# How do you run a 4×4 relay?

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## How do you run a 4×4 relay?

In parallel with the 4×100 meter relay, the starting or 1st leg of the 4×400 meter relay will employ starting blocks to begin the race. Following the 1st leg, the remaining 2nd, 3rd, and 4th legs will exchange the baton within the designated exchange zone—with the outgoing runner continuing to run their 400 meter leg.

## How long is the takeover zone of 4 by 400 meter relay?

30m long
The takeover zone is 30m long, of which the scratch line is 20m from the start of the zone (marked with blue tick). Measurements are for a standard 400m track with straights of 84.39m and bends with a 36.50m radius. The stagger for the start of the 4x200m in lanes is double the 400m start line stagger.

Which leg should the fastest in a relay?

The anchor leg is the final position in a relay race. Typically, the anchor leg of a relay is given to the fastest or most experienced competitor on a team. The athlete completing the anchor leg of a relay is responsible for making up ground on the race-leader or preserving the lead already secured by their teammates.

How far does each person run in the 400m relay?

The event which traditionally brings the curtain down on the track and field programme at many major championships sees four athletes per team complete one 400m lap each.

### How many runners make a relay team?

four sprinters
A relay race is a track and field event in which athletes run a pre-set distance carrying a baton before passing it onto the next runner. Often, a relay team is a team of four sprinters.

### Where do you put your fastest runner in a relay?

Should The Fastest Run The Furthest? A number of coaches and coach education manuals advocate that the fastest runners in the team run the second or third legs of the relay (i.e. the the back straight and the second bend).

Who is the slowest runner in a relay?

third
Based on the speed of the runners, the generally accepted strategy used in setting up a four-person relay team is: second-fastest, third-fastest, slowest, then fastest (anchor); however some teams (usually middle school or young high school) use second-fastest, slowest, third-fastest, then the fastest (anchor).