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Useful info on this video for coaching the 4 x 200m.

Athletics Ireland Relay Document

Useful document with specific info for 4 x 100, 4 x 200, and 4 x 400.

Following is excerpt for 4 x 200.

  • The 4 x 200 metre indoor relay challenges 4 athletes to run 800 metres as quickly as possible.
  • Each team member runs 200 metres.
  • The lead-off runner carries the baton in their right hand.
  • The 2nd, 3rd and 4th leg runners receive the baton in their left hand.
  • They then change the baton to their right hand before the first bend.
  • All baton exchanges must take place within the 20 metre exchange zone.
  • The outgoing runner shows a clear open hand for the incoming runner.
  • The outgoing runner faces the infield.
  • The 1st runner stays in their lane.
  • The 2nd runner cuts in after the first bend.
  • The lane order for the 3rd and 4th leg runners is determined by their team’s position at the 100 metre mark.

Download the full document below.

Open Relay Document