2013 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay

The men's 4 x 400 metres relay at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Luzhniki Stadium on 15–16 August.

Men's 4 x 400 metres relay
at the 2013 World Championships
USA 4x400 m Moscow 2013.jpg
Gold medal winners
VenueLuzhniki Stadium
Dates15 (heats) & 16 August (final)
Competitors96 from 24 nations
Winning time2:58.71
Medalists
gold medal 
silver medal 
bronze medal 
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The United States dominated, taking the lead from the start and never looking back, but not with the overwhelming show of force of some past championships. David Verburg passed first to silver medalist Tony McQuay who broke first and stayed out of traffic. Behind them, the race was quite competitive, with Russia's Maksim Dyldin closing the first lap in a rush then Lev Mosin running a strong curve to close off the break. Great Britain's Martyn Rooney had to go wide around the turn to pass the Russians, only to be passed himself by Belgium's Kevin Borlée. After Jonathan had led off, he passed to a third Borlée, Dylan. The team of brothers pulled to within two meters of the leading Americans with 500 meters to go, but then the gap widened to five meters. With gold medalist LaShawn Merritt pulling away, Russia's Vladimir Krasnov quickly passed Belgium's Will Owoye at the handoff. Down the backstretch Jamaica's Javon Francis passed Great Britain, Belgium and Russia to move into second. Krasnov came back but Francis held him off at the line to take silver.

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:

World record   United States
(Andrew Valmon, Quincy Watts, Harry Reynolds, Michael Johnson)
2:54.29   Stuttgart, Germany 22 August 1993
Championship record   United States
(Andrew Valmon, Quincy Watts, Harry Reynolds, Michael Johnson)
2:54.29   Stuttgart, Germany 22 August 1993
World Leading   United States
(Torrin Lawrence, Manteo Mitchell, Bershawn Jackson, Tony McQuay)
3:00.91   Philadelphia, PA, United States 27 April 2013
African Record   Nigeria
(Clement Chukwu, Jude Monye, Sunday Bada, Enefiok Udo-Obong)
2:58.68   Sydney, Australia 30 September 2000
Asian Record   Japan
(Shunji Karube, Koji Ito, Jun Osakada, Shigekazu Omori)
3:00.76   Atlanta, GA, United States 3 August 1996
North, Central American and Caribbean record   United States
(Andrew Valmon, Quincy Watts, Harry Reynolds, Michael Johnson)
2:54.29   Stuttgart, Germany 22 August 1993
South American Record   Brazil
(Eronilde de Araújo, Cleverson da Silva, Claudinei da Silva, Sanderlei Parrela)
2:58.56   Winnipeg, Canada 30 July 1999
European Record   Great Britain
(Iwan Thomas, Mark Richardson, Jamie Baulch, Roger Black)
2:56.60   Atlanta, GA, United States 3 August 1996
Oceanian record   Australia
(Bruce Frayne, Gary Minihan, Richard Mitchell, Darren Clark)
2:59.70   Los Angeles, CA, United States 11 August 1984

Qualification standardsEdit

A time B time
3:05.00

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
15 August 2013 19:05 Heats
16 August 2013 21:30 Final

All times are local times (UTC+4)

ResultsEdit

KEY: q Fastest non-qualifiers Q Qualified NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best

HeatsEdit

Qualification: First 2 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) advanced to the final.[1]

