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New national men’s 4×100 metres record

SHERRYLYN TOPPIN, [email protected]

New national men’s 4×100 metres record

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THE HASTILY ASSEMBLED men’s Barbados 4×100 metres relay team have run their way into the record books.

The quartet of Nicholas Deshong, Levi Cadogan, Ramon Gittens and Mario Burke clocked a new national record (pending ratification) of 38.85 seconds at the second edition of the IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas.

This replaced the old mark of 38.94 set at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Athletics which were held in Moscow, Russia. Cadogan and Gittens were also part of that team, along with Shane Brathwaite and Andrew Hinds who were not available this year.

They were fifth overall in the heat and advanced to the “B” final.

Team Barbados were assembled this week and the four locally based runners – Deshong, Cadogan, Burke and Fallon Forde – were joined in The Bahamas by overseas based Gittens and Greggmar Swift.

Alwyn Babb is the coach. (SAT)