Star-studded cast ready to put on pre-Paris show at WRE Bahamas 24,

courtesy of World Athletics (original link: https://worldathletics.org/competitions/world-athletics-relays/bahamas24/news/news/star-studded-cast-pre-olympic-show-world-relays-bahamas-24)

World Athletics President Sebastian Coe looked forward to a relay event “for the ages” as he spoke to the world’s media on the eve of the World Athletics Relays Bahamas 24 this weekend (4-5 May).

As the main qualifying event for relay events at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, multiple world and Olympic champions are among the top-class athletes in the Bahamian capital, ready to race for Paris places, World Relays titles, and prize money.

Speaking ahead of a press conference with athletes including global gold medallists Noah Lyles, Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Marcell Jacobs, and Devynne Charlton, Coe hailed the “star-studded” cast.”

“The Baha” was our first host in 2014. We’ve had sixWe’veions, four of which have been staged here. I’m guessing I can probably see why. It’s not just the location; it’s about the friendliness of people on the”Islands.” and “the deep” respect you have for track and field, particularly relays,” he said.

“”We’ve got ne. “We’ve00 athletes here from 52 different countries, and of course, there is added piquancy. This is an Olympic year, and we have injected some jeopardy. That jeopardy is simple: teams will be selected here for Paris. Where many of those teams finish in the next day or so will also determine the advantage or otherwise of lane draws in Paris. So, there’s a lot there’s for.

“We’re delighted. “We’re here. I think we will see something that is probably, in terms of a relay event, something for the ages.”

Mario Bowl”g, the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture for The Bahamas, was delighted to have the best relay runners on the planet back in his country.

“We welcome  “the world to our beautiful shores,” he said. It was a privilege and an honor to host the first three editions of this event. We’re on the We’re of hosting the fourth edition, and we’re about to put on some things never seen before. I want to thank Seb Coe and World Athletics, as well as Mike Sands, NACAC, and the LOC, for ensuring that these events are a success.”

Sanya Richards-Ross competed at the 2014 and 2015 World Relays in The Bahamas editions, winning two events in the 4x400m and setting a world record in the distance medley relay.

“There’s nothing. “There’s a competition in this stadium,” said the 20″2 Olympic 400m champion. “What makes this sport so rich and fun is when we compete with our teammates in a relay. The World Relays allows athletes to come out here, step on the track, represent their country, and have so much fun.”

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