Jim Duncan Track Resurfacing Project Continues

first_imgStory Links Jim Duncan Track Update – June 16 Drake University’s iconic Blue Oval is undergoing a facelift this summer as a new state-of-the-art Jim Duncan Track is being installed inside the venerable stadium.A new Mondo Super X surface will be placed upon the existing track, guaranteeing that the Jim Duncan Track remains a world-class competitive venue for years to come.The new track, which will bear the familiar blue hue of its predecessor, is the same surface that the 2012 London Olympics and 2008 Beijing Olympics were contested on. The prefabricated synthetic rubber surface is composed of two layers vulcanized together to produce on seamless surface. Designed to produce superior athletic performance, the Mondotrack surface provides the optimum blend of energy return and comfort for both sprint and distance events and guarantees and ideal combination of shock absorption and elasticity for jumpers.Two weeks ago, crews began to sand and prep the existing surface while addressing areas that needed additional attention prior to the installation of the new surface. This past week, installation of the new surface started with the home stretch of Jim Duncan Track along with the surfaces behind the Johnny Bright Field endzones and the stretches along both sidelines. The project’s progress will be updated throughout the summer on www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com.Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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