On a night of thrilling upsets, five nations emerged with victories as the IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019 concluded before a crowd of more than 20,000 at Yokohama International Stadium, the largest to gather at an IAAF World Relays.... Read More
Welcome to our comprehensive lead-in coverage to the IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019, which, for the next 36 hours or so will be your one-stop shop for all things Yokohama as we count down to the start of the 4th edition of the IAAF's newest World Athletics Series event.
The IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019 take place at Yokohama International Stadium this weekend, 11-12 May, and you can follow all the action on the IAAF website, its associated platforms and via more than 80 broadcasters from around the world.
Fans from the following territories and countries can tune in to coverage of the IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019 on Saturday and Sunday 11 and 12 May.
Previews of each of the nine races to be contested at the IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019, which take place on 11-12 May, are now available.
Fast pace, high drama and a strong possibility of surprises, the 4x100m is one of the most exciting disciplines in track and field. USA and Germany, the men’s and women’s winners respectively in 2017, will be back at the IAAF World Relays to take on the world champions in the event as teams seek to secure their places at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.
There may not be World Championships places at stake in the 4x200m, but many of the world’s leading sprinters have opted to contest the rarely-run event at the IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019 as part of their early season preparations.
Preview: men's, women's and mixed 4x400 relay – IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019
This is possibly the most difficult event to predict on the IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019 programme.
The mixed shuttle hurdles relay, one of two new disciplines making their debut at the IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019, will figure prominently on the event's first day, as it opens the weekend's action with the heats and concludes day one with the final.
Entry lists for the IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019 confirm that 790 athletes from 47 teams will descend on Japan for the global event on 11-12 May.