4 × 800 metres relay

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The 4 x 800 meters relay is an athletics track event in which teams comprise four runners who each complete 800 meters or 2 laps on a standard 400 meter track.

While not a World Championship or Olympic event, the IAAF does ratify world records in the event. 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, Nadezhda Olizarenko, Lyubov Gurina, Lyudmila Borisova and Irina Podyalovskaya on August 15, 1984 in Moscow.[1]