Through video profiles, Mondo Moments tells stories about aspiring and established athletes, the challenges they faced and how they overcame them, and defining moments in their athletic careers with the goal of inspiring other athletes at all levels. Part of Mondo Cares, which has a mission of enhancing communities through sport, Mondo Moments will feature different athletes each week now through the start of the Tokyo Olympic Games in late July.
“Through storytelling, Mondo Moments Presented by MJP will inspire athletes to perform their best and overcome their own perceived limits, just like Mondo’s premier sports surfaces help athletes to excel,” said Latasha Pittman, director of marketing and communications, Mondo.
The first Mondo Moments video features Michael Johnson, the founder of Michael Johnson Performance, who set five world records and won four Olympic gold medals and five world championships on Mondo tracks. In his video, the track and field superstar talks about issues he faced in his career, including injuries, losing and racism, how it felt to run on Mondo tracks, creating a moment that transitions you, and more.
Another athlete who is featured in the Mondo Moments videos is Tianna Bartoletta, who won six Olympic and world gold medals on Mondo tracks. Among the topics the sprinter and long jumper addresses in her video are her journey from losing every meet to winning them, and how her Mondo Moment included being empowered, committing to success and being rewarded for it.
Athletes who are interested in having their stories featured in future profiles can submit their information and links to their YouTube or Vimeo videos on the Mondo Moments website.
Mondo recently signed an agreement to provide sports flooring to elevate the offerings at MJP’s world-class athletic performance training facility in McKinney, Texas. As part of the multiyear partnership, Mondo supplied its Mondotrack WS and Super X 720 track surfaces, as well its MondoLIFT Pro Platform System for the MJP weight room.
Mondo Cares is Mondo’s initiative to empower people to be champions on and off a sports surface. At the core of the program are Mondo’s community service efforts, desire to give back and partnerships with like-minded entities, including include After School Matters, It’s All About Kids! and The Armory Foundation.
Michael Johnson Performance, founded by four-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson, was established in 2008 in McKinney, Texas. The world-class facility focuses on the next generation in athletic development. With decades of research and a relentless pursuit of the best training methods, the company combines tested and proven training methodology with the latest and most innovative technologies and techniques to produce the best possible results. MJP has a simple belief that training programs should be created to help individuals of every athletic ability achieve their goals and reach their full potential in their sport. The fundamentals and structure of it programs are designed to optimize the athletic performance of any athlete, six years old to professionals, on the court, track, field or ice.
Mondo (https://www.mondoworldwide.com/na/en/) is the global leader in the track and field (https://www.mondoworldwide.com/na/EN/sport/Track-and-Field/) and indoor sport flooring markets. Hundreds of prestigious track and field competitions have been held on Mondo track surfaces, including the past 33 NCAA Division I men’s and women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships, 25 recent USA Track & Field Indoor Championships, and numerous NCAA Division I, II and III men’s and women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
The company also is the sole supplier of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in athletic equipment and athletic track, and since the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, the company has been the Official Supplier for athletics tracks, as well as equipment and surfaces for other sports disciplines.
Mondo’s extensive research and development result in state-of-the-art systems that help athletes perform their best and set records; more than 280 world records have been set on Mondo’s track surfaces.
A family-owned business since its founding in 1948, Mondo sells its products in more than 196 countries through Mondo-owned manufacturing companies in Italy, Luxembourg, Spain and China. For news updates, visit mondoworldwide.com (https://www.mondoworldwide.com/na/en/) and the Mondo press room (https://pressroom.prlog.org/MondoAmerica/), and follow the company on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MondoUSA/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/MondoSport_USA), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/mondosportusa/) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/1070464/admin/updates/).
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