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Brussels eyes another historic World relay record

The Belgacom Memorial Van Damme following a successful bid in 2006 edition by a Kenyan quartet on the World record for the 4x800m Relay, has lined up an attack on the 4x1500m global mark for the 33rd edition of the meeting on Friday 5 September.

In 2006, a Kenya squad led home by the future Olympic 800m champion Wilfred Bungei brought the baton across in 7:02.43, so over-turning the World 4x800m record which had stood to a British team which included Steve Cram and Sebastian Coe since 1982.

That achievement was historic in itself but the World 4×1500 metres Relay record which will be targeted by a, as yet unnamed, Kenyan line-up at the ÅF Golden League meeting on Friday is the oldest official IAAF World record….Read More

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