Starting blocks in athletics
The starting block for athletics was invented in 1929 and has become an integral part of the sprint discipline. Initially, the federations were sceptical and rejected starting blocks during competitions. They were of the opinion that a starting block was a mechanical aid.
Buying a starting block?
Starting blocks are now fully accepted. Athletes can use them to push off more easily and therefore start faster. Are you looking for suitable starting blocks for your track? We supply IAAF-certified starting blocks, which means that these starting blocks can be used during official (international) competitions.
Every ‘New Olympic’ starting block is IAAF-certified, guaranteeing international standards of quality and performance. This makes them a reliable choice for competitions at any level where the highest standards must be met.
Adaptable for perfect push-offs
A unique feature of our starting blocks is the adjustable push-off surface. This allows athletes to adapt the blocks to their individual starting technique and preference, contributing to better performance and a personalised fit.
Suitable for all surfaces
These starting blocks are equipped with spikes specially designed for use on synthetic athletics tracks. This ensures maximum grip and stability at the start, which is essential for a fast and safe start.
Suitable for every athlete
Our starting blocks are suitable not only for elite athletes, but also for recreational, training and school sports. This makes them a versatile choice for sports facilities, schools and training centres serving a wide range of athletes.
Contact us for more information on how our starting blocks can enhance your athletics facilities.