salei (KEN) 13:12.64
Meeting Record: Kemp (BAH) 2.31 meters – Voronin (RUS) 2.31 meters
Mondo is the surface for U.S. collegiate championship
The United States’ top collegiate track and field athletes will compete for the title of best in the country at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championship at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, June 6-9. For four out of the past five years, these prestigious championships have taken place on Mondo surfaces. The 2012 championships will be held on a Super X Performance track, named the Jim Duncan Track, at Drake Stadium. Since the Mondo track was installed at Drake Stadium in 2006 as part of a $15 million renovation, the renowned venue has been selected to host a number of prominent track and field championships, including the 2008 and 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships, and the 2010 and 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. In addition, numerous meet and venue records have been set on the track, including 15 Drake Relays records in 2012 and 16 records at the 2011 Relays.
Milan, Mondotrack is on Sky
The track of Olympic Games London 2012 is landed on Sky.
At the new headquarters of Sky Italia, Rogoredo (Milan), the same track as the London 2012 has been installed, Mondotrack.
Sky will be the exclusive television station for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, with 13 channels only for London. Sky has asked MONDO to turn the main entrance of the new offices into a track, so the Piedmont company with the collaboration of Novatect has done the job.
The track, with its 2 lanes, expands from the main entrance to the reception.
Starting today until the end of the Paralympic Games, employees, collaborators, journalists, guests and sportsmen will walk on Mondotrack.
The running track is Mondo
On Friday, May 4th, the municipal sports center “Fontanassa” was inaugurated in Savona. The event was enlivened by the participation of Savona’s I.T.I.S. boys that engaged in competitive sports: 100 meters, 1,000 meters, long jump, high jump and 4 x 100 meters relay.
The Sports Councilor, Luke Martino, said: "In recent years the facility has been subjected to several renovations, having proceeded to replace the throwing cage, the javelin throw and long jump platforms. The safety of the cliff located on the north side was also reinforced. The last thing we did was the upgrade of the electrical system.
Given the high influx of users, it was necessary to proceed with the complete renovation of the area dedicated to the athletics track in order to complete the restructuring of the entire Fontanassa Sport Center. "
The changes consist of:
- A building used for headquarters and services
- An outdoor athletic track with 6 lanes of each 1.22 meters wide and 400 meters long
- A semi-circular ‘’lunette’’ for the competition of high jump, pole vault and javelin throw
- Throwing platform
- Platform for the long jump and triple jump with 58 m long runway and pit fall
- A field dedicated to rugby
The sub-base was redone and a new irrigation system was installed under the dedicated rugby field.
Mondo has helped to build the sports center by providing the athletics track, MONDOTRACK SX in 13 mm thickness, a prefabricated sports flooring with special closed cell structure, and uniform thickness at every point, made of synthetic rubber and mineral fillers. The interaction between the hexagons makes the track more responsive and resilient, helping athletes improve their performance.
American Southeastern Conference title to be determined on Mondotrack
The 2012 Southeastern Conference Championships will take place May 10-13 at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at its Bernie Moore Track Stadium. The historic, 5,680-seat facility—recognized as one of the finest track venues in the United States—features a Mondotrack surface, the official track of the 2012 London Olympics. The state-of-the-art track was installed in 2010 and replaced a 10-year-old polyurethane surface and 30-plus-year-old subsurface. Among the most important requirements for the replacement track were that it could stand up to Baton Rouge’s underground water tables and could withstand challenging soil conditions below the track brought on by the stadium’s location near the Mississippi River.
In addition, school officials felt it would be a huge advantage for their elite and Olympic-caliber athletes to train on the same surface that will be used at the next Olympic Games. “The track surface makes a tremendous difference for elite athletes training in the sprint events and developing rhythms for hurdles, so I was convinced Mondotrack was the right product for us,” said Dennis Shaver, head coach of LSU’s track and field team. “When you research recent NCAA, world and Olympic records, you find that the majority were accomplished on Mondo tracks. I believe the record-breaking performances are directly related to the research and development Mondo puts into its products and the emphasis the company places on producing tracks that reduce the force absorbed by athletes’ bodies.”
British student-athletes are testing the Mondo’s Olympic track
The British University & Colleges Outdoor Athletics Championships this year are part of the Olympic track and field testing of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium and will be held in the British capital. The competitions, which will be held from May 4 -7, will give the IOC the opportunity to test the Mondotrack surface and the equipment that in a few weeks will host the athletics competitions of the Olympic Games.
Two more American Universities to host track & field meets on Mondo tracks.
Athletes at two more outdoor track and field meets at NCAA Division I universities in the United States this weekend will take their marks on tracks made by Mondo.
