Usain clocks fastest ever relay split of 8.65 secs

Usain clocks fastest ever relay split of 8.65 secs

2nd May 2015 – The Jamaica – USA 4x100m rivalry continued at the IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas with USA overturning a seven year Jamaican winning streak to come out on top in a fast 37.36 secs.   Usain anchored a Jamaican quartet of Nesta Carter, Kemar Bailey-Cole and Nichael Ashmeade to silver in 37.68 secs.  There was some individual consolation for Usain as his final 100m split was timed at 8.65 secs which is the fastest ever recorded in a relay.  Asafa Powell had previously clocked 8.68 secs at the 2012 Olympic Games in Beijing while Usain’s best time was 8.70 secs at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

  • FRANK

    Bolt got 8.69 in Moscow too

  • AaronW95

    Asafa powell never ran the relay at London (2012), he ran the relay in Beijing (2008).

  • AaronW95

    2012 London Olympic games in bejing??

  • Disco Hire London

    Great to see the Fastest Man in the world still breaking records http://discohire.london

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  • Stephanie

    Bolt better stop all the promotion events and concentrate on the 100 and 200 because Justin Gatlin is running like a man on “something” perhaps he has been eating his Wheaties. LOL

  • aha

    WR splits; 8.65secs….Mmmmmm …trust me Justin you wont catch Bolt in Bejing in August 2015, Usain gonna turn on the burners!

  • Real Mckoy

    Justin is going to run himself into a fit,,bolt is gonna fry his chest

  • caribsport

    Usain – My heartiest congratulations on that emphatic 100m win at the IAAF World Championship in Beijing. This is a triumph for track and field and the stuff that legends are made of. Much respect. [Caribbean Sports Journal] @caribsport

  • Sasha Strachan

    This time is amazing, had I been aware of this last week, I wouldn’t have been so nervous about the World Championships. However, someone needs to fire the writer. Who is Assad Powell? “was timing at”? And how exactly were the 2012 Olympic Games held in Beijing? You can’t have such shoddy reporting on the official website of the greatest sprinter ever born

    • Octavian Alexander

      Assad Powell is Colin Powell’s grandson by Syria’s president’s father’s daughter.