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USA 4 x 100m relay 1964 Tokyo Olympics World Record

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Uploaded on Jul 2, 2008

USA wins the 4 x 100m relay at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics in a then World Record time of 39.06 seconds. The improbable victory was made possible by the phenomenally swift anchor leg run by Robert Lee "Bullet Bob" Hayes. His leg was quite possibly the fastest ever (8.50 seconds hand timed) according to many pundits.

Jocelyn Delecour, France's anchor leg runner, famously said to Paul Drayton before the relay final that "you can't win, all you have is Bob Hayes." Drayton was able to reply, after the race "all you need..."

This relay race was Hayes' last race as a track and field athlete, he permanently switched to football(NFL) after the 64' Olympic games.

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