The 2012 Big East Conference Championships will take place May 4-6 at the University of South Florida’s USF Track & Field Stadium in Tampa, Florida. A one-of-a-kind facility, the stadium underwent a $2.79 million renovation that was completed in the fall of 2008. The highlight of the renovation was the addition of a Mondotrack surface, which was the official track of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and will be the track of the 2012 London Olympics. USF was the fourth U.S. university to install a Mondotrack.
Irwin Belk Track at Aggie Stadium on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina, is the site of the 2012 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 3-5. Aggie Stadium’s Super X Performance track from Mondo was installed in 2004 as part of a $1.5 million stadium renovation. “Mondo is one of the best surfaces in the world,” said Roy Thompson, director of track and field programs at North Carolina A&T. “This track made us one of the top sites in the country. Offering athletes this type of surface to train and compete on has also really helped our recruiting efforts. I can’t say enough about the surface. Mondo has a great product.”
American collegiate athletic conference to hold championships on Mondotrack for next two years
JDL Fast Track, a privately held indoor track and field facility in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has been chosen as site of 2013 and 2014 Southern Conference indoor track and field championships. The meets will take place February 23-24, 2013, and March 1-2, 2014. The Southern Conference is an NCAA Division I conference.
One of the premier indoor track and field facilities in the southeastern United States, JDL Fastrack opened in January 2012. It features a 200-meter oval track with a Mondotrack surface—the same surface that will be used at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Mondo’s sports flooring also is used in non-competition areas of the arena: The warm-up track is the company’s Super X Performance surface, and the non-athletic surfaces are Mondo’s baselast underlayment.
“Mondo had great options for giving us a world-class competition surface, minimizing concrete areas and maximizing where users can wear their spikes to get from one point to another, all while staying within our budget,” said Craig Longhurs, JDL Fast Track founder.
To be contested on Mondo Super X Performance.
One of the nation’s oldest and most respected track and field competitions, the Drake Relays will be held April 26-28 on the Jim Duncan track at Drake Stadium on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Participants scheduled to compete include Olympic medalists and returning Drake Relays champions, along with top-caliber elementary, high school, collegiate, elite and masters level performers.
This will be the 103rd annual Drake Relays and the sixth time that Drake Relays participants will compete on Mondo’s Super X Performance track, which is recognized around the world as one of the fastest, most durable and environmentally safest tracks available. Since the Mondo track was installed at renowned Drake Stadium in 2006 as part of a $15 million renovation, numerous meet and venue records have been set, including 16 Drake Relays records in 2011. In addition, since the renovation, the university has been selected to host a number of prestigious track and field championships, including the 2008, 2011 and 2012 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships, and the 2010 and 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
“Drake Stadium (with) the Mondo Super X Performance surface at Jim Duncan Track has become known as a venue for superior performances,” said Carolyn Hill, Drake University’s Assistant Director, Relays and Sports Information, Drake University.
The world’s top track for more than 30 years, once again will serve as the surface for two NCAA Division I outdoor track & field invitational meets
Mondo’s Super X Performance track, the world’s top track for more than 30 years, once again will serve as the surface for two NCAA Division I outdoor track & field invitational meets. Both meets are April 20-21.
John McDonnell Field at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, is the site of the John McDonnell Invitational, named for the legendary Razorback coach who retired in 2008. Arkansas’ track and field facility is one of only four in the U.S., and the first one on a college campus, to receive the prestigious International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Class I certification. In a previous statement, Chris Bucknam, Arkansas track and field head coach, said, “Having Mondo as our track provides our university a chance to bid on meets at every level of competition, and our student-athletes love to train on it every day. It is an incredibly fast surface.”
The Vanderbilt Invitational will take place at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee on the Vanderbilt Track Complex. Clark Humphreys, the university’s women’s track and field assistant coach, said, “The Mondo Super X Performance surface is tremendously fast. Training on it is extremely beneficial, because if you want to run fast in competition, you have to train fast in practice. With Mondo, the athletes are able to do that.”
Mondo the surface of NCAA Division I and Division II indoor track & field championships
Once again, Mondo is the surface for NCAA championship track and field meets. The NCAA Division I competition will take place at Jacksons Indoor Track at the Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho. The Division II athletes will square off at Myers Field House at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Both meets are March 9 – 10. Jacksons Indoor Track is a Mondo portable indoor track. Both venues have the company’s Super X Performance surface. Prior to these two events, 10 NCAA Division I conferences and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation held their indoor track and field conference championships, and all of the student-athletes competed on tracks made by Mondo.
Start of the 2012 World Indoor Championships in Athletics
Though the London Olympics will permit enthusiasts to get a good fill of sports, the 2012 World Indoor Championships in Athletics being held in Istanbul from March 9 to 11 represents a substantial starter to say the least. In addition to the track, Mondo has also provided equipment, video screens and adjustable stands, the occasion is in a big way a test in engineering and logistics. This event will warm up the engines prior to 2012 Games where it is important to remember, Mondo is the "Official Supplier for Sports Flooring and Equipment".
