Hunt Valley, Maryland -- When Canadian track stars compete at Foothills Athletic Park this June for a chance to qualify for the London Olympics, they will run on a state-of-the-art Beynon Sports athletic surface.
Foothills Athletic Park in Calgary, Alberta, successfully hosted the Canadian National Track and Field Championships on its new IAAF-certified Beynon Sports Surface (BSS) 1000 13-mm full pour polyurethane track last year, it is getting ready to host the Canadian Olympic Track and Field Trials 27-30 June.
Beynon claims its BSS1000 is "a proven system for both training and competing," featuring a "bio-engineered force reduction layer." This integrates very fine SBR (styrene-butadiene rubber) with what it calls "environmentally friendly" polyurethane to create an impermeable shock-absorbing cushion.
Sam Effah, Canada's 2011 100-m champion, will look to improve upon his personal best time of 10:06 s as he seeks to become just the third man in Canadian history to run under 10 seconds.
Beynon says its polyurethane track system will allow these athletes to train hard, run fast, and for a select few, realise their dreams of representing Canada at the Olympics.
"To know that in the span of one year, Foothills Athletic Park will have hosted the 2011 and 2012 Canadian National Championships, in addition to the Canadian Olympic Trials speaks volumes to the quality products, workmanship and attention to detail that Beynon is famous for," said Drew Beynon, chief operating officer of Beynon Sports, in a company statement.