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.