In Istanbul Mondo has installed inside the Ataköy Athletics Arena, as well as the adjacent Sinan Erdem Arena, the warm up area, the special portable Mondotrack SX track which is completely removable. The special locking system of the modules, without screws or bolts, guarantees the perfect stability of the track and the dimensional accuracy of the structure, thus allowing rapid times for assembly and disassembly.
With 172 nations participating in the turkish World Indoor Championship it will be the highest attendance.
The World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, scheduled for March 9 to 11, has registered a record even before it began: with 172 nations participating in this year edition it has surpassed the previous record achieved in 2008 in Valencia, with 147 nations. Large participation in terms of attendance, with 349 male athletes , 334 women athletes and 616 officers. The World Indoor Championships were held for the first time in Paris in 1985 with the participation of 65 nations, and the last edition was held in Doha in 2010 and was attended by 148 nations. In Istanbul, the athletes will be competing on a Mondo track, and Mondo will also provide equipment, screens and the stands.
The greatest indoor track and field event marks a new record in attendance.
Just a few days until the opening of the XIV World Indoor Championships in Athletics, which will be held in Istanbul from March 9 - 11. The participants are 879 athletes from 178 countries, records the event. The Ataköy Athletics Arena, in the Turkish capital, will host a very interesting edition of the World Championships, which is a preview of some of the challenges that will be repeated this summer during the 2012 London Games. The World Championships in Istanbul is a prestigious and important commitment for Mondo, which will provide not only the tracks, but also equipment, screens and stands demonstrating once again its organizational strength and quality of its products.
In Stockholm, the Russian athlete has done it again.
The Russian athlete Yelena Isinbayeva set a new women's indoor world record by jumping 5.01m in pole vaulet during the track meeting in XL- Galan, Stockholm where Mondo installed its Mondotrack SX.
Isinbayeva has exceeded her previous record of 5.00m,which she achieved in February 2009 in Donetsk.
Its also exceeded her record of 5.05m for which she won gold during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Mondo tracks dominate weekend of indoor track & field conference championships
Across the country this weekend from February 23-25, 10 NCAA Division I conferences and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation will hold their indoor track and field conference championships, and all of the student-athletes will be competing on tracks made by Mondo.
The 10 Division I conferences hosting championships, with event dates and competition venues, are:
- ACC, Feb. 23-25, Boston College
- Big Ten, Feb. 24-25, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- Big 12, Feb. 24-25, Texas A&M University
- Big South, Feb. 24-25, Virginia Tech University
- Conference USA, Feb. 25-26, Birmingham (Ala.) Crossplex
- Mountain West, Feb. 23-25, Albuquerque (N.M.) Convention Center
- SEC, Feb. 24-26, University of Kentucky
- Southern, Feb. 23-24, Birmingham (Ala.) Crossplex
- Summit League, Feb. 24-25, Indiana University–Purdue University
- WAC, Feb. 23-25, Idaho Center
The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation track and field championships, Feb. 24-25, at the University of Washington in Seattle, will feature universities from the Big West, Pacific-12 and Western Athletic conferences.
Texas A&M and the Birmingham Crossplex feature a state-of-the-art, six-lane, 200-meter Mondo hydraulic banked track system with a Mondotrack running surface. IUPU has a Mondo indoor track with a Mondotrack surface. The other venues have Mondo portable indoor tracks with the company’s Super X Performance surface.
The Eastern U.S. universities compete on a Mondo track.
Mondo Super X Performance track, the world’s top track for more than 30 years, will serve as the surface for the 2012 Big East Indoor Track & Field Championships Feb. 18-19 at the New Balance Track & Field Center at New York City’s 168th Street Armory Youth Center. Nine hundred track & field athletes from the United States’ Big East conference will compete in 20 men’s events and 19 women’s events. Teams contending for the conference title include DePaul, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Notre Dame, Syracuse and University of Connecticut.
From January 27-29, 2012 dress rehearsal
The day has arrived. The test events for the Indoor World Championship 2012 will take place January 27- 29th. These rehearsals serve to warm up the engines waiting for the 2012 World Championships in Athletics to be held in Turkey. Once again, the protagonists of the scene are the tracks provided by Mondo, as well as, the necessary equipment, screens and stands.
Hydraulic banked Mondo track to serve as surface of Big 12 - SEC - Pac 12 showdown at Texas A&M - Mondo Challenge
The Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC will face off in the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge this weekend, with two schools representing each league in the two-day, scored competition.
The A&M Challenge promises to be one of the strongest meets of the 2012 indoor season, with almost all of the teams being Top 25 ranked!
