brazier pleased after anchoring usa to win at iaaf world relays

16:00    13 May 2019

Donavan Brazier (L) and Ce'Aira Brown
Middle-distance runner Donavan Brazier was delighted after anchoring the USA to victory in the mixed 2x2x400m at the 2019 IAAF World Relays Yokohama.

The USA duo of Donavan Brazier and Ce'Aira Brown took the 2x2x400m relay at the Yokohama Stadium in Japan on Saturday.

Brazier took command for good off of the final bend en route to a convincing 3:36.92 victory.
“I love this event,” said Brazier, who’ll split a US$25,000 winner’s check with Brown. “Technically this was a world record.”

Technically it is not according to the IAAF website, but it does set the bar as the fastest performance of its kind.

Australia was second in 3:37.61, while Japan finished third in 3:38.36.

The USA also won the 4x400m with the team comprising of My'Lik Kerley, Joanna Atkins, Jasmine Blocker, Dontavius Wright, Brionna Thomas and Olivia Baker.

Furthermore, the USA's Christina Clemons, Freddie Crittenden, Sharika Nelvis, Devon Allen, Queen Harrison and Ryan Fontenot won the Shuttle hurdles relay.

The IAAF World Relays are taking place in Japan from May 11 to May 12, 2019.

 

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