first_imgUS$1.26 MILLION in prize money will be at stake when the best relay teams from across the world assemble for battle during the IAAF/BTC World Relays set for Nassau, Bahamas from April 22 to 23.Winning teams will collect US$50 000, while second-placers net US$30 000. Bronze medal teams will take home US$20 000. However, none of the participating teams will leave empty-handed as US$12 000 goes to fourth-placed teams, US$10 000 to fifth, US$8 000 to sixth.The seventh-place teams will be awarded US$6 000 while US$4 000 goes to the teams finishing eighth.Of course, there is an added incentive for world records. Teams managing to set new international marks will collect US$50 000 courtesy of the IAAF. Five world records have been set at the IAAF World Relays that began in 2014.At the inaugural edition in 2014, a Jamaican quartet clocked 1:18.63 to take down the men’s world 4x200m record while Kenyan teams shattered the standards in both the men’s and women’s 4x1500m.In 2015, USA teams stamped their authority on the distance medley event by breaking the records in the men’s and women’s races. All five records still stand.last_img read more