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USA shaved 0.06 off the world record* in the men's distance medley with a time of 9:15.50 on the second day of the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015.
The fact that USA successfully defended their 4x800m title at the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015 wasn’t a surprise. But their margin of victory was quite a shock – not least to their opponents.
Yebrqual Melese clocked the third-fastest time in the history of the Volkswagen Prague Marathon to win the women’s race in 2:23:49, while Felix Kandie didn’t let his sore throat affect him as he won the men’s contest in 2:08:32 at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (3).
The IAAF is sad to learn that Yubi Inoue passed away on Thursday (30) at the age of 84.
There may have been world records and shock defeats in other events, but the women’s 4x200m was the most dramatic final on the first day of the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015.
The US quartet of Mike Rodgers, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Ryan Bailey did what so many of their predecessors have failed to do in this event in recent years, get the baton round cleanly, and that allowed them the opportunity to inflict a morale-boosting defeat on the favoured Jamaicans, the US team winning in 37:38.
USA could have taken it easy in the heats of the women’s 4x400m at the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015 as they looked to defend their title from last year.
USA smashed the world record* in the women's distance medley with a time of 10:36.50 on the first day of the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015.
The first gold medal of the IAAF/BTC World Relays went to the USA whose quartet exuded confidence throughout the race to cross the line in 7:04:84.
It was third time lucky for the first race of the IAAF/BTC World Relays as, after two faulty starts, the eagerly awaited competition finally got under way in rousing fashion as hosts The Bahamas came through as the winners of the first heat in 3:02.18.
Asbel Kiprop and Mohammed Aman will meet over 800m at the Doha 2015 meeting on 15 May while Allyson Felix will chase her 11th victory at the IAAF Diamond League meeting.
Local promotion for the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 is now well underway and Friday (1) saw a series of activities outside the famous Bird’s Nest stadium to advertise the fact that the biggest single-stadia sporting event in the world is coming to the Chinese capital this summer.
The IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015 gets under way on Saturday (2) in Nassau, and you can follow all the action on the IAAF website.
IAAF President Lamine Diack was received at the Office of the Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas by the incumbent Perry G. Christie on Friday (1).
If Geoffrey Ronoh can translate the kind of form he showed last summer into 26.2 miles at the Volkswagen Prague Marathon on Sunday (3), then he could produce something special at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
Much of the attention at the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015 this weekend (2-3) will be on the Jamaican superstar sprinter Usain Bolt, and the reigning world and Olympic 100m and 200m champion was joined by The Bahamas’s Chris Brown and Great Britain’s Richard Kilty at the traditional pre-event press conference on Friday (1).
Speaking at the pre-event press conference ahead of the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015, IAAF President Lamine Diack praised the hosts for making the event such a success in its first year.
It seemed only fitting that the most successful relay runner in history would be present at the official press conference on Friday (1) ahead of the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015.
IAAF Ambassadors Ato Boldon, Frankie Fredericks Michael Johnson were present at the traditional pre-event press conference ahead of the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015 in Nassau on Friday (1).
With dozens of elite runners set to compete at the Ottawa 10K on 23 May, organisers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race believe it could end up being one of the fastest 10km races in the world this year.