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On track for record race times.

These could be the fastest Games in history - after track designers studied athletes' little toes.

Stars have already scored a string of personal bests at the Olympic Stadium.

Designers say the pounds 1million track uses the latest technology to rebound energy from the sideways movement of athletes' feet.

Joe Hoekstra, of supplier Mondo, said: "We needed to make the material more reactive. We saw that sometimes the little toe touches first and there is a roll over."

As of yesterday, there has been 15 PBs at the stadium. American Ryan Bailey equalled his 9.88 PB - an Olympic record for a 100m first heat.


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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Aug 5, 2012
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