Representing the Big 12 at the meet, which begins Friday, will be Texas A&M and Texas Tech. The SEC counters with Florida and Tennessee. The Pac 12 rounds out the field with squads from Arizona State and Oregon.
At the 2011 competition, 13 meet records were set while the Big 12 (Kansas State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Texas Tech) defeated the SEC (Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina) in both the men's and women's competitions.
The meet returns to the same city as last year
The Samsung Diamond League has announced the dates of the events planned for 2012. The third season of this prestigious competition will take place in stages in the same places that have hosted races in 2011: Doha (Qatar, 11/05), Shanghai (19/05), Rome (31/05), Eugene (USA, 2 / 06), Oslo (7 / 06), New York (9 / 06), Paris (6 / 07), London (13 and 14.7), Monte Carlo (20/07), Stockholm (17/08), Lausanne (23/08), Birmingham (26/08), Zurich (30/08), Brussels (7 / 09).
Record coming ...
It's official: Mondo will be the supplier of the track and field facilities for the XIV World Indoor Championships
The Championships will be held in Istanbul from March 9-10, 2012.It is another opportunity to try all
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The four cities that will host the prestigious IAAF Competitions has been decided.
The IAAF Council meeting in Monte Carlo has decided which cities will host the four Competitions of the IAAF World Athletics Series in 2014. Copenhagen will host the World Half Marathon Championships, Marrakech will host the Continental Cup (13 and 14 September 2014), Eugene, Oregon in the United States, will host the Junior World Championships, Sopot, Poland, will host the World Indoor Championships.
Usain Bolt and Sally Pearson are the best athletes of the year.
Usain Bolt and Sally Pearson were awarded Athlete of the Year 2011 during the traditional IAAF World Athletics Gala, held in Monte Carlo. For the the third time the Jamaican sprinter wins the prize, while it was the first time for the Australian champion in the 100m hurdles. The other finalists were Yohan Blake and David Rudish for the men, and Valerie Adams and Vivian Cheruiyot for the women.
In Monte Carlo the review the of the upcoming events.
Waiting for the World Athletics Gala 2011, the Council of the IAAF, chaired by the President Lamine Diack, met in Monte Carlo to analyze the progress of the venues that will host the upcoming IAAF World Athletics Series competitions. The first event in chronological order is the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul scheduled from March 9-11, 2012 in the new Atakoy Athletics Arena. May 12-13 in Saransk (Russia) will be held the 25th of the World Race Walking Cup in Barcelona, July 10 to 15, the Olympic Stadium of Montjuic, will be played in the World Junior Championships. 2012 is also the year when we celebrate the centenary of the IAAF (July 17, 2012). To celebrate the event, the Council decided that Barcelona will host November 24, 2012 a special edition of the annual International Athletics Foundation Gala, as well as, a series of events around the city for the IAAF. The Gala will be an opportunity to present the IAAF Centenary Book, written and edited by historian and statistician Mel Watman together with industry experts such as Roberto Quercetani, David Miller and Alain Billouin. In addition, during the evening will be announced the names of the first athletes who will inducted into the IAAF Hall of Fame. The IAAF Council also discussed the progress of the current work in Moscow for the 14th edition of the World Championships in Athletics, to be held at the Luzhniki Olympic Complex Stadium in the Russian capital August 10-18, 2013.
The Big Apple dominate African athletes.
After the Boston Marathon, the Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai has also won the 42nd edition of the New York Marathon with a time of 2:05:06, a new record. Second place in the marathone went to another Kenyan Mutai Emmanule, while the third went to the Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede. Among women, success for the Ethiopian Nut Firehiwot in 2:23:15, ahead of compatriot at the finish line and Deba Buzunesh Kenyan Mary Keitany. Success for Alex Zanardi hand bikes in the category. The marathon was attended by about 47,000 people from 23 nations.
The British runner was awarded the European Athlete of the Year Award presented by Mondo.
The Briton Mo Farah is the winner of the 2011 edition of the European Athlete of the Year Award presented by Mondo. What is about to end is an outstanding year for him. In February he set the record in Birmingham in the European indoor 5,000 m with 13:10.60; in March, he defended his title on the 3000 meters at the Indoor Athletics Championships in Paris; in June has made the European record in the 10,000 m with 24:46.57, ran in July 5000 on the record of the year m 12:53:11, the second fastest time ever and the European national record. The apex of his extraordinary year was the gold medal in the 5000m at the World Championships in Athletics in Daegu, where he managed to bring to Europe the world title in this discipline after waiting almost twenty years. In second place in the European Athletes of the Year was sprinter Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre and third was another Briton, the 400m hurdles world champion David Greene.
