Rekortan Full Pour System
Rekortan is a multi-layered polyurethane track surfacing system. It features an impermeable self-levelling base coat, unique force-reduction central layer and top flood coat of polyurethane embedded with UV resistant EPDM rubber granule.
The unique APT-designed polyurethane micro-foam central layer provides the force reduction properties to comply with the International Amateur Athletic Federation (I.A.A.F.) testing criteria while meeting athlete comfort and performance requirements.
Made from 100% solid polyurethane, the base and the top layers are made from the highest quality sports polyurethane in the track surfacing market. Rekortan M99 has been formulated to resist UV degradation in even the most demanding climates.
First used in the 1969 Berlin Olympic Stadium, Rekortan soon became the benchmark for first class international athletic track systems.
Rekortan was again invited to provide the running surface for the Munich Olympics in 1972 after continued research and development. 11 world records and 20 Olympic records later and Rekortan had become the ‘Athlete’s Track’.
In the run up to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, concerns were raised as to which running track system could continually perform at the highest level at consistent temperatures of 35˚C. A special design team developed, manufactured and constructed a unique Rekortan track for the LA conditions which allowed many more records to be overtaken that year.
Chosen as the surface for the 1993 World Athletics Championships, the ‘Stuttgart’ system saw 5 world records broken over both short and long distances. The use of an ‘artificial athlete’ to measure surface reaction to force reduction, velocity and contact duration demonstrated that Rekortan provides the maximum energy return and thus optimal performance.
Since then Rekortan has seen many improvements and is still used in hundreds of state of the art athletics tracks around the world including the Commonwealth Games, I.A.A.F. Golden League and the Goodwill games.