Asher-Smith, Adeleke, Thomas and Alfred combine to establish new world’s best in 4x200m at Texas Relays

By Sports Desk April 02, 2024
From left: Lanae-Tava Thomas, Julien Alfred, DIna Asher-Smith and Rhasidat Adeleke. From left: Lanae-Tava Thomas, Julien Alfred, DIna Asher-Smith and Rhasidat Adeleke.

An international quartet of Dina Asher-Smith, Rhasidat Adeleke, Lanae-Tava Thomas and Julien Alfred combined to clock a new world’s best 1:27.05 4x200m at the Texas Relays in Austin on Saturday.

Britain’s 2019 world champion Asher-Smith ran the first leg before handing the baton to Ireland’s Adeleke. Jamaica’s Thomas took on the third leg and then Saint Lucia’s world indoor 60m champion Alfred ran the anchor, her split time reported as 20.8.

While the mark cannot count as a world record as the athletes represent different nations, their 1:27.05 is faster than the world record of 1:27.46 set by USA in 2000.

“I think it was just a matter of trusting each other and running our own race,” Alfred said after the race.

 

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