Mondo will be present with a 400 sqm booth at the FSB fair in Cologne, the internationally unique business platform for recreation areas, sports and swimming pool facilities
For the third consecutive year Mondo is the exclusive partner of European Athletics Awards Night.
Saturday, October 15th turns the spotlight on Arona (Tenerife) for the European Athletics Awards Night, a gala evening in which the European Athletics celebrates itself by rewarding the champions who have distinguished themselves in 2011. For the third consecutive year Mondo will be "Presenter" of the event, thereby renewing a strong partnership between the two realities which has always been committed to the promotion of the continental athletics throughout the world. Through the organization of major sporting events, the last of which was the World Championships in Athletics held in late August 2011in Daegu, where Mondo provided both the track and equipment. "The European Athletics Awards Night is a real celebratory evening during which the major European track & field stars gather to celebrate. Linking our name to this event we are particularly honored, "said Maurizio Stroppiana, President of the World. Visit the website of the European Athletics Association where you can find more information on the athlete of the year award!
Voting has started to crown the king and queen of track for 2011.
The IAAF has announced the names of 20 athletes (10 men, 10 women) candidates for the World Athletes of the Year Award. The selection was made by a group of eight experts from the IAAF athletics. The vote, by members the IAAF Council and IAF, Federations of the IAAF, Committees and Commissions of the IAAF, IAAF Meeting of Directors, IAAF Ambassadors, Representatives of the IAAF athletes, top athletes, members of the international press and staff members IAAF will continue until midnight on Sunday, October 23. Following the collection of votes three men and three women finalists will be selected. The Council of the International Athletic Foundation will select the athletes and winners will be announced on November 12th during the annual World Athletics Gala. The 10 male candidates are: Yohan Blake (Jamaica), Usain Bolt (Jamaica), Mo Farah (Great Britain), Robert Harting (Germany), Kirani James (Grenada), Patrick Makau (Kenya), Koji Murofushi (Japan), David Rudish (Kenya), Christian Taylor (USA), Jesse Williams (USA).
The 10 women candidates are: Mary Abakumov (Russia), Valerie Adams (New Zealand), Veronica Campbell Brown (Jamaica), Tatyana Chernova (Russia), Vivian Cheruiyot (Kenya), Anna Chicherova (Russia), Lashinda Demus (USA) Carmelita Jeter (USA), Amantle Montsho (Botswana), Sally Pearson (Australia).
Russian podium for the prize presented by Mondo.
The Russian Mariya Savinova athlete, world champion in the 800 meters, is the winner of the the 2011 European Athlete of the Year an award presented by Mondo. This is the fourth Russian athlete to win it, after Irina Privalova, Yelena Isinbayeva and Svetlana Masterkova. During the past year, Mariya Savinova, 26, has only lost one of ten races in whichshe has participated in, among the outstanding victories was the finals of the World Championships in Athletics in Daegu with her personal best time (1:55.87)> In addition to winning the SPAR European Team Championships in Stockholm and the final of the Diamond League in Zurich. The top three champions of the prize is all the world include Russia's Mariya Abakumov and Anna Chicherova in second and third.
The British athlete has won the prestigious award of European Athletic Rising Star.
The British athlete Jodie Williams is the winner of of the 2011 European Athletics Rising Star Award, presented by Mondo. The junior world champion, won the 100 meters final at the European Junior Athletics Championships in Tallinn, held in July, with a time of 11.18. Records of the national junior championships and leadership. Just 24 hours after the final 100 meters, was complete and she also won the final of the 200 m, with a seasonal best time, 22.94. The 18 year-old British athlete went on during the 4x100 m helping his team win the bronze medal at the Kadriorg Stadium in the capital of Estonia. In second place in the rankings for the award of the Netherlands was ranked Daphne Schippers, followed by Russian and Swedish Darya Klishina Angelica Bengtsson
The shot put world champion wase named best European Athlete Under 23.
David Storl, the reigning shot put world champion, is the winner of the 2011 European Athletics Rising Star Award, presented by Mondo. The German athlete won the gold medal at the recent World Championships in Athletics in Daegu with the measurement of 21.78 m. In second place was Paweł Wojciechowski, the world champion in the pole vault, one third of the 100 Junior European Champion runner-up in me, Daegu, French Vicaut Jimmy. The European Athletics Rising Star is an award that has existed since 2007 and is awarded to athletes under 23.
Breaking the world record in the marathon held in the German capital.
The 38th edition of the Berlin Marathon saw the Kenyan Patrick Makau beat the world record,which belonged to Haile Gebreselassie the Cushite, with a time of 2:03:38. It was a real triumph for Kenya, which finished second with Stephen and Edwin Chemlani Kimaiyo finished third in the men's race, and Florence Kiplagat won the women's trial with a time of 2:19:44.
