Last Updated on November 17, 2012 by Jimson Lee
I am so used to watching a College or High school 4×200 meters using a 3 turn Stagger that when I saw this video, I had to point out how they used a 1 turn Stagger with World class sprinters!
This is a video of Michael Johnson’s last European race, a 4x200m in Berlin 2001.
In 2001, Johnson ran mostly relays in his “farewell tour” and bypassed the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton.
Watch how the first leg cuts inside for the pole position with a mid-20 second speed for the 200 meters.
My guess is the International track at the Berlin Stadium did not have the proper staggers on the track, so they used the 800 meters markers. A 4×100 meter is a 2 turn stagger.
UPDATE: Sorry, the video is no longer on YouTube.