Blake and the Boys set New World Record at IAAF World Relays Championships

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(Reuters) – Yohan Blake and a speedy Jamaican 4×200 metres relay team did not need Usain Bolt to add to the island nation’s collection of world records on Saturday.

Blake, the world’s second fastest 200 metres runner behind Bolt, turned on the jets and anchored Jamaica to a world record one minute, 18.63 seconds at the inaugural IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas.

The sizzling performance took 0.05 seconds off a 20-year-old record held by a Carl Lewis-anchored American team in 1994.

“We knew we could come here and get this medal and world record,” said Blake, whose training partner Bolt holds both the 100 and 200m world records and Olympic titles but has not run this year.

“It feels very good enough I think that we could have gone faster,” added 100m Olympic silver medallist Blake.

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