• Kenyan Women Set World's all Time Best in 4x1500m

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Kenya´s women's squad consisting of  Eunice Sum World 800m champion, Hellen Obiri the  2012 world indoor 3000m champion, Anne Karingi and the 16-year-old Margaret Chelimo set a new world best in the 4x1500m relay in Nairobi.

Their team clocked a time of 17:08.17 smashing the old record of 17:08.34 by the University of Tennessee (2009) 0.17 seconds.Their average time was 4:17 per 1500m per runner.

 The men's 4x1500m team consisting of world champion Asbel Kiprop Nixon Chepseba and two more Kenyan youngsters clocked a time of  14:48.6 and averaging 3.42 per each 1500m.

The first World Relay Championships will take place in Bahamas on May 24-25.

 

Women's 4x1500m All Time Top 10 (Statistics used from http://www.alltime-athletics.com/)

        1      17:08.17 (Average 4.17.04)   Kenya         1           Nairobi    06.04.2014

              Eunice Sum                                                                                                                                                            (KEN)

Hellen Obiri                                                                                                                                                             (KEN)

Anne Karingi                                                                                                                                                           (KEN)

Margaret Chelimo                                                                                                                                                  (KEN)

                

       2      17:08.34   University of Tennessee            1      Philadelphia   24.04.2009

       Chanelle Price                      (4:19.5)   22.08.90                    USA
       Pheobe Wright                       (4:19.0)   30.08.88                    USA
       Rolanda Bell                        (4:19.6)   27.10.87                    PAN
       Sarah Bowman                        (4:10.2)   15.10.86                    USA

        3     17:09.75   Australia                          1           London  24.06.2000

        Natalie Harvey                      (4:20.0)   19.01.75                    AUS
        Georgie Clarke                      (4:13.6)   17.06.84                    AUS
        Kate Richardson                     (4:23.3)   05.11.73                    AUS
        Sarah Jamieson                      (4:12.9)   24.03.75                    AUS

        4      17:11.80   Georgetown University              2        Philadelphia 24.04.2009

        Christine Whalen                    (4:20.2)   05.10.87                    USA
        Emily Infeld                        (4:17.5)   21.03.90                    USA
        Renee Tomlin                        (4:16.7)   21.11.88                    USA
        Maggie Infeld                       (4:17.4)   10.04.86                    USA

        5      17:14.55   University of Washington           3         Philadelphia 24.04.2009

        Kailey Campbell                     (4:20.9)   89                          USA
        Katie Follett                       (4:16.9)   12.11.87                    USA
        Mel Lawrence                        (4:19.6)   29.08.89                    USA
        Christine Babcock                   (4:17.2)   19.05.90                    USA

        6      17:14.91   University of Tennessee            1          Philadelphia 23.04.2010

         Chanelle Price                      (4:20.7)   22.08.90                    USA
         Jackie Areson                       (4:18.3)   31.03.88                    USA
         Brittany Sheffey                    (4:18.6)   18.12.88                    USA
         Pheobe Wright                       (4:17.3)   30.08.88                    USA

        7      17:15.41   Villanova University               2          Philadelphia 23.04.2010

          Ellen Dougherty                     (4:21.5)   21.05.87                    USA
          Nicole Schappert                    (4:17.7)   30.10.86                    USA
          Bogdana Mimic                       (4:18.9)   09.01.89                    SRB
          Sheila Reid                         (4:17.3)   02.08.89                    CAN

        8      17:15.47   University of Michigan             1          Philadelphia 26.04.2013

          Shannon Osika                       (4:22.3)   15.06.93                    USA
          Jillian Smith                       (4:18.6)   02.07.91                    USA
          Rebecca Addison                     (4:15.0)   28.05.91                    USA
          Amanda Eccleston                    (4:19.6)   18.06.90                    USA

        9      17:15.62   University of Michigan             1         Philadelphia  27.04.2007

          Katie Erdman                        (4:22.0)   24.08.83                    USA
          Geena Gall                          (4:21.4)   18.01.87                    USA
          Anna Willard                        (4:13.9)   31.03.84                    USA
          Nicole Edwards                      (4:18.3)   30.06.86                    CAN

        10      17:16.50   University of Oregon               2        Philadelphia  26.04.2013

          Megan Patrignelli                   (4:22.8)   22.06.92                    USA
          Annie Leblanc                       (4:19.1)   29.04.92                    CAN
          Anne Kesselring                     (4:14.3)   04.12.89                    GER
          Becca Friday                        (4:20.3)   07.05.91                    USA

 
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