Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Men's 4x400 metre relay


Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Men's 4x400 metre relay

The men's 4x400 metre relay was the longer of the two men's relays on the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. It was held on 20 October and 21 October 1964. 20 teams, for a total of 80 athletes, from 20 nations entered, with 3 teams of 4 not starting in the first round. The first round was held on 20 October with the final on 21 October.

The final of the 4x400 relay was the last event on the athletics schedule to begin, though the marathon was still in progress when the 4x400 finished.

Medallists

First round, heat 3

Final

Carr moved from initial position to anchor for the United States team as they set a new world record, followed closely by Great Britain and Northern Ireland as well as Trinidad and Tobago. All three teams were under the old world record time.

France also shuffled their lineup, moving Nelzy to third from first.

References

* Official Report


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