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Jamaica breaks the Penn Relays and Franklin Field record with a 37.90 victory (was 37.92 set in 2009 by Walter Dix, Travis Padgett, Shawn Crawford, Darvis Patton).
It was reported Usain Bolt’s Anchor Leg was 8.71 seconds.
Fastest 100 meter split ever recorded?
At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Asafa Powell’s split time was recorded at 8.70 seconds by the USTAF High Performance Registered Split Analysis team.
Other Anchor Splits
At the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Asafa Powell’s anchor split was 8.84 seconds.
Carl Lewis’ anchor leg at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics was 8.85 en route to a World Record of 37.40 seconds.
“Bullet” Bob Hayes recorded a 8.5 second (hand time) 4×100 meter anchor relay leg at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Converted to FAT, that translates to 8.74 seconds.
Partial results here…
USA vs. the World Men 4×100 (full results here)
- Jamaica Gold 37.90 (Mario Forsythe, Yohan Blake, Marvin Anderson, Usain Bolt)
- USA Blue 38.33 (Walter Dix, Mike Rodgers, Shawn Crawford, Ivory Williams)
- USA Red 38.50 (Ryan Bailey, Travis Padgett, Doc Patton, Rae Edwards)
USA vs. the World Women 4×100 (full results here)
- USA Blue 42.74 (Lisa Barber, Allyson Felix, Mikele Barber, Carmelita Jeter)
- Jamaica 42.94 (Simone Facey, Kerron Stewart, Sherone Simpson, Shelly-Ann Fraser)
- USA Red 43.69 (Tiffany Ofili, Virginia Crawford, Rachelle Boone-Smith, Alexandria Anderson)
Usain Bolt Penn Relays Video
UPDATE: Check back on this site in a few hours for the latest Video of Usain Bolt at the Penn Relays