Arona (Tenerife) on Saturday, October 15th
For the third consecutive year, the EAA has chosen MONDO as the sole partner of the European Athletics Awards, a gala evening in which European athletics celebrates itself by awarding champions who have excelled in 2011.
The twelfth edition of the Milan Night promises great emotions.
Sunday, September 18th Arena on the track in Milan will challenge athletes from 30 nations, including 15 winners of a medal in the last World Championships in Athletics in Daegu. Among the athletes expected is certainly David Rudish, the world champion of 800 m, which will attempt to beat the world record he achieved in 2010: the goal is to get under 1'41 "01. In the same competition will present the Polish Marcin Lewandoski, fourth in Daegu, and the Italians Mario Scapini and Giordano Benedetti. The spotlight is also on the South African Oscar Pistorius, who has managed this year to participate in the world in the 400 m able-bodied of Daegu There will be a lot of Italy in the Arena, from Antonietta Di Martino, bronze medal in Daegu in the high jump, triple jumper Simona La Mantia and. Among the most anticipated races of the challenge men's 100 meters, with the presence of the four blue baton, came in fifth at the World Championships 4x100: Di Gregorio, Collio, Tumi and Cerutti. In the same race eyes will turn to two other Italians, and Riparelli Galvan, and the French Pognon, who has a personal best of 9 "98. Italy still a lot of women in the 400 m, with the girls 4x400, that the world almost came in the final, and in the 800 meters, where it waits for a big test of Marta Milani. The athletes will race on the Mondo Sportflex SX 12mm Classic track , who is also sponsoring the event.
In Brussels the 2011 Diamond League concludes.
Friday, September 16th the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels hosts the 35th edition of the Memorial Van Damme, the last act of the 2011 Diamond League. The meet, which takes place annually in late summer, always sees the participation of the best athletes in the world and has recorded over the years a world record. Many are veterans from Daegu World Championships in Athletics were present at the meeting. In addition to Usain Bolt, David Rudish is expected (gold medal in the 800 m), Ibrahim Jeilan (gold in the 10,000 m), Blanka Vasic, Milcah Chemosh Kevin and his brother Jonathan Borlée, Oscar Pistorius and many others. As with the Daegu Stadium, the King Baudouin Stadium is Daegu equipped with a track produced by Mondo: Mondotrack FTX.
The new track in Daegu 2011 will not disappoint.
The World Championships in Athletics in Daegu ended with the world record in the 4x100 quartet, achieved by Jamaican: XXX, Nesta Carter, Michael Frater and Yohan Blake. These great sprinters finished the race with a time of 37 "04, beating the old record of 37" 10 set at the Beijing Olympics. Silver medal went to France (38 "20) and bronze went to Saint Kitts and Nevis (38" 49). Good results for the Italian quartet, who finished fifth, which eventually made the semi-finals would be on the podium. The in Daegu World Championships competitions were held on Mondo Sportflex Super X Performance.
Daegu, South Korea: Bolt and companions stop the chronometer to 37.04.
The article about our new track for the 2011 World Athletics Championships is online
The biggest sports event on the planet in 2011, begins in 4 days tomorrow.
Less than a month from now is the beginning of the XIII World Athletics Championships in Daegu, the most important sporting event of 2011. From Saturday, August 27 to Sunday, September 4 more than 2,000 athletes from 200 teams, will compete for the world championships in front of viewers from around the world. It will generate moments of great emotion and the highest level of competition.
In addition to the athletes, the main athletes of this prestigious sporting event, will be photographed many times and as well as the new track Daegu Stadium Mondo Super X Performance.
For information and schedule of events visit the official website www.daegu2011.org or www.iaaf.org
Four new records achieved in the Catalan city of the competition
It took place at the Olympic Stadium, in front of 7,200 spectators, the Athletics Meeting in Barcelona, which has recorded four new records of the event and two of the best performances by European athletes. The records of the meet were achieved by the Jamaican Yohan Blake in the U23 100m with a time of 10.6, Bulgaria's Vanya Stambolov in 400m hurdles with a time of 54.38, the Cuban Yariskey Silva in the pole vault with 466, the Russian Yekaterina Gorbunova , which has built both the 1500m record in European competition is the best performance of the year with a time of 4:01:02. The other European best performance of the year was that of the Kenyan Ilham Tanu, who runs for Turkey, in the 1500m with a time of 3:32.94.
Jamaica wins the championship of Central America and the Caribbean
Have been completed in Mayaguez (Puerto Rico) the CAC Championships first place in the medal count was achieved by Jamaica (10 golds, 6 silvers, 10 bronzes), which preceded Mexico (7,6,7) and Trinidad (6.3, 5). In total 17 nations won at least one medal. Challenges in the expectations between relays, Jamaica won the 4x100m 4x400m men and women, the Bahamas won the 4x400m men, while Trinidad was first in the 4x100m women.
