CALI, Columbia, July 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- During the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 here July 15-19, the athletes will compete on a Mondotrack surface made by Mondo, the global leader in the track and field, indoor sport and contract flooring markets.

The Colombian city is set to welcome more than 1,200 athletes from 154 countries in what is being billed as the biggest international athletic event to be held in South America. The IAAF World Youth Championships is one of the leading events in the International Association Athletic Federations' global competition program, providing a platform for the world's leading athletes under the age of 18 to excel.

"The 2015 Pan Am Games, the 2015 Paralympics, the 2015 IAAF/BTC World Relays, numerous IAAF indoor and outdoor championships and Olympic Games—the list of high-profile international track and field competitions held on tracks made by Mondo is quite extensive," said Michael Tovar, director, track & field, North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) for Mondo. "Mondo's tracks are used at so many meets because the company is committed to developing fast tracks that are ideal for both training and high-performance competition and that let athletes do their very best."

Mondotrack builds on the success of the company's renowned Super X Performance. Designed for superior athletic performance, Mondotrack provides optimal traction and a greater contact area than other tracks. It converts the maximum amount of force generated by athletes' foot strikes to energy for maximum energy return, which helps athletes achieve faster times compared to running on other surfaces.

Mondo has served as the competition surface of the Olympics Games since 1992, and more than 250 world records have been set on tracks made by the company.

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.

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 is a registered trademark of Mondo.

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