• Polish Men's 4x400m Relay Sets New World Record

Posted by: Watch Athletics

The Polish men's 4x400m relay team of  Karol Zalewski, Rafal Omelko, Lukasz Krawczuk, Jakub Krzewina shocked team USA to win the World indoor championships with a new World record on Sunday in Birmingham.

USA's first three legs of  Fred Kerley, Michael Cherry and Aldrich Bailey set the pace for a new record crossing the 1200m in 2:16.33. However in the final leg Poland's  Jakub Krzewina managed to catch USA's anchor leg runner Vernon Norwood and pass him in the final cure to cross the line in a new WR of  3:01.77. USA team finished in second in  3:01.77 as Belgium's 3:02.51.

The previous World record of  3:02.13 belonged to USA from 2014 indoor championships in Sopot. 

Final Results

1 POLAND 3:01.77 WIR

2 UNITED STATES 3:01.97 SB

3 BELGIUM 3:02.51 NIR

4 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 3:02.52 NIR

5 CZECH REPUBLIC 3:04.87 SB

6 GREAT BRITAIN & N.I. 3:05.08 SB

 

Splits

400m 44.84 United States Fred Kerley

800m 1:30.23 United States Michael Cherry

1200m 2:16.33 United States Aldrich Bailey


 

 

 

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