Kenya Sets 4×1500m World Records, Team Nigeria Claim 4×400m Bronze in Nassau

Kenya set new world record times in the men and women’s events of the 4×1500m at the IAAF World relays in Nassau, Bahamas.

The men’s time of 14 minutes 22.22 seconds beat the previous mark of 14:36.23, set by Germany in 1977, while the women beat the previous mark by over half a minute.

Team Nigeria women picked up their first medal in the 4×400m in a Season’s Best time of 3 minutes 23.41 secs, as the USA and Jamaica claimed Gold and Silver.

Team Nigeria Women's Relay Team Finished 3rd in the 4X400m in Nassau.
Team Nigeria Women’s Relay Team Finished 3rd in the 4X400m in Nassau.

The women’s 4×200m team- led by Blessing Okagbare, including Regina George, Endurance Abinuwa and Gloria Asumnu- despite clocking a new National Record time of 1:33.71secs; finished a disappointing seventh in Sunday’s finale.

Abogunloko Bukola, Abuga Folasade, Patience Okon George, Omolara Omotoso helped Nigeria pick up her only medal in the inaugural championships.

Team Nigeria 4×100m men failed to make it past the heats, in a race which Yohan Blake led Jamaica to victory.

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