Rekortan chosen for famous Penn Relays running track
The University of Pennsylvania has chosen Rekortan as the surface for its Franklin Field running track. The track is being completely renovated before the 2015 – 2016 season. Rektoran has been the official track surface of Franklin Field since 1987. The track is best known for hosting the annual Penn Relay races. Rekortan is made by Advanced Polymer Technology (APT), a Harmony, PA based manufacturer. APT will oversee the renovation and installation of the new track surface.
“Franklin Field is one of the premier track facilities in the country,” said Gary Wilson, APT Director of Sales, Americas. “We’re pleased that Rekortan’s durable, innovative surface will continue to power the speed of runners at Franklin Field and the Penn Relays.”
Mr. Wilson stated that Rekortan was selected once again because of its superior characteristics of speed and longevity. The original Rekortan track at Franklin Field was installed in 1987 and has received minimal maintenance resurfacing.
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,” said Harvey Glance, Olympic Gold Medalist, 2008 Assistant Olympic Coach, and Coach of the 2012 Olympic 400m champion.
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