Athlone Institute of Technology Outdoor Track – Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland

AIT Outdoor trackThe Athlone Institute of Technology was in the news this week because they just hosted the AIT Grand Prix meet on Wednesday at their new indoor facility, and attracted a few of the sports big names.  Results can be viewed HERE.  They also have a very nice outdoor track.  It has a red Mondo surface, with eight lanes, and an interior water barrier.  Right outside lane #8 on the backstretch, you will find the horizontal jumps.  All of the other field events are found on the inside if the oval.  It opened in the fall of 2009.  I couldn’t find much more information on the outdoor track, but here is a video showing their awesome Indoor Arena that opened in 2013:

*One note from the 2015 AIT Grand Prix – fellow Minnesotan Ben Blankenship became the first man to break 4:00 for the indoor mile in Ireland and broke the Irish record with a time of 3:56.75.

AIT Athletics Track

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