Olympic Track Coach Discusses Rekortan Track Surface

Harvey Glance knows track and the surfaces on which the sport runs. A three-time Olympian and coach of the 2012 400m Olympic champion, Harvey sat down recently with Gary Wilson of Advanced Polymer Technology to discuss Rekortan, the track surface “powered by speed.” The resulting video covers issues related to training and racing, and how track surface can make a difference. Backdrop for the discussion is Rekortan’s recent resurfacing of the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field track, home of the Penn Relays. The video is available on YouTube and on APT Sports’ home page www.sportsbyapt.com

Harvey Glance“Today’s athlete needs not only shock absorption, which most people hear about, but also energy return,” said Harvey Glance. “You’ve got to give back to the body. Once your foot goes down, you have to have more energy back into the body which gives you the ability to compete and train at a better rate.”

The Rekortan track at Franklin Field will be used through the spring track season, highlighted by the Penn Relays in April. The Relays attract elite racers from around the world.

For more information about training issues and how the surface matters, follow APT Sports on Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin as the spring season approaches. Information about training issues as well as how track surfaces affect athletes will be shared, plus a countdown to the Relays in April.

The Rekortan® Track System creates world-class polyurethane running tracks that are unmatched in quality and performance. Known since its debut in 1969 as “the fast track”, Rekortan continues a tradition of excellence, supplying the most technologically advanced running surfaces in the world, used at international, collegiate and scholastic venues. An IAAF approved product, Rekortan’s innovative design increases force reduction, resists UV degradation and provides excellent all-weather performance.

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IAAF World Championships – Men’s 400m Final

Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa has won the men’s IAAF World Championship 400m final today in Beijing. Van Niekerk’s time was 43.48, with defending champion LaShawn Merritt (43.65) and Kirani James (43.78) close behind. This is the first time in history that three men have gone under 44 seconds in one race!

Van Niekerk has now earned the title of fourth-fastest man in history. This win also brings South Africa the first global victory at the 400m since the 1920 Olympic games.

Read more about this amazing race by clicking here and stay tuned to APT’s news feed and Facebook page for more track news!

IAAF Mens 400m final

Diamond League 400m Update

Machel Cedenio surprised everyone with his amazing come-from-behind victory in Stockholm Sweden a few weeks ago. Check out his story here, along with the race results and list of season leaders.

Stay tuned to APT’s news feed and Facebook page for more track and field stories, building up to IAAF Worlds!

IAAF Diamond League

Felix Chooses 400m at IAAF Worlds

Allyson Felix has chosen to run the 400m, not the 200m, at the upcoming IAAF World Championships. This year, Felix has proven to be the fastest woman in the world in the 200m and second fastest in the 400m, behind Bahama’s Shaunae Miller. Reports say that Miller may opt to only run the 200m this year at Worlds. Click here to read more.

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Rekortan – Powered By Speed!

Allyson Felix from the USA, left, and Dezerea Bryant from the USA, right, compete in the women's 200m race at the Athletissima IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting in the Stade Olympique de la Pontaise in Lausanne, Switzerland, Thursday, July 9, 2015. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
Allyson Felix from the USA, left, and Dezerea Bryant from the USA, right, compete in the women’s 200m race at the Athletissima IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting in the Stade Olympique de la Pontaise in Lausanne, Switzerland, Thursday, July 9, 2015. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

Team USA Ready for IAAF Worlds!

Team USA is ready for the IAAF World Championships. Read the 5 takeaways about the US team here!

Remember to stay tuned to APT’s news feed and Facebook page for all of the excitement leading up to the IAAF Worlds!

EUGENE, OR - JUNE 28:  Alysia Montano poses with her daughter Liliana after winning the Women's 800 Meter Run final during day four of the 2015 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field on June 28, 2015 in Eugene, Oregon.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
EUGENE, OR – JUNE 28: Alysia Montano poses with her daughter Liliana after winning the Women’s 800 Meter Run final during day four of the 2015 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field on June 28, 2015 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Rekortan Gets on Track with Atlanta Club

{Atlanta, GA} Rekortan, known as “the fast track”, has signed on as a sponsor for the Atlanta Track Club. Rekortan is the surface of world-class running tracks around the globe. Made by Advanced Polymer Technology (APT), a Harmony, PA based company, Rekortan looks for opportunities to promote track events and major clubs, such as the Atlanta Track Club.

“The Atlanta Track Club is a great organization and we’re pleased to be able to partner with them,” said Gary Wilson, APT Director of Sales, Americas. “Like Rekortan and APT, they want to promote running as a lifestyle and they hold great competitive events.”

The Atlanta Track Club is a member-based organization centered around running that delivers world-class events, training programs, and community outreach activities to the Metro Atlanta area. With more than 21,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States.

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University of Pennsylvania – Penn Relays Chooses Rekortan in 2015

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The decision was made by the University of Pennsylvania to perform a complete track renovation after the 2015 events at Franklin Field. Advanced Polymer Technology’s (APT) Rekortan running track was an easy choice as it simply outlasts the competition.

Rekortan has been the official surface of the Penn Relays since 1988. According to Gary Wilson, Director of Sales at APT, Rekortan was selected once again because of its superior characteristics of speed and longevity.

Rekortan’s superior reputation is known around the world by world class athletes.

I made three Olympic teams all while training on Rekortan surfaces. Injury free my entire career! In my 15 years of competing, I’ve found Rekortan to be the most outstanding surface in the world.” – Harvey Glance, Olympic Gold Medalist, 2008 Assistant Olympic Coach, and Coach of 2012 Olympic 400m champion.

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