IAAF to launch World Relays competition in 2014

The IAAF says it plans to launch a World Relays competition in

the Bahamas in May 2014.

The IAAF says in a statement that the two-day competition will

”bring together the world’s best athletes,” in a schedule that

includes the 4×100 and 4×400-meter races as well as the 4×200,

4×800 and 4×1,500 relays.

IAAF President Lamine Diack says ”the wonderful athletics

competition in London has not only reinforced the appeal of our

sport but specifically the popularity of relay races, which the

spectators find dramatic and exciting.”

The event will be open to all IAAF member countries and have

prize money of about $1.4 million.