Mondo Banked Track at Famed 168th Street Armory Youth Center Gets Facelift with New Mondo Super X Performance track

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The New Balance Track & Field Center at the famous 168th Street Armory Youth Center is getting a new Mondo Super X Performance surface on its Mondo portable banked track.

This fall, the New Balance Track & Field Center at the famous 168th Street Armory Youth Center is getting a new Mondo Super X Performance on its Mondo portable banked track.

A 60,000 -square-foot arena with an Olympic-caliber track, the New Balance Track & Field Center boasts of one of the world's fastest—and busiest—tracks with more than 125 track meets held yearly.

Located in the heart of bustling Washington Heights, the Armory has become a mecca for track and field athletes from around the world while serving the students from all five boroughs of New York City. More than 400,000 athletes of all ages participate and visit the facility each year.

Mondo tracks have been part of the Armory since the mid-1990s, and the Mondo 200-meter, portable banked track was installed a few years later. In addition to the Armory track, the Mondo Super X Performance ( surface covers the venue’s infield, a separate jogging track, floors outside of the track perimeter and the entire expanse of the National Track & Field Hall of Fame. The track resurfacing is scheduled to begin in September and be completed by October.

“Without Mondo we wouldn't be where we are,” said Norbert Sander, president of the Armory Foundation. “Mondo has played a very important role as a professional, understanding company in this achievement. We look forward to working with them again.”

The world’s top track for more than 30 years, the renowned Super X Performance track is recognized around the world as one of the fastest, most durable and environmentally safest tracks available. Manufactured by Mondo (, the global leader in the sport flooring market, it is installed at more than 1,100 venues globally and was the track of eight Olympic Games through 2004. (Mondo’s newest track surface, Mondotrack (, was the official track of the 2012 London and 2008 Beijing Olympics.) More than 230 world records have been set on tracks made by Mondo, including five at the 2008 Olympics and three at the London Games.

Mondo’s Super X Performance track was designed to provide consistent performance throughout its life. The vulcanized natural rubber surface provides maximum elasticity and unparalleled durability, and its embossed, textured finish makes it extremely easy to maintain with no resurfacing required. Ideal for both training and high-performance competition, the track is renowned 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 800 Mondo artificial turf fields are installed worldwide. An official supplier of athletic tracks for the past 10 Olympic Games, including the 2012 London Olympics, Mondo also is the official supplier or official sponsor of more than 100 sports federations and associations.

In addition, the company manufactures luxury yachts under its Mondo Marine division.

A family-owned business since its founding in 1948, Mondo sells its products in more than 196 countries. The company’s global headquarters are in Italy, and it has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. For news updates, the latest on Mondo products, events and flooring installations, visit and like Mondotrack’s Facebook page ( and Mondo America’s Facebook page (

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