The green track at the Oregon Convention Centre has just finished being built ahead of the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Portland. The entire process took just 10 days and was condensed into a time lapse video, which can be seen above.
The biennial event, to be held March 17-20, will feature some of the world’s top athletes including a number of Canadians, though the official team has yet to be announced.
— Drew Carney (@DrewCarney) March 7, 2016
The track surface had been located in a nearby warehouse before being disassembled and moved to the current location. The entire structure was then reassembled. It will host the U.S. indoor track and field championships next weekend before hosting the world’s top athletes in two weeks.
The track was originally located at the warehouse, known as the House of Track where it was used for testing. The House of Track hosted a number of high-performance competitions to help build hype around the event.
The 200m track is a rather unique colour as most surfaces are either brown or blue. The indoor championships are known as Portland 2016.
This is awesome!!! pic.twitter.com/I2V6OnckVn
— Vin Lananna (@vinlananna) March 6, 2016