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NYC Parks’ Ocean Breeze track complex features state-of-the-art Mondo hydraulic banked track

/EIN News/ -- STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At a ribbon cutting ceremony today, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation unveiled a new venue that is expected to quickly become a highly sought-after destination for top track and field athletes. Staten Island’s new Ocean Breeze Park Track & Field Athletic Complex is home to a state-of-the-art indoor track designed to help runners achieve their best times: a Mondo hydraulic banked track with a Super X Performance track surface.

Manufactured by Mondo, the global leader in the sports flooring market, the hydraulic banked track system is one of only a few such tracks in the world, and it boasts tremendous flexibility.

The 200-meter oval track can be set up as an eight-lane flat track, or—thanks to the Mondo hydraulic system that raises and lowers the curved track sections—it can be figured as a six-lane track with banked curves at both ends.

In addition, the track layout includes several long straightaways for sprints or warmups. When the oval track is flat, the lanes on the straight sides of the track are part of extended eight-lane straightaways (85 meters on one side; 89 meters on the other). The track infield also sports a 65-meter eight-lane straightaway.

All of these tracks, in addition to the venue’s long jump, pole vault and throw areas, and two straight warm-up lanes in a separate room, have Mondo’s Super X Performance track surface.

In the months ahead, the Ocean Breeze complex is scheduled to host a full slate of youth, high school, college and open/masters events, including championship meets for the Northeast, America East, Big East, and East Coast Athletic conferences. The 135,000 square foot facility, which also houses fitness and cardio rooms and a covered parking lot, was funded by New York City’s PlaNYC initiative. 

About Mondo’s hydraulic banked tracks

Ideal for high-speed running events, banked tracks allow athletes to safely maintain their speed around the tracks’ curves for optimal race times. Mondo’s hydraulic banked tracks can be set at any position between flat and fully raised, so they can be used for a wide range of events and by athletes with different skill levels. When the curved sections are lowered, the track is flush with the surrounding surfaces. The hydraulic system raises and lowers the running surface in just a few minutes. Mondo makes the world’s only hydraulic banked 200-meter indoor competition track system.

About Super X Performance

The Super X Performance track has been the world’s top track for more than 30 years. It is recognized as one of the fastest, most durable and environmentally safest tracks available. Perfect for both training and high-performance competition, the track is known for its shock absorption and optimal energy return, and its ideal blend of speed and comfort minimizes the occurrence of injuries.

About Mondo

Mondo is the global leader in the track and field, indoor sport and contract flooring markets, manufacturing flooring surfaces for virtually every application. More than 1,100 Mondo tracks and millions of square feet of the company’s high-performance athletic surfaces are installed worldwide.

An official supplier of athletic tracks for the past 10 Olympic Games and the competition track of the Olympics since 1992, Mondo also is the official supplier or sponsor of more than 100 sports federations and associations. More than 250 world records have been set on tracks made by the company.

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 mondoworldwide.com and like Mondo America’s Facebook page.

Mondo and Mondotrack are registered trademarks of Mondo.

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Glynis Gibson
Gibson Communications, Inc.
773.278.7700
glynis.gibson@gibsoncommunications.com

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