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Richard Martin

Richard Martin - Départ

The 4x100m relay, introduced at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, embodies the essence of collective sprinting. This moment where individual ambitions, whether fulfilled or disappointed, merge into a team effort, requires perfect synchronization. Passing the baton at the right time and place is crucial, as the slightest mistake can cost the victory.

This event has provided a grand stage for the greatest sprinters in history. Legends like Carl Lewis and Usain Bolt, and female icons such as Allyson Felix and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, have lit up the track with their performances. The 4x100m relay is much more than just a race; it is a spectacle of speed, technique, and collective strategy.

Each relay is a symphony where four athletes succeed each other in perfect harmony, their common goal surpassing individual aspirations. Success lies in the ability of each runner to blend into the collective effort, synchronizing their movements to ensure a smooth and fast baton exchange.

The 4x100m is a discipline where team cohesion is as important as individual speed. This is what makes this event the pinnacle of sprint competitions, a true challenge of coordination and shared excellence.