4 × 1500 metres relay

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The 4 x 1500 meters relay is an athletics track event in which teams comprise four runners who each complete 1500 meters or 3.75 laps on a standard 400 meter track.

While not a World Championship or Olympic event, the IAAF does ratify world records in the event. The men's world record is 14:22.22 by a Kenyan team of Collins Cheboi, Silas Kiplagat, James Magut and Asbel Kiprop, set on May 25, 2014 at the World Relays meet in Nassau, Bahamas. The women's world record is 16:27.02 by an American team of Colleen Quigley, Elise Cranny, Karissa Schweizer and Shelby Houlihan set on July 31, 2020 at the Bowerman Track Club Intrasquad IV meet in Portland, Oregon.[1][2][3]

In the United States and other countries, the 4 × mile relay is sometimes run as an alternative.[4]


  1. ^ "World Records - iaaf.org". iaaf.org. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  2. ^ "World records at the IAAF World Relays are worlds apart". iaaf.org. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Kenya world record men 4x1500 Nassau 2014". iaaf.org. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Penn Relays: Penn wins 4xMile for 1st time since 1950".