4 × 800 metres relay

The 4 × 800 metres relay is an athletics track event in which teams consist of four runners who each complete 800 metres or 2 laps on a standard 400 metre track.

The IAAF ratifies world records in the event and it became a world championship event in 2014 as part of the IAAF World Relays.

The men's world record is 7:02.43 by a Kenyan team of Joseph Mutua, William Yiampoy, Ismael Kombich and Wilfred Bungei, set August 25, 2006, at the Memorial Van Damme meet in Brussels, Belgium. The women's world record is 7:50.17, set by a team representing the Soviet Union, Nadiya Olizarenko, Lyubov Gurina, Lyudmila Borisova and Irina Podyalovskaya on August 15, 1984, in Moscow.[1]

All-time top 15

Men

  • Correct as of September 2021.[2]
Rank Time Team Nation Date Place Ref
1 7:02.43 Joseph Mutua, William Yiampoy, Ismael Kombich, Wilfred Bungei  Kenya 25 August 2006 Brussels
2 7:02.82 Santa Monica Track Club
Jebreh Harris, Khadevis Robinson, Sam Burley, David Krummenacker
 United States 25 August 2006 Brussels
3 7:03.89 Peter Elliott, Garry Cook, Steve Cram, Sebastian Coe  Great Britain 30 August 1982 London
4 7:04.70 Gideon van Oudtshoorn, Hezekiél Sepeng, Jurgens Kotzé, Johan Botha  South Africa 6 June 1999 Stuttgart
5 7:04.84 Duane Solomon, Eric Sowinski, Casimir Loxsom, Robby Andrews  United States 2 May 2015 Nassau
6 7:04.89 St. Patrick's School
David Kiptoo Singoei, Joseph Tengelei, William Chirchir, Japheth Kimutai
 Kenya 6 June 1999 Stuttgart
7 7:06:12 Benelux
Bram Som
David Fiegen
Arnoud Okken
Thomas Matthys
 Netherlands
 Luxembourg
 Netherlands
 Belgium
25 August 2006 Brussels
8 7:06.5 Santa Monica Track Club
James Robinson, David Mack, Earl Jones, Johnny Gray
 United States 26 April 1986 Walnut
9 7:06.66 Majid Saeed Sultan, Salem Amer Al-Badri, Abdulrahman Suleiman, Ali Abubaker Kamal  Qatar 25 August 2006 Brussels
10 7:07.1 Kericho
?, ?, ?, Abraham Kiplagat
 Kenya 7 March 2014 Nairobi
11 7:07.40  Soviet Union 5 August 1984 Moscow
12 7:08.0 Chicago Track Club  United States 12 May 1973 Durham
13 7:08.1  Soviet Union 12 August 1978 Podolsk
14 7:08.3 A Kenya Defence Forces  Kenya 7 March 2014 Nairobi
15 7:08.30 A Abraham Kiplagat, Robert Biwott, Edward Kemboi, Cornelius Kiplangat  Kenya 26 April 2014 Nairobi

Women

  • Correct as of September 2021.[3]
Rank Time Team Nation Date Place Ref
1 7:50.17 Nadezhda Olizarenko, Lyubov Gurina, Lyudmila Borisova, Irina Podyalovskaya  Soviet Union 5 August 1984 Moscow
2 7:51.62 Nina Ruchayeva, Ravilya Agletdinova, Nadezhda Loboyko, Valentina Parkhuta  Soviet Union 5 August 1984 Moscow
3 7:52.24 Yekaterina Podkopayeva, Nadezhda Loboyko, Nadezhda Olizarenko, Ravilya Agletdinova  Soviet Union 4 August 1985 Leningrad
4 7:52.3 Tatyana Providokhina, Valentina Gerasimova, Svetlana Styrkina, Tatyana Kazankina  Soviet Union 16 August 1976 Podolsk
5 7:54.10 Elfi Zinn, Gunhild Hoffmeister, Anita Weiß, Ulrike Bruns  German Democratic Republic 6 August 1976 Karl-Marx-Stadt
6 7:56.6 Zoya Rigel, Lyubov Gurina, Yekaterina Podkopayeva, Tatyana Mishkel  Russian SFSR 8 September 1980 Donetsk
7 7:56:6 Lyubov Smolka, Maryna Sheberova, Svetlana Popova, Tamara Koba  Ukrainian SSR 8 September 1980 Donetsk
8 7:56.9 Zoya Rigel, Lyubov Gurina, Olga Dvirna, Lyudmila Veselkova  Leningrad 8 September 1980 Donetsk
9 7:57.08 Olga Kuzenkova, Natalya Betekhtina, Olga Burkanova, Svetlana Masterkova  Russia 5 June 1993 Portsmouth
10 7:57.21 Liliana Salageanu, Mitica Constantin, Violeta Szekely, Laura Itcou  Romania 5 June 1993 Portsmouth
11 7:58.5 Ana Ambrazienė, Danguolė Bislytė, Laima Juknavičienė, Laimutė Baikauskaitė  Lithuanian SSR 8 September 1980 Donetsk
12 7:59.6 Olga Mineyeva, Maria Enkina, Nadezhda Olizarenko, Yekaterina Podkopayeva  Soviet Union 24 July 1979 Moscow
13 8:00.62 Chanelle Price, Maggie Vessey, Molly Beckwith-Ludlow, Alysia Johnson Montaño  United States 3 May 2015 Nassau [4]
14 8:00.84 Nina Ruchayeva, Nadezhda Loboyko, Olga Nelyubova, Lyubov Gurina  Soviet Union 19 July 1987 Bryansk
15 8:01.58 Chanelle Price, Geena Lara, Ajee' Wilson, Brenda Martinez  United States 25 May 2014 Nassau

References

  1. ^ "100 Metres - women - senior - outdoor - 2021". www.worldathletics.org.
  2. ^ "All-time men's best 4 × 800m Relay". 9 September 2021. Archived from the original on 28 May 2006. Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  3. ^ "All-time women's best 4 × 800m Relay". 9 September 2021. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Women's 4×800m Relay Results" (PDF). IAAF. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2015.

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