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IAAF World Relays


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IAAF_World_Relays
Updated: 2017-08-17T21:39Z
The Tommy Robinson National Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas hosted the first edition of the competition.

The IAAF World Relays is an international biennial track and field sporting event where teams from around the world compete in relay races, some of which are not part of the standard Olympic programme. The first three editions were set to take place in Nassau, Bahamas at the Thomas Robinson Stadium in 2014, 2015 and 2017. Originally intended as an annual event, it was later decided to happen every odd year,[1] the same as the IAAF World Championships in Athletics for which it serves as a qualification stage. The competition format for the first edition included the 4 × 100 metres relay, the 4 × 200 metres relay, the 4 × 400 metres relay, the 4 × 800 metres relay and the 4 × 1500 metres relay.[2] The first edition had a $1.4 million prize fund.

From the second edition, the 4 × 1500 metres relay was replaced by the distance medley relay.[3] However, this was short-lived and was itself replaced by a mixed-gender 4 × 400 metres relay.[4]

Championships

Edition Year City Country Date Venue No. of
Events
No. of
Countries
No. of
Athletes
Top of the
medal table
1 2014 Nassau  Bahamas 24–25 May Thomas Robinson Stadium 10 43 576  United States
2 2015 Nassau  Bahamas 2–3 May Thomas Robinson Stadium 10 43 669  United States
3 2017 Nassau  Bahamas 22–23 April Thomas Robinson Stadium 9 35 509  United States
4 2019 Nassau  Bahamas Thomas Robinson Stadium

Championships records

Men

EventRecordAthleteNationalityDateMeetPlaceRef
4×100 m relay37.38Mike Rodgers
Justin Gatlin
Tyson Gay
Ryan Bailey
 United States2 May 20152015 IAAF World RelaysThe Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas[5]
4×200 m relay1:18.63Nickel Ashmeade
Warren Weir
Jermaine Brown
Yohan Blake
 Jamaica24 May 20142014 IAAF World RelaysThe Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas[6]
4×400 m relay2:57.25David Verburg
Tony McQuay
Christian Taylor
LaShawn Merritt
 United States25 May 20142014 IAAF World RelaysThe Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas[7]
4×800 m relay7:04.84Duane Solomon
Erik Sowinski
Casimir Loxsom
Robby Andrews
 United States3 May 20152015 IAAF World RelaysThe Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas[8]
Distance medley relay9:15.50Kyle Merber 2:53.56 (1200 m)
Brycen Spratling 45.95 (400 m)
Brandon Johnson 1:44.75 (800 m)
Ben Blankenship 3:51.24 (1600 m)
 United States3 May 20152015 IAAF World RelaysThe Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas[9]
4×1500 m relay14:22.22Collins Cheboi
Silas Kiplagat
James Kiplagat Magut
Asbel Kiprop
 Kenya25 May 20142014 IAAF World RelaysThe Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas[10]

Women

EventRecordAthleteNationalityDateMeetPlaceRef
4×100 m relay41.88Tianna Bartoletta
Alexandria Anderson
Jeneba Tarmoh
LaKeisha Lawson
 United States24 May 20142014 IAAF World RelaysThe Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas[11]
4×200 m relay1:29.04Jura Levy
Shericka Jackson
Sashalee Forbes
Elaine Thompson
 Jamaica22 April 20172017 IAAF World RelaysThe Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas[12]
4×400 m relay3:19.39Phyllis Francis
Natasha Hastings
Sanya Richards-Ross
Francena McCorory
 United States3 May 20152015 IAAF World RelaysThe Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas[13]
4×800 m relay8:00.62Chanelle Price
Maggie Vessey
Molly Beckwith-Ludlow
Alysia Johnson Montaño
 United States3 May 20142015 IAAF World RelaysThe Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas[14]
Distance medley relay10:36.50Treniere Moser 3:18.38 (1200 m)
Sanya Richards-Ross 50.12 (400 m)
Ajee' Wilson 2:00.08 (800 m)
Shannon Rowbury 4:27.92 (1600 m)
 United States2 May 20152015 IAAF World RelaysThe Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas[15]
4×1500 m relay16:33.58Mercy Cherono
Faith Kipyegon
Irene Jelagat
Hellen Onsando Obiri
 Kenya24 May 20142014 IAAF World RelaysThe Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas[16]

Mixed

EventRecordAthleteNationalityDateMeetPlaceRef
4×400 m relay3:14.42Steven Gardiner
Shaunae Miller
Anthonique Strachan
Michael Mathieu
 Bahamas23 April 20172017 IAAF World RelaysThe Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas[17]

Medal table

Updated after 2017 Championships

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States175224
2 Jamaica56516
3 Kenya3407
4 Bahamas1203
5 Germany1124
6 Nigeria1012
7 Canada1001
8 Poland0415
9 Great Britain0134
10 Trinidad and Tobago0123
11 France0112
12 Barbados0101
 Belarus0101
 Botswana0101
 Saint Kitts and Nevis0101
16 Australia0066
17 China0022
18 Belgium0011
 Ethiopia0011
 Japan0011
 Russia0011
Total 29 29 29 87

References

  1. ^ IAAF World Relays bidding information
  2. ^ "Bahamas to host inaugural IAAF World Relay Championships". Caribbean 360. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Competitions Update. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-08-21.
  5. ^ "Men's 4×100m Final Results" (PDF). IAAF. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  6. ^ Simon Hart (25 May 2014). "Jamaica men break 4x200 metre relay record at IAAF World Relays in Nassau - and without Usain Bolt". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Men's 4x400m Relay Results". IAAF. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Men's 4×800m Final Results" (PDF). IAAF. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Men's Distance Medley Relay Final Results" (PDF). IAAF. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  10. ^ "Men's 4×1500m Relay Results". IAAF. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Women's 4x100m Relay Results". IAAF. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "4×200m Relay Results" (PDF). IAAF. 22 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  13. ^ "Women's 4×400m Relay Final B Results" (PDF). IAAF. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  14. ^ "Women's 4×800m Relay Results" (PDF). IAAF. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "Women's Distance Medley Relay Final Results" (PDF). IAAF. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  16. ^ "Men's 4x800m Relay Results". IAAF. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "Mixed 4×400m Relay Results" (PDF). IAAF. 23 April 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2017. 

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