Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies
Location: Kingston, Jamaica
Product: Regupol® AG running track surface
Distance: 400 Meters
If the fastest man in the world had his choice, he'd run all his races on Regupol tracks. Regupol tracks earned the endorsement of the world's 100-meter and 200-meter sprint distance record holder after Usain Bolt shattered two world records on a high performance Regupol track during the 2009 World Athletics Championships. Manufactured by BSW (Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk GmbH), parent company of American subsidiary, Regupol America LLC, the bright "Berlin Blue" track served as the backdrop for one of the most memorable sports moments of the decade. For this track performance, Usain Bolt recently received an ESPN Espy Award for best track and field athlete.
In April 2010, BSW completed a new 400-meter, Regupol® AG running track surface at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies, Bolt's training facility in Kingston, Jamaica. The IAAF certified track will also be the home training camp for the Jamaican Racer's Club, coached by the legendary Glenn Mills. Bolt and fellow runners had previously been training on a dirt track.
On April 30, 2010, Bolt, Coach Mills and a slew of national dignitaries gave the track an initial run to the cheers and fanfare of a crowd of several hundred people. BSW officials stated that the track is an exact replica of the track at the Berlin Olympic Stadium and is by far the most state-of-the-art track in the West Indies. The university is in the process of securing funding to complete a "mini-stadium" to surround the new track.