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."