This is the revolutionary track of Paris 2024 records


The great symbol of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games is now visible at the Stade de France and it is done in colors never seen before. The organization presented the revolutionary athletics track in two colors of purple to highlight the streets and gray to mark the outside area, following the corporate image. At first glance, the track impresses with its originality and its eschewing of the classic ruddy tone. A monotony already broken by Rio 2016 with its blue track, both presented by Barcelona to celebrate its European Championship in 2010 and as a renewal of the ’92 Games.

The man in charge of announcing the new track is none other than the nine-time Olympic champion Carl Lewis, who traveled to the French capital to learn firsthand about the virtues of the new synthetic, produced by Mondo and made in Spain. The double Olympic marathon champion didn’t want to miss the new track either Eliud Kipchogewho at the 2003 World Cup in Paris won gold in the 5,000m ahead of Hicham El Guerrouj and Kenenisa Bekele, in a race that has been called one of the best in history.

The new track 17,000m2 It has an estimated cost of 2-3 million euros with a useful life of 10 years and follows the patterns established by World Athletics. world is an Italian firm based in Saragossa and Borja with more than 50 years of experience in the manufacturing of tracks and competition materials such as fences, starting blocks, mats or throwing cages. Exactly, they held 13 editions of the Olympic Games and all the world championships since 1987. During all this time, they beat 300 records in the world thanks to the improvements regularly applied by its research team which includes engineers, chemists, physicists and mathematicians. He compound rubber is perfected so that it has a good grip and small hollow sections are left under the material so athletes can get more rebound energy with each step. Furthermore, half of the materials used for the construction of the Parisian track are renewable and non-fossil, following established sustainability parameters. On the track Tokyo 2020For example, they introduced a new grain of polymeric material that was a success and saw world records for Yulimar Rojas (triple jump), Karsten Warholm (400 hurdles) and Sydney McLaughlin (400 hurdles).

European athletes will have the opportunity to test the same track that Mondo did on Rome Olympic Stadium in celebration of the Continental Championship from June 7 to 12.

Source: La Verdad


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