IAAF WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP DOHA 2019

How many tons of rubber are needed to build a track that hosts international competitions? How many workers are involved in laying operations? The numbers behind the supply of the athletics track for Doha 2019

To provide athletes with the surface they need to reach their full potential, MONDO used the latest technology to create the perfect track. Designed for optimal athletic performance and chosen as the official track of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, MONDOTRACK WS is the ultimate running track. Here are some interesting facts regarding the tracks installed in the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha where the 2019 IAAF World Championships will be taking place.

THE NUMBERS

The main track surface is 8.876 m2 and was delivered to the Khalifa International Stadium in 681 rolls in January 2018. The average daily temperature during the installation period was 30 degrees Celsius. Two professional installers from Mondo, helped by a crew of 4 local installers (Mondo dealer), installed the track in only 40 days.

The warmup track was installed in summer 2019. Its surface is 7.394 m2. The average daily temperature during the installation period was 45/48 degrees Celsius. The warmup track was delivered in 376 rollsTwo professional installers from Mondo, helped by a crew of 4 local installers (Mondo dealer), installed the warmup track in only 30 days.

This is confirmation that Mondo’s track surfaces are pre-manufactured in a controlled factory environment. Unlike poured-in-place surfaces, Mondo’s track surfaces are not affected by climatic conditions during installations. Thanks to this feature, main track and warm-up track will guarantee the same performance characteristics regardless the radically different installation conditions. During the championships the main track will be air conditioned, the warm-up track will not. Mondo’s track surfaces are specifically formulated to guarantee the same grip and elastic performance over the widest range of temperatures. Thanks to this unique feature, all athletes will be granted the possibility to warm-up on a track surface performing exactly the same of the one they will compete on, regardless the extreme difference of temperature between the two adjacent facilities.

In total, 244 tons of rubber were used, and 1,057 rolls measuring 1.22 meters (w) by 15 meters (l) and weighing 200 kilograms each were sent from Italy to Doha.

THE PINK TRACK

For the first time ever, a top global athletic competition will take place on a red and pink track. The unique track was specifically manufactured by MONDO to meet the specific look of the Doha 2019 Championships. Mondo could do this because the MONDOTRACK is prefabricated.

MONDO is also supplying the sport equipment for the event.

Watch the first images of the pink track during the production; here the video from the laying phases!