Design ‘Bolts’ Out

By Gillian Wong

Ready, set, go! Germany-based Regupol, recently initiated a program called “Bolt for Jamaica.” A minimum of four architects will be invited to embark on a four-day, all-expenses-paid trip to Jamaica, to meet Usain Bolt, three-time Olympic gold medalist, and world record-holder for the 100 meter, 200 meter, and—with his teammates—the 4 x 100 meter relay.

Regupol’s parent company, Bad Berleburg, Germany-based Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk, or BSW for short, was responsible for the blue tracks at the Berlin world championships, where Bolt broke the world records in the 100 meters and 200 meters events. Following the competition, Bolt has endorsed the product, and will now be present as BSW builds a Regupol AG running track at Bolt’s practice facility at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. Much better than the grass track that Bolt is using at the moment!

20100324 Bolt2 The architects will be privileged with a track dedication event, where Bolt and other athletes will give the new track an official first run. Of course, there will also be some free time to admire and relax on some of Jamaica’s gorgeous beaches.

Regupol normally produces rubber flooring products for tracks at schools, universities, and international games. The trip will be from April 29 to May 2, and the deadline for the application is April 9.

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