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Bajan relay team break national record


Bajan relay team break national record

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IT ISN’T OFTEN you can break a national record, but Barbados’ up-and-coming sprinters did it twice in one night – Saturday at the IAAF’s World Relay Championships in the Bahamas.

There were no medals to bring back home, but Mario Burke, Levi Cadogan, Nicholas Deshong and Ramon Gittens surely exhibited pride and industry in Nassau.

The Bajan quartet ended their night by placing a creditable second in the B final of the 4 x 100 metres relay, in a national record of 38.70 seconds.

Amazingly, the Bajans had enough energy for that performance, as a couple of hours earlier in the main competition, they had broken the record a first time, clocking 38.85 seconds to place fifth. That time had bettered the 38.94 seconds set in Moscow in 2013. (BA/PR)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.