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It's certainly more bouncy, just like a running track.
RE: If Kipchoge ran Dubai...

I read letsrun a lot wrote:

I remember a Dubai thread a while back where someone said the reason Dubai is faster is because the road surface their is more bouncy or something. Anyone thoughts on this? Paula probably could've went 2:13 on the Dubai course.


Yes, it's constructed same as a running track, but not coated with the porous layer of textured spray.

"The porous surface track consists of a base mat composed of black granules and a binder, covered by a porous layer coated in a texture spray."

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