Relay competitions are exciting events at the end of most major international championships. But the relays are receiving their own spotlight this year with the first IAAF World Relays competitions in May.
The two-day event, taking place in the Bahamas May 24-25, will include five relays for both men and women. In addition to the standard 4 x 100-meter and 4 x 400-meter events run in the Olympics and World Championships, the World Relays will also include races in the 4 x 200, 4 x 800 and 4 x 1500. At least 43 countries plan to participate in the event, according to the IAAF.
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