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The extraordinary 4 × 400 meters relay race

The 4 × 400 meters relay race, or the 4x4 as it’s often called, is like the grand finale of a fireworks show in the world of track and field. At this moment you can go to 1xBet - online betting for everyone is available on athletics competitions too. This is a spectacle of things like: speed; teamwork; and sheer adrenaline. This event is where you see the blend of individual brilliance and seamless team coordination play out on a 400-meter track. Whenever other extraordinary athletics events are taking place, enjoy the online betting for everyone that only 1xBet can offer.

How does the competition work

Let’s see how the competition works. There are four athletes on each team, each running a full lap of the track (that's 400 meters), before passing a baton to their teammate. The handover of this baton is where the real drama unfolds. It's got to be slick and quick within a designated zone, about 20 meters long. Miss the handoff, and your team's chances could vanish just like that. The live bet Kenya available on 1xBet also allows bettors to wager on whether the handoff will be done correctly too. The origins of the 4x400 relay trace back to the early 20th century. It made its Olympic debut in 1912, and since then, it’s been a staple in international competitions. It’s the race that often concludes track and field events, bringing the crowd to its feet, and for good reason. There are live bets available on 1xBet Kenya, where these relay competitions are present too.

Much more than just speed

Let’s talk about strategy and roles because it’s not just about running fast. The first runner, or the leadoff, is all about speed and getting a good position. He needs to be quick off the blocks and strong enough to handle the jostle for position. Besides these relays, at it is possible to wager on virtual sports too. The second and third runners, often the team's strongest, have to navigate the chaos, maintain or improve position, and set up for a strong finish. The anchor, the final runner, has to bring it home, often battling head-to-head with other anchors in a thrilling dash to the finish line. The world record, by the way, is mind-blowing. The USA men’s team, which is featured at 1xBet too, set it in 1993 at 2:54.29, and it still stands. That's averaging around 43 seconds per lap, which is incredibly fast. The 4x4 isn’t just a test of speed; it’s a test of endurance, tactics, and teamwork. The athletes have to balance going all-out with ensuring they hand over the baton smoothly and effectively. It's this combination of individual athleticism and team dynamics that makes the 4x400 relay so fascinating. Disclaimer: BCLB №: 0000348 18+ T@C apply Play responsibly

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