Mondo's indoor portable banked track to serve as competition surface for IAAF World Indoor Championships

BIRMINGHAM, U.K. - March 1, 2018 - PRLog -- Once again, when the world's best athletes come together for an international track and field competition, they'll have a Mondo track underfoot. During the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships here today through March 4, the competition surface will be Mondo's portable banked track. More than 400 athletes from 150 countries are expected to compete, making it one of the most significant sporting events of the year.

The Birmingham Arena track was built in 1991 and served as the competition track of the Indoor World Athletics Championships in 2003. The portable banked system is set up at least once a year in the arena for national and international athletics events. Following each event, the system is dismantled and stored. After 27 years of use, the track and structure are still in perfect condition and are ready to be center stage at the upcoming championships.

Mondo also is supplying the athletic equipment for the event.

Maximum performance; easy assembly

Highly configurable, Mondo's portable banked track features two curved track sections that can be banked for high-speed running events. This allows athletes to achieve their best possible times by letting them safely maintain their speed around curves.

With its claw-locking mechanism, the structure's frame can be assembled and disassembled quickly and easily with no screws or bolts, guaranteeing consistent tightness and perfect dimensional accuracy, installation after installation. The process can be completed in a few short days. Once disassembled, the track is easily stored in a warehouse, and the entire area can be used for other purposes.

All of Mondo's portable track solutions are designed with fully adjustable structures to guarantee quick assembly and compliance with international regulations, even when the supporting surface is not state-of-the-art.

About Mondo's Tracks

Mondo is the industry leader in sport track innovation and expertise with more than 1,100 of the company's tracks and millions of square feet of its high-performance athletic surfaces installed worldwide.

Ideal for both training and high-level competition, Mondo tracks are made from rubber and vulcanized to produce a continuous, seamless piece of material that will not separate. In addition, they have a life expectancy of 15 years or more, won't compress or break down over time, can withstand heavy static and rolling loads, are easy to maintain with non-porous surfaces, and have a low total cost of ownership.

More than 260 world records have been set on Mondo's track surfaces, which include: Mondotrack WS, the competition surface of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games; Super X 720, which combines the backing of Mondotrack and the wear layer of the Super X Performance; Mondotrack, theofficial competition track of the 2008 Beijing and the 2012 London Olympics; and Super X Performance, the world's top track for more than 30 years and recognized as one of the fastest, most durable and environmentally safest tracks available.

About Mondo

Mondo is the global leader in the track and field and indoor sport markets. An official supplier of athletic tracks for the past 11 Olympic Games and the competition surface since the 1992 Barcelona Games, Mondo is the official supplier or sponsor of more than 100 sports federations and associations.

A family-owned business since its founding in 1948, the company sells its products in more than 196 countries through Mondo-owned manufacturing companies in Italy, Luxembourg, Spain and China. For news updates, visit, and the Mondo press room, and follow on Facebook, Twitter (, Instagram (, and LinkedIn (

Mondo is a registered trademark of Mondo.

Glynis Gibson

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