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  • Ōmiya Velodrome track FI
    I have one last track to post in the Japan track series, and I saved the most unique for the final posting.  The track itself at the Ōmiya Velodrome in unique for Japan, simply because it’s different from all the others thatI have posted.   It doesn’t have the standard Japanese layout for field events with the green surface around [Read more]
  • iloista-naurua-vai-jännitysnaurua
    After finding out that there were five uphill 400-meter races in the Red Bull series, I decided to find the other ones as well.  The first race was at today’s “uphill track” at the ski jumping hill Puijon Hiihtoseura Ry in Kuopio, Finland.  The Red Bull 400 Kuopio took place on May 17th.  You can view video, photos, results [Read more]
    So far, I’ve posted over 1000 different tracks on and have found several uniquely shaped one along the way, but have never seen a triangle shaped track until today.  This 3-lane, 3-sided track at Alamo Heights Junior High School is truly one of a kind.  I also find it interesting how the extended the south straight and [Read more]
  • BPV pic
    I have a unique post today, without a track but rather a runway instead, and a temporary one at that.  Brit’s Pub is located in downtown Minneapolis, and is known for having lawn bowling on their rooftop in the summer.  Recently they have been big supporters of track & field as well, hosting viewing parties for big meets like the world [Read more]
  • NYU
    While trying to find information on yesterday’s rooftop track in Philadelphia, I came across another rooftop track in New York City.  This is a newly resurfaced running track at NYU in Manhattan.  The track at the James E. Coles Sports and Recreation Center is clearly not used for competition, but rather recreation.  It was resurfaced in [Read more]

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