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News22 Dec 2020

Ratified: USA's 16:27.02 world 4x1500m record

USA's world 4x1500m record of 16:27.02 has been ratified.

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News23 Dec 2014

2014 end-of-year reviews – relays

Statisticians A Lennart Julin and Mirko Jalava look back on the best relay performances of the year.

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Press Release08 Aug 2014

World records ratified

The following world records have recently been ratified...

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Feature26 May 2014

Kenya's 4x1500m men throw caution to the winds

it was widely agreed that Kenya was fully capable of breaking the men’s 4x1500m world record at the IAAF World Relays but, unlike in the women's event which had been relatively rarely run at international level before this year, most pundits stopped short of calling the men's mark a certainty.

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Report25 May 2014

Report: men’s 4x1500m – Bahamas 2014

Kenya established a world record of 14:22.22* in the men's 4x1500m final, as Collins Cheboi, Silas Kiplagat, James Magut and Asbel Kiprop turned back challenges from Ethiopia and the USA before simply striding away from everyone else in history.

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Feature25 May 2014

World records at the IAAF World Relays are worlds apart

The results of the women’s 4x1500m and men’s 4x200m both bear the capital letters ‘WR’ beside the name of the winners but beyond that, the two world records* put up in Saturday night's action at the inaugural IAAF World Relays have little in common.

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Report24 May 2014

Report: women's 4x1500m – Bahamas 2014

Kenya’s women’s 4x1500m quartet improved the world record* by more than half a minute to 16:33.58 at the IAAF World Relays in Nassau, The Bahamas, on Saturday (25).

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Previews23 May 2014

Men’s 4x1500m preview – IAAF World Relays

The real middle-distance battle will be joined in the longest relay, with three world powers bringing ‘A’ teams to the table.

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Previews23 May 2014

Women’s 4x1500m preview – IAAF World Relays

If strategy is a question in the 4x800m, it is even more so for the 4x1500m, where a fourth runner may deliberately give up a lead in order to position herself better for the closing sprint.

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Previews21 May 2014

Men’s events preview – IAAF World Relays

With 36 different countries entering men’s teams in at least one of the five relays at the inaugural IAAF World Relays, picking potential highlights is close to impossible.

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Previews21 May 2014

Women’s events preview – IAAF World Relays

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jamaica’s much-decorated “Pocket Rocket”, loves relays. After all, in addition to being the world and Olympic champion at 100m, the diminutive sprinter was the anchor of Jamaica’s championship-record-setting 4x100m relay team in Moscow, the second-fastest of all time at 41.29. She also led off Jamaica’s silver medal team in London, bested there only by USA’s 40.82 world record run.

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Press Release21 May 2014

$1.4million in prize money up for grabs in Nassau – IAAF World Relays

A total prize purse of USD $1.4million will be paid by the IAAF for the men's and women's races at the inaugural IAAF World Relays in Nassau, The Bahamas, on 24-25 May.

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