Jamaica could close next year’s IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea in a blaze of glory and a world record after a change in the schedule of the event which sees the women’s and men’s 4x100m relays ending the nine-day meet.
The new schedule, which was first released in April and amended last month, will see both rounds of the sprint relays being run on the final day of the championships.
Traditionally, the finals of the men’s and women’s mile relays (4x400m) are the closing track events at the meet, but will be run earlier. The men’s race is set for day seven, with the women’s equivalent set for the following day — the second-to-last of the meet.
Jamaica’s men hold the 4x100m world record of 37.10 seconds set at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, as well as the second fastest time (37.31) in history in winning the event at the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany.