adidas Boost Boston Games the first Street Athletic Event of USA on Mondo Track surface Mondotrack/WS

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

Jun 24, 2016

“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.