by Desmond G. Palmer, posted on 4/15/2012
| Jamaica’s Racers Track Club sprint relay team ran a world leading time at the University of Technology Track and Field Classics in Kingston yesterday to defeat its archrival MVP Club. The Racers squad of Mario Forsythe, World 100m champion Yohan Blake, Kimmari Roach and Olympic double sprint champion and World 200m champion Usain Bolt (in that running order) clocked 37.82secs to erase the 38.46 record held by MVP. In placing second, the MVP quartet of Britain's Dwayne Chambers, Michael Frater, Nesta Carter and Asafa Powell also broke the old record in 38.27.
With the two top-ranking teams approaching the final exchange, Carter managed to cut the lead by Racers’ Kimari Roach. But Powell’s early departure before Carter reached him resulted in a poor exchange as Powell was forced to decelerate to take the baton. Meanwhile, Bolt, next to him on his right, had a smooth pass as he collected the baton first and glided away.
Completing the line-up were UTech Jamaica (3rd) 38.99, Swept Track Club (4th) 39.00, UTech Track Club (5th) 39.85, G.C. Foster College (6th) 40.46, Portmore Track Club (7th) 43.20, Upcomers (8th) 44.68.
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