A Track Tradition
Jesse Owens driving across the line and into the history books in Berlin. Emil Zátopek grimacing through his three races in Helsinki. Kokichi Tsuburaya battling for a medal in the final 200 of the marathon in Tokyo. And you - blazing your own path day in and day out. The mesh singlet has been a race day staple for decades. Built for making statements, our Van Cortlandt Singlet features an astonishingly lightweight performance mesh and an iconic design element inspired by the pursuit of excellence.
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. 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 1800s. Athletes who scored points at the league championships earned a satin sash, sewn over the “C” on their singlet. It’s a symbol of excellence that we hope will inspire runners to perform at a level worthy of all those who’ve worn it before.
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.