A race of this type is characterized not only by being divided into four, but also because two of the athletes run in a curve and the other two in straight. It is important to keep this in mind to know how to choose the best candidate for each section of 스포츠중계, taking into account the qualities of each one.
There are many categories within relay races, however the best known are the so-called 4 x 100 and 4 x 400. There are also other modalities such as competitions of 4 x 60, 4 x 80 and 4 x 300, for younger’s, children and cadets, respectively.
The 4×100 meters flat
The 4×100 m is a relay race that is part of both the Olympic calendar and the official events.
It consists of a test in which four runners are relieved, in which each of them completes a distance of 100 m.
The first of them leaves the starting line of 400 m, while the rest are located in a margin of 20 m in each subdivision of 100 m of the track. The witness must be exchanged within the limits of that margin and to make the change as quickly as possible, the athlete waiting for the witness begins to run a little inside the margin when the witness carrier approaches. This change is made with both runners already in the race, by hand changed and in a blind way for the receiver.
The 4×400 meters flat
The 4×400 is the other official test of the Olympic Games and of the absolute level competitions that are official. As the 4×100 m are also belongs to the relay racing modality.
It is very similar to the 4×100 m, but with an increase in the distance to travel, since in each runner is a complete return to the track, and upon completion gives the baton to the next teammate in the same way as in the 4×100 m, except that in the 4×400 there is no pre-zone, that is, the athlete who receives the witness must accelerate in the same zone of transfer of the witness.
In the 4×100 m, each reliever ran each post on its respective street, but in the 4×400, the first reliever runs on his street, the second does the same, but when he reaches the end of the first corner, he can take free street, what the relievers will go all together on the street that is more inland. From there, the other two relievers will also go on the free street and will be placed to receive the witness in the first street depending on the circumstances and the position of those who carry the baton in hand and are finishing the round complete