2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay

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Events at the
2010 IAAF World Indoor
Championships

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Track events
60 m   men   women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m men women
60 m hurdles men women
4×400 m relay men women
Field events
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
Shot put men women
Combined events
Pentathlon women
Heptathlon men

The men's 4x400 metres relay competition at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships was held at the ASPIRE Dome on 13 and 14 March.

In the first heat the United States and Jamaica took the top two spots as expected, shortly followed by the Dominican Republic in a national record time of 3:06.30. In the second heat, a clash between Vladimir Antmanis and Marcin Marciniszyn resulted in a baton drop by Russia, which eventually cost them a place in the final. Belgium won heat two but the initial second placers Botswana (which ran an African record of 3:09.60) were later disqualified for a baton exchange outside of the legal zone. The Bahamas benefited from the disqualification and the Dominican Republic and Great Britain entered the final as the fastest losers.[1]

In the final the following day, the United States eased to victory courtesy of strong running from Jamaal Torrance on the first leg and a series of good changeovers – their world leading time of 3:03.40 was three seconds ahead of the rest of the field. Belgium were the next team to finish, scoring a national record 3:06.94 on the way to the country's first ever medal in the event. The other teams suffered a more hectic race: the Bahamas' chances were spoilt when Andretti Bain went down on the track with an injury and Jamaica had a similar fate as Sanjay Ayre pulled up with an injury. A poor, late baton exchange between Félix Sánchez and Yoel Tapia on the anchor leg caused them to be disqualified, giving the bronze medal to Great Britain.[2]

Medalists[edit]

Bershawn Jackson anchored the United States to the gold medal.
Gold Silver Bronze
Jamaal Torrance
Greg Nixon
Tavaris Tate
Bershawn Jackson
 United States
Cedric van Branteghem
Kévin Borlée
Antoine Gillet
Jonathan Borlée
 Belgium
Conrad Williams
Nigel Levine
Christopher Clarke
Richard Buck
 Great Britain

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships
World record  United States (USA) 3:02.83 Maebashi, Japan 7 March 1999
Championship record  United States (USA) 3:02.83 Maebashi, Japan 7 March 1999
World Leading Texas A&M University 3:04.86 College Station, United States 30 January 2010
African record  Nigeria (NGR) 3:09.76 Lisbon, Portugal 10 March 2001
Asian record  Japan (JPN) 3:05.90 Maebashi, Japan 6 March 1999
European record  Poland (POL) 3:03.01 Maebashi, Japan 7 March 1999
North and Central American
and Caribbean record
 United States (USA) 3:02.83 Maebashi, Japan 7 March 1999
Oceanian Record  Australia (AUS) 3:08.49 Seville, Spain 10 March 1991
South American record  Brazil (BRA) 3:10.50 Paris, France 8 March 1997

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
March 13, 2010 10:00 Heats
March 14, 2010 18:50 Final

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

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

Rank Heat Nation Athletes Time Notes
1 1  United States Greg Nixon, LeJerald Betters, Tavaris Tate, Kerron Clement 3:05.78 Q, SB
2 1  Jamaica Edino Steele, Sanjay Ayre, Lancford Davis, Ricardo Chambers 3:06.03 Q, SB
3 1  Dominican Republic Arismendy Peguero, Alvin Harrison, Félix Sánchez, Yoel Tapia 3:06.30 q, NR
1 2  Belgium Jonathan Borlée, Antoine Gillet, Nils Duerinck, Kevin Borlée 3:08.84 Q, PB
5 1  Great Britain Conrad Williams, Nigel Levine, Luke Lennon-Ford, Christopher Clarke 3:09.59 q, SB
6 2  Bahamas Michael Mathieu, La'Sean Pickstock, Juan Lewis, Andretti Bain 3:09.68 Q, SB
7 1  Czech Republic Jiří Vojtík, Josef Prorok, Pavel Jirán, Theodor Jareš 3:09.76 SB
8 2  Russia Maksim Dyldin, Valentin Kruglyakov, Vladimir Antmanis, Dmitry Buryak 3:09.86 SB
9 2  Poland Piotr Klimczak, Marcin Sobiech, Marcin Marciniszyn, Kamil Budziejewski 3:09.86 SB
10 2  France Richard Maunier, Yannick Fonsat, Hugo Grillas, Nicolas Fillon 3:11.40 SB
11 1  Ireland Nick Hogan, Brian Gregan, Brian Murphy, Billy Ryan 3:13.00 SB
12 2  Botswana Pako Seribe, Isaac Makwala, Thapelo Ketlogetswe, Sakaria Kamberuka DQ

Final[edit]

Kévin Borlée helped Belgium to the silver in record time
Rank Nation Athletes Time Notes
Gold medal icon.svg  United States Jamaal Torrance, Greg Nixon, Tavaris Tate, Bershawn Jackson 3:03.40 WL
Silver medal icon.svg  Belgium Cedric van Branteghem, Kévin Borlée, Antoine Gillet, Jonathan Borlée 3:06.94 NR
Bronze medal icon.svg  Great Britain Conrad Williams, Nigel Levine, Christopher Clarke, Richard Buck 3:07.52 SB
6  Dominican Republic Arismendy Peguero, Alvin Harrison, Félix Sánchez, Yoel Tapia DQ
6  Bahamas Michael Mathieu, Andretti Bain, La'Sean Pickstock, Chris Brown DNF
6  Jamaica Edino Steele, Sanjay Ayre, Lancford Davis, Ricardo Chambers DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arcoleo, Laura (2010-03-13). EVENT REPORT - MEN's 4x400 Metres Relay Heats . IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-17.
  2. ^ Arcoleo, Laura (2010-03-14). EVENT REPORT - MEN's 4x400 Metres Relay Final. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-17.