current world record in athletics – Mixed
|4×400 m relay||3:09.34||Wilbert London|
|USA||29 September 2019||World Championships||Doha||QAT||||||P|
World records for athletics in the sports of track and field, road running and racewalking are ratified by World Athletics.
A Brief History: Track and field was first started in Greece and is one of the oldest sports in history. It was one of the ancient Olympic events at the time. According to records, the first Olympic race was in Greece in 776 B.C. with a track of 600 feet long, unlike today’s standard track of 400 meters (approx. 1312 feet).
Usain Bolt was the first man ever to win three consecutive gold medals in the 100-meter race.
The Olympic 100-meter race determines who is the “fastest man on earth.” Usain Bolt had a record time of 9.81 seconds in the 2016 Rio Olympics and owns the all-time record with a time of 9.58 seconds.
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