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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:07 pm    Post subject: 4 x 1 handoffs Reply with quote

I'm somewhat confused about this, I've ran this once in my first meet and we got third out of seven but our coaches out new and confuse me Very Happy

But a few questions

1. Are you allowed to look back when receiving a hand off?

2. Will looking back slow you down?

3. Should you not look back at all (like i've been taught?)

4. how should you receive the baton? from above down into your hand, or from under up into your hand?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes to 1, 2, and 3. That's what practice is for. Wink

Both ways are taught by various people, but the up and under method is less favored. Getting the arm and hand up high -- as close to level as possible -- will result in the most free space between the runners. The more free space created, the less your team actually has to run to get the baton around the track. It also gives the incoming runner the best target.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to some experts, three great exchanges of the baton can save as much as 3 seconds in the 4 x 400 m relay (perfect handouts when runners’ arms are stretched to the reasonable maximum extension).
How much time can be shaved off in the case of the 4 x 100 m?
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