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Melos-Granules - The surface for winners
With 9.58 and 19.19 seconds respectively, the world’s fastest man outran his competition on the blue granules supplied by Melos. The colour shade, “Hertha-Blue”, was specifically developed for this stadium.
Jörg Siekmann, Managing Director of Melos GmbH in Germany, had the honour of personally congratulating Usain Bolt on his world records and presenting him with a cube with the winning granules.
The “blue” track comprises approx. 9,200 m²; approx. 5,250 m² of this are coloured in the “Hertha-Blue” shade and approx. 3,950 m² of adjacent areas in grey. Overall the stadium includes 9 short lanes (110 m), 8 round lanes (400 m), 2 segments with run-up tracks for javelin throw, shot-put, hammer throw, high jump, pole vault and water jump, as well as an adjacent area with 3 long jump tracks. In order to implement this project, approximately 40 tons of EPDM granules were installed. Visit www.melos-gmbh.com/OlympicStadium to learn how the vision of a blue running track becomes reality.
For decades the German manufacturer of EPDM granules – Melos GmbH – has, in addition to a comprehensive range of standard colours, developed colours that are tailor-made specifically to customer requirements. For this purpose the Melos developers have an in-house laboratory at their disposal. The standard colours comprise a range of 24 colours that are available in different grain sizes.