Sports: Athletes test tech to lower heat of Tokyo’s streets at 2020 Olympics

(From Asahi Shimbun)

Olympians will have to face the searing summer heat at Tokyo 2020, but on-road competitors may get some relief courtesy of special surface cooling coatings that were demonstrated in the capital’s Shibuya Ward on Aug. 31.

The land ministry showcased three high-tech materials on a main road and invited athletes, including former Olympic marathon runner Toshihiko Seko and Paralympic wheelchair marathon runner Nobukazu Hanaoka, to test them out. Read more

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