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  • most impressive relay splits ever?

    what are the most well-known/fastest relay split times in history?

    hopefully you all have a lot of historical answers..

    it looks like marlies gohr's anchor leg of the GDR 4x1 WR is about a 10.1-10.2, that's the first one that comes to mind.

  • #2
    Re: most impressive relay splits ever?

    That would have to be Herb McKenleys 44.6 split at the 52 Olympics.That was histories first sub 45.00 under any circumtances. The then 400 WR was 45.8 by fellow Jamaican George Rhoden.It appears McKenley made up 12 yards on the USA with that incredible run.

    No I haven't forgot Bullet's 64 anchor.

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    • #3
      Re: most impressive relay splits ever?

      MJ's 42.9, Johnny Gray's 1:43.3 (may have been bettered recently), Lewis's 8.87 (and a few other times in that range, as well as Bailey's 8.95)....i know MJ ran a 19.2 back in '91 but i feel like i'm pretty sure at least one or two people have bested that.....

      As for just sheer magnitude of performance.....Nehemiah's 4x4 anchor at Penn comes to mind.

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      • #4
        Re: most impressive relay splits ever?

        >Lewis's 8.87
        >(and a few other times in that range, as well as Bailey's 8.95

        8.87??? i need video of this

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        • #5
          Re: most impressive relay splits ever?

          McKenley's 44.6 leg is required watching for any Jamaican Track fan.
          why don't people pronounce vowels anymore

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          • #6
            Re: most impressive relay splits ever?

            >>Lewis's 8.87
            >(and a few other times in that range, as well as Bailey's
            >8.95

            >8.87??? i need video of this



            I was actually thinking of his 8.86 from Rome in '87, but even more impressively, try to get ahold of a copy of the '92 Barcelona 4x1 in which he anchored in 8.85!

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            • #7
              Re: most impressive relay splits ever?

              it looks like
              >marlies gohr's anchor leg of the GDR 4x1 WR is about a 10.1-10.2, that's the
              >first one that comes to mind.



              By the way, I would imagine Gohr's anchor split was faster than that. Either way, there have been several sub-10 second 4x1 legs by women. Here are a few:

              -Krabbe 9.70 in the '91 Tokyo heats, running 2nd leg

              -Marion Jones 9.75 anchor in Edmonton '01

              -Ashford's 9.77 anchor in L.A. '84

              -Gwen Torrence 9.80 in Stuttgart '93 2nd leg, Devers 9.86 anchor same race

              -Privalova 9.89 to anchor Russia in Suttgart race

              -Jones 9.91 2nd leg / Devers 9.86 once again to anchor the AR setting relay in Athens '97

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              • #8
                Re: most impressive relay splits ever?

                Donovan Bailey's anchor at the 1996 Olympics; he blew Dennis Mitchell off the track.

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                • #9
                  Re: most impressive relay splits ever?

                  are you guys seriously talking about 100meter splits??

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                  • #10
                    Re: most impressive relay splits ever?

                    >MJ's 42.9, Johnny Gray's 1:43.3 (may have been bettered recently), Lewis's 8.87
                    >(and a few other times in that range, as well as Bailey's 8.95)....i know MJ
                    >ran a 19.2 back in '91 but i feel like i'm pretty sure at least one or two
                    >people have bested that.....

                    As for just sheer magnitude of
                    >performance.....Nehemiah's 4x4 anchor at Penn comes to mind.

                    According to 'ATFS 2001' annual, MJ ran an 200m anchor leg of 18.5 at the Texas Relays in 1990 (whilst running for Baylor), and he did run 19.2 for another 200m anchor leg at MSR Walnut in 1991...

                    Another impressive relay leg (not 100m) was Maurice Peoples' 400m leg...many say it was high-42.9, low 43.0, if any exact time was taken, what was it for this leg???

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                    • #11
                      Re: most impressive relay splits ever?

                      Women

                      100m - (anchor) Christine Arron (FRA) 1998 Budapest European Championships 4x1 relay final (9.66)
                      Marion Jones (USA) 2000 Sydney OG 4x1 relay final (9.54, from Video-Tape Analysis)

                      200m - (anchor) Marion Jones (USA) 2000 Penn Relays 4x2 relay (20.8)

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                      • #12
                        Re: most impressive relay splits ever?

                        >
                        it looks like
                        >marlies gohr's anchor leg of the GDR 4x1 WR is about a
                        >10.1-10.2, that's the
                        >first one that comes to mind.



                        By the way, I
                        >would imagine Gohr's anchor split was faster than that. Either way, there have
                        >been several sub-10 second 4x1 legs by women. Here are a few:

                        -Krabbe 9.70
                        >in the '91 Tokyo heats, running 2nd leg

                        -Marion Jones 9.75 anchor in
                        >Edmonton '01

                        -Ashford's 9.77 anchor in L.A. '84

                        -Gwen Torrence 9.80 in
                        >Stuttgart '93 2nd leg, Devers 9.86 anchor same race

                        -Privalova 9.89 to
                        >anchor Russia in Suttgart race

                        -Jones 9.91 2nd leg / Devers 9.86 once again
                        >to anchor the AR setting relay in Athens '97



                        unless that canberra track was very strange, I think i'm seeing the lines/times correctly. it's either 10.2 or 9.17

                        take a look for yourself.. it certainly looks like she's blazing it though..

                        http://bubonicfilms.com/flicks/TnF/relay.WMV

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                        • #13
                          Re: most impressive relay splits ever?

                          Hayes' and Nehemiah's legs have always stuck out in my mind.

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                          • #14
                            Re: most impressive relay splits ever?

                            No one seems to have mentioned Bob Hayes in the 4x100M (1964, Tokyo).

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                            • #15
                              Re: most impressive relay splits ever?

                              Times people?

                              (for the Hayes and Nehemiah legs')

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