Jamaica's World record, 4 x 100m, photo by PhotoRun.net
(Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Nesta Carter, Micheal Frater)
The final event on the track and field venue lived up to the reputation. The US got the baton around the track, which, yes is half the game. Ryan Bailey, in his first relay final, had to run against Usain Bolt.
The Jamaicans and US team battled through the final hand off, and Bolt got that baton in his hand and just flew. Bailey ran hard, and ran well, but this was Bolt's fly into history. Consider this, dear readers. The US broke the NR in the heats, with 37.37, and then, in the final, tie the current WR, of 37.04 and set another NR. The Jamaicans kept it simple: good handoffs and run like hell.
Congrats to all the teams in the final, and to the Jamaicans, who set the WR, but I have to admit, so darn happy to see US team run well, get that baton around and two NRs!
And relay consultant to USATF, Jon Drummond should get kudos on putting the teams together, getting the batons around the track, and running faster than anyone but 1 team, on men's side. It was a race.
US team (Ryan Bailey, Tyson Gay, Justin Gatlin, Trell Kimmons, )
photo by PhotoRun.net
11 August 2012 - 21:00
(Nesta Carter; Michael Frater; Yohan Blake; Usain Bolt)
(Trell Kimmons; Justin Gatlin; Tyson Gay; Ryan Bailey)
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