Once again, the closing event of the IAAF World Championships, the men’s 4x400m relay, did not disappoint as this time around it produced a battle that kept spectators on the edge of their seats until the very last few seconds.
Long jumper-cum-sprinter Tianna Bartoletta produced the best performance on the third day of the US Championships in Eugene on Saturday (27), flying out to a world-leading 7.12m.
Despite a raucous and enthusiastic home crowd raising the rafters for The Bahamas in what was their best chance of getting a gold medal on home soil, for the second year running the USA denied the hosts a fairy tale end to the competition.
This is the event the home crowd will be waiting for, and brings possibly The Bahamas’ one realistic chance of victory.
The USA quartet of Kyle Clemons, David Verburg, Kind Butler III and Calvin Smith set a world indoor record of 3:02.13 in the men's 4x400m relay at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Sopot 2014 on Sunday (9).