The IAAF World Relays, Nassau 2015 will be held on the weekend of 2-3 May.
After the spectacular success of the inaugural IAAF World Relays at the same venue, the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium – an event which was lauded throughout the athletics world as an exciting innovation to the international athletics calendar – preliminary entries suggest that there will be a sizeable increase in athletes and teams heading to the Caribbean in just over a month’s time.
The number of women will certainly top 200: 194 women participated last year and this time around the preliminary entry is 268.
The IAAF World Relays is the newest addition to the IAAF’s global competition programme, and will see around 600 athletes from around the world compete in five relay disciplines: 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m, 4x800m and the distance medley relay.
At the IAAF World Relays in 2014, three world records were set and more could fall this time around.
The IAAF World Relays is the biggest sporting event to be held in The Bahamas in 2015 and it will serve as a qualifying competition for the 2016 Olympic Games.
The IAAF website also has a dedicated section covering the IAAF World Relays.