At WMA worlds in September, sprinters will be pleased to learn, Mondo is the surface of at least one track — at the University of Málaga. But that’s considered a secondary venue. The main one is the City of Málaga’s combined football (soccer) and athletics (track) stadium. Unsure which spikes are recommended for the non-Mondo stadium, but pyramid and Christmas tree spikes (specified for Mondo) may suffice for all.
In any case, the 2012 and 2016 Olympics were contested on Mondo — because it’s speed friendly. (I’ve heard that distance runners have a problem with it, but oh well.)
What is Mondo?
Here’s how a European company site describes it:
The athletic pavement installed on the UMA track is composed of two layers of rubber vulcanized together, so that the surface presents a uniform, continuous and seamless aspect along the entire course. The top layer guarantees stability and resistance to the nails, while its anti-reflective embossing provides grip, traction and excellent drainage.
The subbase, on the other hand, has a geometric structure of four-sided air cells that are deformable in two directions to provide impact absorption and energy return. Sportflex Super X thus guarantees an optimal sport performance combining with comfort for athletes, safety and durability.
Other venues at worlds are listed here.
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