Rank Heat Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
1 2 4   United States (USA) James Harris, David Verburg, Joshua Mance, Arman Hall 2:59.85 Q, WL
2 1 5   Jamaica (JAM) Rusheen McDonald, Javere Bell, Edino Steele, Javon Francis 3:00.41 Q
3 2 7   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) Renny Quow, Jarrin Solomon, Lalonde Gordon, Deon Lendore 3:00.48 Q, SB
4 1 2   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) Conrad Williams, Michael Bingham, Jamie Bowie, Martyn Rooney 3:00.50 Q, SB
5 2 5   Belgium (BEL) Antoine Gillet, Jonathan Borlée, Dylan Borlée, Kevin Borlée 3:00.81 q, SB
6 2 8   Brazil (BRA) Pedro Luiz de Oliveira, Wagner Cardoso, Anderson Henriques, Hugo de Sousa 3:01.09 q, SB
7 2 3   Poland (POL) Kacper Kozłowski, Rafał Omelko, Łukasz Krawczuk, Marcin Marciniszyn 3:01.73 SB
8 3 6   Russia (RUS) Maksim Dyldin, Lev Mosin, Sergey Petukhov, Vladimir Krasnov 3:01.81 Q, SB
9 1 6   Venezuela (VEN) Arturo Ramírez, Alberto Aguilar, José Meléndez, Freddy Mezones 3:02.04 SB
10 1 7   Japan (JPN) Kengo Yamazaki, Yuzo Kanemaru, Hideyuki Hirose, Hiroyuki Nakano 3:02.43 SB
11 3 3   Australia (AUS) Steven Solomon, Craig Burns, Alexander Beck, Tristan Thomas 3:02.48 Q, SB
12 3 2   Germany (GER) David Gollnow, Eric Krüger, Thomas Schneider, Jonas Plass 3:02.62 SB
13 3 7   Bahamas (BAH) Chris Brown, Wesley Neymour, LaToy Williams, O'Jay Ferguson 3:02.67
14 1 8   Dominican Republic (DOM) Arismendy Peguero, Gustavo Cuesta, Yon Soriano, Luguelín Santos 3:03.61
15 3 1   Italy (ITA) Marco Lorenzi, Isalbet Juarez, Eusebio Haliti, Matteo Galvan 3:03.88 SB
16 1 3   Spain (ESP) Roberto Briones, Samuel García, Mark Ujakpor, Pau Fradera 3:04.07 SB
17 3 4   Cuba (CUB) Yoandys Lescay, Raidel Acea, Orestes Rodríguez, Osmaidel Pellicier 3:04.26
18 1 1   Nigeria (NGR) Noah Akwu, Abiola Onakoya, Tobi Ogunmola, Isah Salihu 3:04.52
19 3 5   Czech Republic (CZE) Daniel Němeček, Pavel Maslák, Petr Lichý, Jan Tesař 3:04.54 SB
20 3 8   Saudi Arabia (KSA) Ismail Al-Sabani, Yousef Masrahi, Mohamed Ali Al-Bishi, Mohammed Al-Salhi 3:04.55
21 2 6   Ukraine (UKR) Vitaliy Butrym, Myhaylo Knysh, Yevhen Hutsol, Volodymyr Burakov 3:04.98 SB
22 1 4   Botswana (BOT) Pako Seribe, Obakeng Ngwigwa, Isaac Makwala, Thapelo Ketlogetswe 3:05.74 SB
23 2 1   Kenya (KEN) Mike Mokamba Nyang'Au, Alphas Kishoyian, Anthony Chemut, Moses Kipkorir Kertich 3:06.29 SB
24 2 2   Sri Lanka (SRI) Priyashantha Dulan, Dilhan Aloka, Chanaka Kalawala, Kasun Kalhar Seneviratne 3:06.59

FinalEdit

The final was started at 21:30.[2]

Rank Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
  5   United States (USA) David Verburg, Tony McQuay, Arman Hall, LaShawn Merritt 2:58.71 WL
  4   Jamaica (JAM) Rusheen McDonald, Edino Steele, Omar Johnson, Javon Francis 2:59.88 SB
DQ 6   Russia (RUS) Maksim Dyldin, Lev Mosin, Sergey Petukhov, Vladimir Krasnov 2:59.90 SB
3 7   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) Conrad Williams, Martyn Rooney, Michael Bingham, Nigel Levine 3:00.88
4 1   Belgium (BEL) Jonathan Borlée, Kevin Borlée, Dylan Borlée, Will Owoye 3:01.02
5 3   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) Renny Quow, Lalonde Gordon, Jehue Gordon, Jarrin Solomon 3:01.74
6 2   Brazil (BRA) Pedro Luiz de Oliveira, Wagner Cardoso, Anderson Henriques, Hugo de Sousa 3:02.19
7 8   Australia (AUS) Steven Solomon, Alexander Beck, Craig Burns, Tristan Thomas 3:02.26 SB

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