• Usain Bolt Ran History's Fastest Anchor Leg at World Relays

Posted by: Watch Athletics

On Saturday night at the World Relays 4x100m final, Usain Bolt split history's fastest anchor leg. Usain Bolt posted unofficially 8.65 seconds, but still failed to catch USA's Ryan Bailey, who had a magnificent distance ahead of Bolt. 

Bolts countryman former 100m world record holder, Asafa Powell, had the previous fastest anchor split of  8.68 sec from 2008 Beijing Olympics. 

Bolt's previous best mark while anchoring was 8.70 seconds from 2012 London Olympics 4x100m world record run.

 Unofficial Top List 

 1. Usain Bolt JAM8.65 Nassau,  World Relays 2015
 2. Asafa Powell JAM 8.68 Beijing, Olympic Games 2008
 3. Richard Thompson  TRI 8.8 Nassau, World Relays 2014
 4. Ryan Bailey  USA 8.83 Nassau, World Relays 2015
 5. Carl Lewis  USA 8.85 Barcelona, Olympic Games 1992
 6. Leroy Burrell  USA 8,92 Stutgart, World Ch 1993
 7. Yancarlos Martinez DOM 8.92  Nassau, World Relays 2015
 8. Donovan Bailey  CAN 8.93 Atlanta, Olympic Games 1996
 9. Linford Christie  GBR 8.95 Seoul, Olympic Games 1988
 10. Dennis Mitchel USA 8.97  Atlanta, Olympic Games 1996

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