Answer: when it’s a European junior indoor record. It wasn’t widely publicised at the time, but a couple of years ago European Athletics decided to scrap the existing set of European junior indoor records and start afresh. Well, I say start afresh; what they actually did was take the 10th-best performance on the European junior indoor all-time list at that moment in time, and then any performance that subsequently bettered that mark would be ratified as a ...

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  Here are the top 100 women’s 4x400m relay splits, using information from Peter Larsson’s superb website, alltime-athletics.com. The columns are sortable, so you can rank them by time, name, country or relay leg. The top 100 men’s 4x400m relay splits are here. SplitAthleteNationLegRace 47.6Jarmila KratochvílováTCH4Athens 1982 47.70Marita KochGDR4Erfurt 1984 47.75Jarmila KratochvílováTCH4Helsinki 1983 47.80Olga BryzginaURS4Seoul 1988 47.8Jarmila KratochvílováTCH4London 1983 47.82Olga Nazarova IIURS2Seoul 1988 47.9Marita KochGDR4Athens 1982 47.9Marita KochGDR4Canberra 1985 47.9Jarmila KratochvílováTCH4Frankfurt 1981 47.9Jarmila KratochvílováTCH4Pescara 1981 48.01Allyson FelixUSA2Osaka 2007 48.08Florence Griffith-JoynerUSA4Seoul 1988 48.12Jarmila KratochvílováTCH4Rome 1981 48.2Allyson FelixUSA2London 2012 48.2Marita KochGDR4Montreal 1979 48.21Marita KochGDR4Stuttgart 1986 48.27Marita KochGDR4Moscow 1980 48.4Tatána ...

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  Here are the top 100 men’s 4x400m relay splits, using information from Peter Larsson’s superb website, alltime-athletics.com. The columns are sortable, so you can rank them by time, name, country or relay leg. The top 100 women’s 4x400m relay splits are here. SplitAthleteNationLegRace 42.91Michael JohnsonUSA4Stuttgart 1993 42.93Jeremy WarinerUSA4Osaka 2007 43.1Quincy WattsUSA2Barcelona 1992 43.18Jeremy WarinerUSA4Beijing 2008 43.2Ronald FreemanUSA2Mexico City 1968 43.2Jeremy WarinerUSA2Austin 2006 43.3Demetrius PinderBAH2London 2012 43.36Harry ReynoldsUSA3Stuttgart 1993 43.4Quincy WattsUSA2Tokyo 1991 43.41Tony McQuayUSA3London 2012 43.42Christopher BrownBAH4Helsinki 2005 43.49Jeremy WarinerUSA4Helsinki 2005 43.49Darold WilliamsonUSA4Sacramento 2005 43.5Julius SangKEN4Munich 1972 43.5Michael JohnsonUSA4Durham 1990 43.5Michael JohnsonUSA4Des Moines 1988 43.5Steve LewisUSA4Barcelona ...

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More than a decade ago, I purchased the domain runjumpthrow.com. I didn’t have any real plan for it at the time, but I thought that it would be a desirable web address to have if ever I had an athletics-related Eureka moment. I’ve had a couple of ideas for it since then, but nothing that I felt was truly worth pursuing. So instead of forking out more money to renew it for another 10 years, I’ve ...

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  Up until recently, Track and Field News had maintained a top-100 list of the best all-round male sprinters. That same list prompted me to producing a similar one for female sprinters, but I recently noticed that T&FN‘s list had been reduced to 25. So, for the sake of equality, I’ve taken it upon myself to get the men’s list back up to 100, bringing it up to date with the latest version of the IAAF scoring ...

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