On the occasion of "Weltklasse Zürich auf dem Sechseläutenplatz", both 5000-meter final races of the Wanda Diamond League will take place on September 8, 2021, on a temporary running track about 560 meters long for the first time. A key section was tested at the beginning of June by a 15-member athletics group at the headquarters of Conica AG in Schaffhausen. The specialist for innovative athletics tracks will enable the world's best runners to reach fast speeds even in the tighter curves around the opera house - that was the conclusion after the first rehearsal for the world premiere.
Unlike the new "piste magique" at the Letzigrund stadium, the synthetic surface will not be applied directly to the surface using a spraying technique by Weltklasse Zürich partner Conica, but will be pre-produced and then rolled out once for the city event on Wednesday evening, September 8, fixed to the asphalt and provided with the appropriate markings. Thanks to the curve construction, which is based on indoor facilities, the internationally certified but not record-homologated Conica track offers the ten finalists the best conditions for a "groundbreaking" Diamond Race over almost nine laps in the middle of the city.