Kenyan women break 4×1500 metres relay world record in Bahamas

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Hellen Obiri-anchored team
photo courtesy-iaaf.org

NASSAU Bahamas (Reuters) – Kenya’s women shattered their world record in the infrequently run 4×1500 metres relay when they clocked 16 minutes, 33.58 seconds at the inaugural IAAF World Relays on Saturday.

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The Hellen Obiri-anchored team crushed the previous record of 17:05.72 that a different Kenyan squad had set in Nairobi last month.

The United States also dipped under the former record as the Americans ran 16:55.23 with Australia placing third in 17:08.65.

-euronews.com

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