World Athletics Relays Bahamas 24 will showcase a star-studded cast ahead of the Paris Olympics

World Athletics President Sebastian Coe expressed anticipation for an exciting relay event as athletes from around the world converged on Nassau for the World Athletics Relays Bahamas 24, scheduled for this weekend, May 4-5.

With the event serving as the main relay qualifier at the 2024 Paris Olympics, expectations are high as multiple world and Olympic champions prepare to compete for coveted spots in Paris, World Relays titles and prize money.

Speaking to the media on the eve of the event, Coe praised the impressive line-up of athletes, including renowned champions such as Noah Lyles, Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Marcell Jacobs and Devynne Charlton. He praised the gathering of athletes as a “star-studded cast” and emphasized the significance of the event as a pivotal moment for relay athletics.

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Reflecting on the choice of the Bahamas to host the event, Coe highlighted the country’s rich history in athletics, especially in relay events. He praised the warm hospitality and genuine passion for the sport exhibited by the people of the islands, making the Bahamas a fitting location for such a prestigious event.

The unique atmosphere and camaraderie of relay races

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture for The Bahamas, Mario Bowleg, expressed his delight at welcoming the world’s best relay runners to the country. Bowleg acknowledged the privilege of hosting the event and thanked World Athletics and other organizing bodies for ensuring the success of the World Relays.

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Former Olympic champion Sanya Richards-Ross, who competed in previous editions of the World Relays in the Bahamas, highlighted the unique atmosphere and camaraderie of relay races. She praised the event for giving athletes the opportunity to represent their country and enjoy the thrill of competition with teammates.

As athletes prepare for fierce competition and the quest for Olympic qualification, excitement is building for what promises to be an exciting showcase of relay athletics at the World Athletics Relays Bahamas 24.

The World Athletics Relays Bahamas 24 is poised to deliver a captivating display of athleticism and team spirit, setting the stage for an exciting prelude to the Paris Olympics. With top athletes ready to showcase their talents on the track, anticipation is rising for an unforgettable weekend of relay action in Nassau.

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