A Track Tradition
The singlet is a race day staple, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be basic. To craft our signature singlet, we started with an astonishingly lightweight performance mesh and an iconic design element that traces its roots to the 19th century.
When “Boston Billy” Rodgers won the Boston Marathon in 1975, setting his first American Record at 2:09:55, he famously did so in a mesh tee he found in the trash. Inspired by his legendary performance, we scoured the earth for the very finest performance mesh. Astonishingly lightweight and antimicrobial with a luxurious feel you won’t find anything like our 2:09 Mesh in a dumpster.
The Tracksmith sash is inspired by the Cornell track and field teams of the late 1800’s. Athletes who scored points at the league championships earned a satin sash, sewn over the “C” on their singlet. It’s an symbol of excellence that we hope will inspire runners to perform at a level worthy of all those who’ve worn it before.
Race Day is Sacred
We believe in competition and the meritocracy of racing. Not because winning and losing is particularly important, but because competition sends us on an innately human journey. The profound physical and mental demands of racing lead to a richer and more thrilling life. It makes us better human beings.