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Challenges in Sprint Relay and Their Probable Solutions: A Review | Original Article

Rajarshi Kar*, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


The study highlighted several issues related to baton exchange in sprint relays. The main difficulty of a sprint relay is due to baton exchange in high speed and its non-visual nature. Many times superior sprinters are seen losing a relay race because of poor baton pass. Some authors say that verbal commands in the relay are also to be blamed. Relay runners and coaches also agree to these factors affecting relay but they are unable to find any solution other than setting up accurate check marks and spending more time practicing together as a team for relay. Silent exchange could be tried out to eliminate the dependence on verbal commands in 4×100-meter relay.