Jamaica Breaks World Record in Men’s 4X100m Relay

Jamaica has again shattered the world record in the men’s 4X100m relay.

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Jamaica's gold medal winning team Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Michael Frater and Nesta Carter.  - Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer

The quartet of Usain Bolt on anchor, Yohan Blake on third leg, Michael Frater on second leg and Nesta Carter on the first leg, clocked 36.84 seconds to break the old mark of 37.04 set by Jamaica in Daegu in 2011.

Last night on USTREAM, Bolt had said the team was eying a sub 37.00 clocking. 

From the very start, Jamaica was ahead of the field, and with smooth changes decimated the field. 

In 2008, Jamaica had set a new Olympic record of 37.10 in the men’s 4X100m relay. 

United States was second in a national record of 37.04. 

Canada was originally placed third in 38.07 but were later disqualified. 

Trinidad and Tobago was then awarded third in 38.12. 

Jamaica has ended the 2012 London Olympics with 12 medals. 

Usain Bolt celebrates Jamaica's world record win as America's Ryan Bailey runs a new national record to end second in the men's 4X100m relay- Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer

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6 Comments
  1. Posted August 12, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    They were wonderful. We have watched much of the Olympics these past several days.

  2. Posted August 12, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Before the race I said if the US could not win the first three legs by a wide margin, Jamaica would win. Bolt is just too dominate.

  3. Posted August 12, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    They run a good race an i was saying that maybe jamaica would get 1 3.
    but they come out an they run their best,Usain Bolt did a wonderful job.As you said he is just too dominate.

  4. Posted August 12, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Well written. Thank you.

  5. Posted August 12, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    This was a great race and it was great that they beat a wr. Bolt is awesome!!

  6. Posted August 13, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Good information. Thanks!

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