The Swiss company CONICA is a global innovation driver in athletics running tracks. Now the company has signed a cooperation agreement with the German Athletics Association (DLV). Both parties want to benefit from each other’s expertise and experience. In doing so, the running track producer and the association want to set new standards – especially in running track research and development. With an aim to support athletes in their performance, CONICA is committed to bringing Germany’s running tracks up to speed using the latest technology.
Jürgen Kessing, President of the German Athletics Association, is delighted with the partnership: “CONICA is a global leader in developing cast running tracks. It’s been repeatedly proven that athletes perform at their peak on a CONICA surface. The quality of the material is gentle on the athletes’ foot and leg muscles, and the technology involved is designed to make them faster. In addition, CONICA applies high quality standards in its work and is very sustainable.” Frank Lebert, Managing Director of Deutsche Leichtathletik Marketing GmbH, adds: “We are very pleased to have CONICA, a technology pioneer for running tracks, as a partner. After all, these running tracks can be found in renowned stadiums such as the Letzigrund Stadium in Switzerland and in Monaco.”
CONICA will work closely with athletes and coaches to help them learn about the technical and qualitative differences of each track. Often laid as a sandwich system, the tracks are to be further developed to meet the modern requirements of the sport. Working closely with the association, athletes and coaches, CONICA aims to technically and sustainably improve Germany’s running tracks in the most important stadiums and training centres. The goal is to achieve fast running times – and ultimately more records.