The year of the World Military Games
The marathon in Rio de Janeiro, an event which was part of the fifth edition of World Military Games scheduled in the Brazilian city, was won by Frenchman Patrick Ngoi, who became the military world champion owith a time of 2:18:17. In the women's marathon success went to North Korean Kim Kum Ok, who in a time of 2:35:22 also won her the military world competition.
The Championships in Daegu earn a star, but lose another
Oscar Pistorius has won during the 22 nd International Meeting of Lignano Sabbiadoro the time it takes to compete at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu and the 2012 Olympics in London. 45.07 With the South African athlete has achieved his personal best in the 400m. But bad news coming from France: the indoor world champion and world record holder in the triple jump, Teddy Tamgho, will be forced to miss the World Championships because of injury during the Under 23 European Championships in Ostrava.
In Lignano Sabbiadoro the South African athlete conquers London.
He did it! The meeting "Sport Solidarity" in Lignano Oscar Pistorius has exceeded the minimum for some much-needed access to the London 2012 Olympic Games. The result is terrific. The athlete finished the 400 meters in 45 "07. In fact beating the Jamaicans Lancedord Spence (46 "23) and Mason (46" 50). The goal required to go to London is 45 "25, but Pistorius did even better. His talent is unquestionable, but we like to think that a little 'of the credit also goes to the reception and Italian Lignano fast track that saw him speeding like a rocket.
Tallinn (EST), 21-24 July
954 athletes from 47 countries confirmed their attendance to the European Junior Championships 2011 in Tallin. The event starts today at the historic Kadrioru stadium on a brand new IAAF class 2 certified Mondo track with Mondotrack product in the thickness of 14 mm, light and dark red colors.
Following the World Championships in Athletics Asian country will also host Winter Olympics
The 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics will be held in Pyeongchang. The Korean city beat the candidacies of French and German Annecy Monaco in the first round with 63 out of 95 votes available. The victory was celebrated by the Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yu-Na and the President of the Korean Olympic Committee, YS Park. This was the third attempt by the South Koreans, who had already participated and lost the 2010 Olympics, to Vancouver, and 2014, went to the Russian city of Sochi. It is the third time the Winter Olympics have been awarded to an Asian city.
Keenly awaiting the competition between Gatlin and Chambers
Saturday, July 9th at the Meeting of Athletic Madrid the spotlight will focus on the Men's 100 m, for the competition between the former Olympic champion Justin Gatlin and the indoor world champion, Britain's Dwain Chambers. The fans at home will then concentrate on the women's 1,500 m, where two athletes will race in Spain: European Champion Nuria Fernandez and Natalia Rodriguez.
Concluded the First League with the promotion of four teams
The Englishmen's decathlon team, with 22,989 points, won the First League in Brixen to qualify for the Super League. Belgium also promoted (2 ° 22 468). The three personal best results were those of the Swiss Walter Simon (7973) and British Daniel Awde (7889) and Ashley Bryant (7747). Nell'eptathlon promoted Poland (17,309) and Italy (17,050). Poland had the best athlete Tyminska Parolin (6297), followed by Hungarian Gyorgyi Farkas and Belarus Yana Maksimir.
Big names will compete on the Mondo track at the Stade de France
It is set to be very interesting challenges to the Meeting Areva 2011, the eighth stage of the Samsung Diamond League, which will take place at the Stade de France in Paris on July 8th. Usain Bolt in the 200 m along with the European champion Christophe Lemaitre and the young Jamaican Nickel Ashmead. In the 110 hurdles the challenge will be among the American David Oliver and world record holder, Cuban Dayron Robles. The race of 1,500 m will feature the Moroccan Amine Laalou and olympic gold medalist Ashbel Kiprop. There are great expectations for the 100 m women with Veronica Campbell-Brown, Kerron Stewart and Myriam Soumaré. The 800 m women, the challenge of winning two World Championships: Janet Jepkosgei and Caster Semenya. These are some of the most anticipated competitions taking place on the track Mondotrack FTX 13mm, produced by Mondo. With 15,000 tickets already sold a month before the event, the organizers aim to fill the stadium with 50,000 spectators.
Paris, France – 6th March 2011, at the end of the three-day event of the European Indoor Championships, the French athlete Taddy Tamgho set another World indoor record in the Triple Jump at the Palais Omnisport Paris-Bercy.
On the prestigious Londoner journal has been published last Thursday an article about our company, both online and as printed version.
The article results from the interview of the Italian correspondent of Business & Finance, David Lane, with Maurizio Stroppiana, President and CEO of Mondo SpA.
Sunday 20th February 2011 - Aubière, France - Last weekend during the French National Indoor Championships held in Aubière on a Mondo indoor permanent track Teddy Tamgho of France – with 17.91m - improved his own World indoor record in the Triple Jump, adding one centimeter to the record set during the World Indoor Championships in Doha, Qatar in March 2010.
