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In today’s Physical Education Class class, we will be learning about Relay Race
It is normal to find a team of four runners running equal distances, generally 100m and 400m each, while passing a baton to one another on a rolling start, in a Relay Race.
A relay race is an event where a team of four athletes run equal predetermined distances in a sprint race, each passing a rod-like object called the ‘baton’ to the next person to continue the race. The last runner in a relay is called the ‘anchor’.
There are also other types of relays – like sprint medley relays (where each runner runs progressively longer distances like 200m, 400m, 800 metres and so on), long distance relays (which have more than five legs) and cross-country relays.
The 4x100m relay is an event where a relay team of four members each run a distance of 100m in a single designated lane.
During each leg run, the athlete has to carry a baton and hand it over to the next team member.
The baton exchange has to happen within a 20m changeover box, located 10m before and 10m after the start of each leg, starting from the second relay runner.
A team can be disqualified if any member drops the baton during the handover or if the handover occurs outside the designated area. The runner finishing the race will generally be the fastest sprinter in a team.
The rules for the 4x400m relay are largely similar to the 4x100m relays.
The team members cover a distance of 400m each before passing on the baton to the next team member, within the same 20m designated changeover area.
However, there is one key difference. While the first member runs 400m in a single designated lane, the subsequent members of a team can interchange lanes starting from the back-straight halfway through the second leg.
In summary, 400m runners compete for the inside line, which is the shortest route to the finish line. In this race, four athletes run equal predetermined distances in a sprint race, each passing a rod-like object called the ‘baton’ to the next person to continue the race.
What is a Relay Race?
How many Athletes participate in a Relay Race?
List three things that are important to have in a Relay Race.
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