Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay
|Men's 4 x 400 metres relay
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
|Venue||Athens Olympic Stadium|
|Dates||August 27 to August 28|
|Competitors||68 from 16 nations|
|Athletics at the
2004 Summer Olympics
|100 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men||women|
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men||women|
|20 km walk||men||women|
|50 km walk||men|
The men's 4×400 metres relay was one of 23 track events of the athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics, in Athens. It was contested at the Athens Olympic Stadium, from August 27 to August 28, by a total of sixteen national teams comprising 64 athletes.
The sixteen teams competed in a two-heat qualifying round in which the first three teams from each heat, together with the next two fastest teams, were given a place in the final race.
| United States (USA)
| Australia (AUS)
| Nigeria (NGR)
* Athletes who participated in the heats only and received medals.
The Olympic qualification period for the athletics' relay events ran from January 1, 2003 to July 21, 2004. A National Olympic Committee (NOC) could enter a maximum of one qualified relay team per relay event, with a maximum of six qualified athletes. For this event, an NOC would be invited to participate with a relay team if the average of the team's two best times — obtained in IAAF-sanctioned meetings or tournaments — would be among the best sixteen, at the end of this period.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 2004 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||2:54.20|| Jerome Young
|Uniondale (USA)||July 22, 1998|
|Olympic Record||2:55.74|| Andrew Valmon
|Barcelona (ESP)||August 8, 1992|
All times are shown in minutes. The following abbreviations are used:
- Q denotes qualification by place
- q denotes qualification by time
- DNF denotes "did not finish"
- DSQ denotes "disqualification"
- SB denotes "season best"
First 3 in each heat(Q) and the next 2 fastest(q) advance to the Final.
|United States||Otis Harris, Derrick Brew, Jeremy Wariner, Darold Williamson||2:55.91||SB|
|Australia||John Steffensen, Mark Ormrod, Patrick Dwyer, Clinton Hill||3:00.60||SB|
|Nigeria||James Godday, Musa Audu, Saul Weigopwa, Enefiok Udo-Obong||3:00.90||SB|
|4||Japan||Yuki Yamaguchi, Jun Osakada, Tomohiro Ito, Mitsuhiro Sato||3:00.99||SB|
|5||Great Britain||Timothy Benjamin, Sean Baldock, Malachi Davis, Matthew Elias||3:01.07||SB|
|6||Bahamas||Nathaniel McKinney, Aaron Cleare, Andrae Williams, Christopher Brown||3:01.88|
|7||Germany||Ingo Schultz, Kamghe Gaba, Ruwen Faller, Bastian Swillims||3:02.22|
|8||Botswana||Johnson Kubisa, California Molefe, Gaolesiela Salang, Kagiso Kilego||3:02.49||SB|
- "Athens Olympic Games 2004 - Results". IAAF. 2004. Archived from the original on 22 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-19.