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  • Double R Bar
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    I think the 4 X 200 should be added to the Olympic program.

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  • ianb
    started a topic Best marks in men's 4 x 200

    Best marks in men's 4 x 200

    I thought it might be interesting to compile the best marks in the men's 4 x 200 - an event which is rather neglected and generally limited to US colleges.

    I used some incomplete sets of ATFS annuals, T&FN and Athletics Weeklies and a couple of hours on Google.

    World all-time top 20...
    • 1 1:18.68 Santa Monica TC Walnut 17-Apr-94
      2 1:19.10 World All-Stars Walnut 17-Apr-94
      3 1:19.11 Santa Monica TC Philadelphia 25-Apr-92
      4 1:19.16 USA-Red Philadelphia 26-Apr-03
      5 1:19.38 Santa Monica TC Koblenz 23-Aug-89
      6 1:19.39 USA-Blue Philadelphia 28-Apr-01
      7 1:19.45 Santa Monica TC Philadelphia 27-Apr-91
      8 1:19.47 Nike International Philadelphia 24-Apr-99
      9 1:19.62 USA-Red Philadelphia 24-Apr-04
      10 1:19.67 TCU Philadelphia 29-Apr-00
      11 1:19.71 TCU Philadelphia 27-Apr-01
      12 1:19.85 Nike International Philadelphia 25-Apr-98
      13 1:19.88 Austin All-Stars Austin 03-Apr-99
      14 1:19.91 H-S International Austin 03-Apr-99
      15 1:19.92 Nike International Philadelphia 29-Apr-00
      16 1:19.99 TCU Philadelphia 28-Apr-01
      17 1:20.20 TCU Philadelphia 25-Apr-86
      18 1:20.20 Tennessee Philadelphia 27-Apr-02
      19 1:20.23 Tobias Striders Tempe 27-May-78
      20 1:20.26 USC Tempe 27-May-78


    Here's my attempt to show the top 20 US universities and colleges...
    • 1 1:19.67 TCU Philadelphia 29-Apr-00
      2 1:20.20 Tennessee Philadelphia 27-Apr-02
      3 1:20.26 USC Tempe 27-May-78
      4 1:20.32 Texas A&M Philadelphia 25-Apr-09
      5 1:20.37 Arizona State Walnut 26-Apr-81
      6 1:20.53 UTEP Des Moines 29-Apr-94
      7 1:20.60 Georgia * Gainsville 1980
      8 1:20.79 Central Arizona DC Walnut 23-Apr-88
      9 1:20.79 Texas Austin 05-Apr-03
      10 1:20.85 LSU Tempe 01-Apr-95
      11 1:20.9 Arkansas * Philadelphia 1985
      12 1:20.94 Florida Philadelphia 30-Apr-05
      13 1:21.00 North Carolina State 1985
      14 1:21.06 Baylor Des Moines 1985
      15 1:21.1 Arizona Austin 07-Apr-84
      16 1:21.17 Middle Tennessee State Philadelphia 30-Apr-94
      17 1:21.2 Odessa CC * Modesto 09-May-87
      18 1:21.30 Alabama Philadelphia 26-Apr-91
      19 1:21.31 Mississippi State Philadelphia 29-Apr-05
      20 1:21.36 Auburn 1985


    I wasn't able to get locations or exact dates for all the marks.

    Items marked with a * are where I did NOT find the names of the team members. Some of the marks may be doubtful (for example, the only evidence for the Georgia mark is that it is shown as the "meet record" for the Florida Relays).

    Here are the top marks where all runners are from the same country...
    • 1 1:18.68 USA Walnut 17-Apr-94
      2 1:20.79 Jamaica Walnut 23-Apr-88
      3 1:21.10 Italy Cagliari 29-Sep-83
      4 1:21.22 Poland Gdansk 14-Jul-01
      5 1:21.29 GBR Birmingham 23-Jun-89
      6 1:21.30 France Talence 27-Sep-87
      7 1:21.32 Ukraine Portsmouth 05-Jun-93
      8 1:21.73 Hungary Paris 09-Sep-82


    The shortness of the above reinforces the view that this event is very rare outside the USA.

    Anyone know of any corrections or omissions? (or how to get tables of data to look neater in this forum ?)
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