New Rekortan tracks were installed in record time to help athletes prepare for the 2019 IAAF World Athletic Championships.

Qatar Sports Club

The Qatar Sports Club’s new Rekortan tracks (main stadium track and warm up track) have just been completed. The installation was done by Polytan Agent Bilal Al Abdallah, of Waves Trading & Contracting W.L.L, an experienced firm who have completed more than 20 tracks in the region in recent years.

IAAF Class 1 Certification

The Qatar Sports Club was previously a Rekortan track and has been the home of the Diamond League in Doha since 2010.

With the new stadium track already approved by IAAF as CLASS 1 the venue is ready for elite competition.

This year’s Diamond League moved to the Khalifa International Stadium, the venue for the 2019 IAAF World Championships. It is thought the Diamond League event will return to the Qatar Sports Club and the new track in 2020.


The tracks are both Rekortan PUR 15 mm systems.

This high-speed synthetic surface is designed for top performance. Thanks to the combination of an elastic base layer and a solid structure, Rekortan PUR running track surfaces provide optimum conditions for professional athletes ensuring maximum acceleration and fantastic shock absorption values.

The EPDM granules dispersed in the top layer make the sports surface ideal for running shoes with spikes and offer extremely high acceleration. Energy-enhancing tread elasticity and high abrasion resistance complete the properties of this elite surface.

Athlete and Environmental Welfare

The Rekortan range has systems for all facilities and needs, including Gel tracks, a new track category, which features our unique green layer based on 70% renewable polyurethane. This results in a total of 88% renewable/recyclable content.

Golden Times. GliTTERING Future.

Polytan is a member of Sport Group which has the most IAAF Certified facilities globally and 2019 is the 50th anniversary of Rekortan, our legendary track brand. This legacy of golden times continues in 2019, with 11 World Leading times and 15 National Records set on our Diamond League tracks this year.

Rekortan is supplied by Sport Group’s companies Polytan in EMEA and Asia Pacific, APT in North America and Asia Pacific and AstroTurf in North America.

Rekortan. Our experience is golden. Our future is glittering.




Venue: Qatar Sports Club

Location: Doha, Qatar

Project: Replace stadium track and warm up track

Agent: Waves Trading & Contracting W.L.L

Track system: Rekortan PUR 15mm, supplied by Polytan

Certification: IAAF Class 1


Job was completed in record time to be ready for the IAAF World Championships (to serve as training tracks)

  • Completed in 2.5 months (would normally be a 6 month project)

  • 120 people on site working 24 hours a day

Scope of work

Track installation

  • Excavated both running tracks, to a depth of 1m and removed all the backfilling material

  • Filled and compacted

  • Asphalt layer

  • Installed Rekortan PUR 15 mm track system


  • Installed drainage system including Hauraton channel

  • Drainage under all athletic areas eg throwing areas

Athletic equipment installation

  • Installation of throwing circles, pole vault tray, water jump hurdle, long jump and triple jump trays.

Aluminium rail

  • Supply and installation (between grass and track)

Restoring of natural grass

  • Excavate and back fill with agricultural soil

  • Replace the natural grass for football field areas, both tacks