Talk:4 × 100 metres relay

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Records[edit]

What about records and best results of non-national teams? --83.228.95.46 12:58, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

I don't understand, national teams are the only ones that take part in this event professionaly. Could you possibly be referring to records set by counties, states, regions and etc? If so, I bet the reason they are not mentioned is that there would simply be too much information to process. Assuming counties, states and regions even bother assembling groups of people to run in the first place to race against each other. I personally have never heard of such activities. A Prodigy ~In Pursuit of Perfection~ 18:49, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

EWR - ?[edit]

Can someone add a definition of EWR to the article? I think it's not straightforward as OR/WR. Thanks 77.125.18.122 (talk) 17:01, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

I would guess it means that the time equalled the World Record - the 37.40 by the United States at the 1992 Olympics and 1993 World Championships would seem to back this up. Agree it could do with being clarified in the article. 78.86.229.37 (talk) 14:30, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Move proposal[edit]

I'm not sure why this is move protected but I reckon it could be due to past arguments over that "x" in the middle. Just looking at the Russian wikipedia's edits why don't we move this article to the "times" symbol? I've been thinking about this for a while now as the x is certainly meant to denote "times/multiplied by/by" and just the letter "x" is an odd choice over using "×" instead - which can be found in the insert toolbar below. Is there agreement to move this article to 4×100 metres relay? After all, all the "x" usages will redirect here anyway. Sillyfolkboy (talk) (edits)Calling All Athletics Fans! 14:43, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Agree with proposed move. Bazonka (talk) 07:30, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Move proposal, August 2012 (singular modifier with hyphen)[edit]

"100 metres" is a compound modifier. Various style standards (as a tech writer, I've searched for and found several, and they're predominantly in agreement) agree that compound modifiers using a number and a unit (when the unit is not abbreviated) should be hyphenated. Furthermore, in normal speech and writing, noun modifiers generally take a singular form (two-person job, five-gallon bag, auto repair, trinket store, four-door sedan, etc.). Thus, I propose that the page be moved to "4 × 100-metre relay." Is there an existing Wikipedia style standard that contradicts this? Holy (talk) 18:28, 15 August 2012 (UTC)