NASSAU, Bahamas, May 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- When the 500-plus athletes from more than 40 different countries take their marks on the track during this weekend's highly anticipated inaugural International Association of Athletics Federation's (IAAF) World Relays, they will have a new state-of-the-art track underfoot: Mondo's Super X 720 track. The Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium is the first facility in the Latin America and Caribbean region and among the first in the world with the innovative surface, which is manufactured by Mondo, the global leader in the track and field, indoor sport and contract flooring markets.

The 15,000-seat stadium that houses the recently installed eight-lane, 400-meter competition track has received the prestigious Class 1 certification by the IAAF, so it meets the precise quality and performance requirements of the organization, including those for synthetic track surfaces.

Located in the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre, Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium also will host the 2015 IAAF World Relays.

Mondo's new Super X 720 track combines the wear layer of the company's renowned Super X Performance track and the backing of Mondotrack, which are vulcanized together to form one continuous, seamless piece of material that delivers exceptional traction, durability, drainage and safety. The backing provides exceptional shock absorbency and energy return, which further helps the performance layer increase athletes' comfort and enables them to achieve faster times than when running on other surfaces.

"Mondo's tracks are used at so many prestigious international competitions because we are committed to developing fast tracks that let athletes achieve their best times, which is why so many records are set on Mondo tracks," said Latasha Pittman, director of marketing and communications, Mondo USA, Inc.

Other facilities in the U.S. with the innovative Super X 720 surface include Hornet Stadium at Sacramento State (California), which is hosting next month's 2014 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, the Vanderbilt Student Rec Center at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee), John McDonnell Field at the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) and Drake Stadium at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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, Mondo also is the official supplier or official sponsor of more than 100 sports federations and associations.

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, the latest on Mondo products, events and flooring installations, visit mondoworldwide.com.

Mondo and Mondotrack are registered trademarks of Mondo.

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