EUGENE, Oregon (July 23) — The United States powered into the final of the men’s 4x400m relay with an impressive 2:58.96 to win the first heat at the World Athletics Championships 2022 here at Hayward Field on Saturday (23).
The squad of Elija Godwin, Vernon Norwood, Bryce Deadmon, and Trevor Bassitt ran unmatched in the heats to set a season-best and qualify for the final with the fastest time and was the only team to run under 3:00.00 in the qualifiers.
World 400 meters champion Michael Norman and the fourth-place finisher, Champion Allison, will come in for the final. Read more: USA, Great Britain, Jamaica advance to women’s 4x400m final – World Athletics Championships
Japan was also impressive when finishing second to the USA with a time of 3:01.53 –beating the likes of Jamaica (3:01.59) and Trinidad and Tobago (3:02.75) which also advanced to the final.
The second semis went to Belgium after the team clocked 3:01.96 to defeat the Czech Republic which equaled the national record with 3:02.42, while Poland ran 3:02.51 and France (3:03.13) also advanced to the final.
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4X400 METRES RELAY MEN HEAT 1 RESULTS
Julian Jrummi WALSH
Yuki Joseph NAKAJIMA
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Dwight ST. HILLAIRE
Muhammed Anas YAHIYA
Muhammed Ajmal VARIYATHODI
4X400 METRES RELAY MEN HEAT 2 RESULTS