Daegu, Korea – On 17th December the new track of the Daegu Stadium, realized by Mondo, has been inaugurated. The Stadium will host the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011 from 27th August to 4th September.
Monte Carlo - David Rudisha (KEN) and Blanka Vlasic (CRO) were named the Male and Female World Athletes of the Year for 2010, IAAF President Lamine Diack announced on Sunday 21 November.
Last Saturday, October 16 It was four athletes receiving European Athletics’ top honours who were naturally the centre of attention at the Awards Night presented by Mondo.
Mondo will be the official
For the second consecutive year, the EAA has chosen MONDO as the sole partner of the European Athletics Awards, a gala evening in which European athletics celebrates itself by awarding champions who have excelled in 2010.
Carter dashes 9.78sec in the 100m race
At last evening’s the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Rieti, Kenyan David Rudisha, reduced the World 800m record to 1:41.01.
Rudisha went through 600 metres in the lead in 1:14.56 and continued to push the pace with his smooth stride. His run in the final straight was a triumphal race against the clock.
19th-25th July, University of Moncton, Canada
Mondo is the Official Products and Service Supplier of the event.
Close to 1500 athletes coming from 170 countries worldwide will compete at the Championships.
On the 9th July the track will host the Barcelona City Meeting.
Less then one month to go until the European Athletics Championships, the Spanish athletes visited first the Montjuïc Stadium, giving all enthousiastic comments to the new track.
Mondo, the company from Gallo d’Alba, Italy, has been selected as Official Supplier of the main and warm up tracks and the equipment for the upcoming IAAF World Indoor Championships which will be held in Doha, Qatar from 12 to 14 March.
The Russian National Championships ended with a new world record at 4x800 m: Moscow team composed of Tatyana Andrianova, Oksana Spasovkhodskaya, Yelena Kofanova, Yevgeniya Zinurova clocked 8:12.41 to establish the first world indoor record of 2010 considering IAAF events.
Monte-Carlo – During the celebrations of the World Athletics Gala hosted by International Athletic Foundation (IAF) Honorary President HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and IAF & IAAF President Lamine Diack in the Salle des Etoiles of the Sporting Club d’Eté, 23-year-old Jamaican Usain Bolt and USA’s 24-year-old Sanya Richards were crowned as the Male and Female World Athletes of the Year 2009.
Mondo was proud to be present once again as Official Sponsor of the event.
Montecarlo, 22. November 2009
The world-wide Athletics family will gather for yet another prestigious celebration when the 2009 World Athletics Gala is held at the Salle des Etoiles of the Sporting Club d’Eté.
VIETNAM (30 OCTOBER – 8 NOVEMBER 2009)
After having successfully hosted the 22nd SEA Games in 2003, Vietnam confidently plays the role of the third Asian Indoor Games organizer in 2009. Again, Vietnam is determined to excellently host this large scale Games to make it the most memorable sport event with the Asian culture and oriental style.
Triple Jump world champion Briton Phillips Idowu and 3000m steeplechase world champion Marta Domínguez were presented with the 2009 European Athlete of the Year Awards during the second European Athletics Convention, in Budapest on Saturday night.
Mondo will be the main sponsor of the European Athletics Award Night in Budapest, on 17th October.
During this prestigious gala night, a number of awards will be presented to reward the best of European Athletics. Hansjörg Wirz, President of European Athletics, adds: “We are very happy to have Mondo on our side for this event. They are a committed partner and their tracks and equipment help our athletes achieve their best performances.”
4th September 2009 , Koning Boudewijn stadium - Belgium
Threefold Olympic champion in Beijing, Usain Bolt, and threefold world champion in Osaka in 2007, Tyson Gay, will be competing on the 100m on Friday September 4th - in the Koning Boudewijn stadium during the 33rd Belgacom Memorial Van Damme.
Mondo will be the Official Supplier of the tracks of Montjuïc, Mar Bella and Pau Negre Stadiums
Mondo will be the Official Supplier of the main and warm-up tracks for the 2010 Asian Games which will take place in Guangzhou (CHN) from the 12th to the 27th of November 2010.
Closing Ceremony in Turin for the athletic event dedicated to the memory of the Italian champion
6,000 people attended the tenth edition of Memorial Primo Nebiolo.
16 competitions, 128 athletes, 2 hours of contests and the traditional fireworks closing ceremony.
A great event to inaugurate the new track, IAAF Certified, realized with Mondotrack FTX, the same surface installed in Beijing Bird’s Nest.
Usain Bolt broke another World Record on 17th May 2009, running the 150 meters street dash in 14.35 seconds at the Manchester Great City Race.