European Champs competitors will enjoy a new track in Rome – AW

    Mondo surface in Rome promises to be quick as this year’s event on June 7-12 fast approaches

    This year, with six consecutive days of competition and 11 sessions in total, spectators will watch the athletes in action from the stands and curves of the Stadio Olimpico in the Foro Italico Park.

    The Olympic Stadium hosts numerous national and international football competitions and serves as the home ground for the Italian national football team, as well as hosting Six Nations fixtures.

    For the European Championships this summer, a new track has been laid inside the stadium to allow athletes to run faster and achieve better times.

    Some of the capital’s facilities have also been redeveloped for occasion as Stadio dei Marmi, Stadio della Farnesina and Stadio ‘Paolo Rosi’ will all be used as warm-up and training areas for the European Championships.

    Stadio Olimpico (European Athletics)

    The layout of the track and specialist surface has been completely remade, with both new technology and and a fresh colour. The company Mondo Spa has created a 1.3 centimetre prefabricated performance surface, identical to the Mondo track used in the last Olympic Games.

    Completely new materials have been used to ensure the track is fast, while the lower layer features clusters of alveoli that forms a layer of closed and isolated air cells.

    This technology ensures that the impact forces imposed by athletes are minimised, the efficiency of their movements is improved and energy return is maximised, resulting in improved athletics performance.

    Stadio Olimpico (European Athletics)

    A blue colour has been chosen for the competition areas and a dark grey colour has been used to distinguish the non-competition areas.

    Some athletes have also chosen to prepare for the competitions in Rome 2024 in the renovated ‘Raul Guidobaldi’ Stadium in Rieti and in the ‘Bruno Zauli’ Olympic Preparation Center in Formia.

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