2009 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay

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Events at the
2009 World Championships
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men women
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men women
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
 

The men's 4 x 400 metres relay at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Olympic Stadium on August 22 and August 23.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 United States
Angelo Taylor
Jeremy Wariner
Kerron Clement
LaShawn Merritt
Lionel Larry*
Bershawn Jackson*
 Great Britain
Conrad Williams
Michael Bingham
Robert Tobin
Martyn Rooney
Dai Greene*
 Australia
John Steffensen
Ben Offereins
Tristan Thomas
Sean Wroe
Joel Milburn*

* Runners who participated in the heats only and received medals.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the following records were as follows.

World record  United States (USA)
Andrew Valmon, Quincy Watts, Butch Reynolds, Michael Johnson
2:54.29 Stuttgart, Germany 22 August 1993
Championship record  United States (USA)
Andrew Valmon, Quincy Watts, Butch Reynolds, Michael Johnson
2:54.29 Stuttgart, Germany 22 August 1993
World Leading  Bahamas (BAH)
Andrae Williams, Michael Mathieu, Nathaniel McKinney, Chris Brown
3:00.29 Philadelphia, United States 25 April 2009
African Record  Nigeria (NGR)
Clement Chukwu, Jude Monye, Enefiok Udo-Obong, Sunday Bada
2:58.68 Sydney, Australia 30 September 2000
Asian Record  Japan (JPN)
Koji Ito, Jun Osakada, Shigekazu Ōmori, Shunji Karube
3:00.76 Atlanta, United States 3 August 1996
North American Record  United States (USA)
Andrew Valmon, Quincy Watts, Butch Reynolds, Michael Johnson
2:54.29 Stuttgart, Germany 22 August 1993
South American record  Brazil (BRA)
Cleverson da Silva, Claudinei da Silva, Eronilde de Araújo, Sanderlei Parrela
2:58.56 Winnipeg, Canada 30 July 1999
European Record  Great Britain (GBR)
Iwan Thomas, Jamie Baulch, Roger Black, Mark Richardson
2:56.60 Atlanta, United States 3 August 1996
Oceanian Record  Australia (AUS)
Darren Clark, Rick Mitchell, Gary Minihan, Bruce Frayne
2:59.70 Los Angeles, United States 11 August 1984

No new world or championship record was set during this competition.

Qualification standards[edit]

Standard
3:03.30

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
August 22, 2009 18:55 Heats
August 23, 2009 18:15 Final

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Qualification: First 3 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) advance to the final.

Rank Heat Nation Athletes Time Notes
1 1  United States Lionel Larry, Kerron Clement, Bershawn Jackson, Angelo Taylor 3:01.40 Q
2 1  France Leslie Djhone, Teddy Venel, Yannick Fonsat, Yoann Décimus 3:01.65 Q, SB
3 1  Great Britain Conrad Williams, Robert Tobin, Dai Greene, Martyn Rooney 3:01.91 Q
4 1  Australia Joel Milburn, Tristan Thomas, Ben Offereins, Sean Wroe 3:02.04 q, SB
5 2  Belgium Antoine Gillet, Cédric Van Branteghem, Nils Duerinck, Kévin Borlée 3:02.13 Q, SB
6 1  Nigeria Saul Weigopwa, Noah Akwu, Amaechi Morton, Bola Gee Lawal 3:02.36 q
7 2  Dominican Republic Gustavo Cuesta, Arismendy Peguero, Yoel Tapia, Félix Sánchez 3:02.76 Q
8 1  Russia Maksim Dyldin, Valentin Kruglyakov, Konstantin Svechkar, Aleksandr Derevyagin 3:02.78
9 2  Poland Piotr Klimczak, Marcin Marciniszyn, Rafał Wieruszewski, Jan Ciepiela 3:03.23 Q, SB
10 2  Germany Martin Grothkopp, Kamghe Gaba, Eric Krüger, Ruwen Faller 3:03.52
11 2  Jamaica Leford Green, Ricardo Chambers, Isa Phillips, Jermaine Gonzales 3:04.45
12 2  South Africa Ofentse Mogawane, Jacob Mothsodi Ramokoka, Sibusiso Sishi, Pieter Smith 3:07.88
2  Bahamas Ramon Miller, Avard Moncur, LaToy Williams, Nathaniel McKinney DQ

Key: DQ = Disqualified, Q = qualification by place in heat, q = qualification by overall place, SB = Seasonal best

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Nation Competitors Time Notes
1st 4  United States Angelo Taylor, Jeremy Wariner, Kerron Clement, LaShawn Merritt 2:57.86 WL
2nd 7  Great Britain Conrad Williams, Michael Bingham, Robert Tobin, Martyn Rooney 3:00.53 SB
3rd 2  Australia John Steffensen, Ben Offereins, Tristan Thomas, Sean Wroe 3:00.90 SB
4 5  Belgium Antoine Gillet, Kévin Borlée, Nils Duerinck, Cedric van Branteghem 3:01.88 SB
5 8  Poland Marcin Marciniszyn, Piotr Klimczak, Kacper Kozłowski, Jan Ciepiela 3:02.23 SB
6 6  Dominican Republic Arismendy Peguero, Yon Soriano, Yoel Tapia, Félix Sánchez 3:02.47
7 3  France Leslie Djhone, Teddy Venel, Yannick Fonsat, Yoann Décimus 3:02.65
8 1  Nigeria Saul Welgopwa, Noah Akwu, Amaechi Morton, Bola Gee Lawal 3:02.73

Key: SB = Seasonal best, WL = World leading (in a given season)

References[edit]