Usain Bolt: the Fastest Relay Split in 4×100?
Thanks to Pierre-Jean Vazel, he mentioned the Deutsche Leichtathletik-Verband (or DLV) German Athletic Federation has released the splits for London 2012.
Men’s 4x100m Relay Splits:
- Carter 10.28
- Frater 9.07
- Blake 9.09
- Bolt 8.70
Was Usain Bolt the Fastest 100 meter split ever recorded in the 4×100 meter relay?
It was reported Usain Bolt’s Anchor Leg at the 2010 Penn Relays was 8.71 seconds.
At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Asafa Powell’s split time was recorded at 8.70 seconds by the USTAF High Performance Registered Split Analysis team.
Carl Lewis’ anchor leg at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics was 8.85 en route to a World Record of 37.40 seconds. Bernard Williams also equaled this time with a 2nd leg backstretch run at the Edmonton 2001 World Championships.
“Bullet” Bob Hayes recorded a 8.5 second (hand time) 4×100 meter anchor relay leg at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics on a cinder track. Converted to FAT, that “translates” to 8.74 seconds.
And like Carl Lewis, Usain Bolt changes hands with the baton since he is right handed.
Women’s 4x100m Relay Splits:
- Madison 11.12
- Felix 9.97
- Knight 10.33
- Jeter 9.70
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