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World Athletics Relays

The World Athletics Relays (WRE) is a dramatic and entertaining team-based track event.

The WRE is a biennial event and is held over two-days. This event is make or break for around 450 athletes from 36 national teams as they compete for medals, but also important qualification spots for the World Athletics Championships or Olympic Games. The event comprises of five main relay events, including the Women’s 4x100m and 4x400m, Men’s 4x100m and 4x400m, and the Mixed Team 4x400 Relay.


The stakes can be high, but this event creates a special atmosphere for fans to passionately support the thrills, and sometimes spills unique to relays. The WRE also aims to communicate powerful messages of team spirit and connection that go beyond the track and play an important role in bringing people together.


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