Now a non-inclusion in the Olympics, the Medley Relay at Olympics was a part of the track and fields event at the 1908 London Olympics.
The Medley Relay at Olympics was an exciting event and an integral part of athletics. The Medley Relay event required the participants to have great stamina and speed. A track and field event, Medley Relay had teams consisting of four runners, each running different distance. Once an important event in the Olympics, Medley Relay is now an obsolete track and field event at the prestigious games.
Medley Relay was staged in different forms according to the distance to be covered. In the Distance Medley Relay, the teams have to run four legs of 400, 800, 1200 and 1600 meters. The Sprint Medley Relay had legs of two 200 meters races, one 400 meters and another 800-meter race. The Short Sprint Medley Relay, also known as Swedish Relay, comprised of races of 100, 200, 300 and 400 meters.
Medley Relay at Olympics
The Medley Relay event found place in the 1908 Summer Games, held in London. The event at London was more like the Sprint Medley Relay Race with a total of 1600 meters to be covered. Held on 24th and 25th July, the event was won by the U.S.A team. The silver and bronze medals were won by the German and Hungarian teams respectively.