From The T&FN Vaults — Fun Times In Nassau, The First World Relays

It was party central in the stands at the first World Relays in 2014, but all was serious on the track as the meet was highlighted by multiple World Records. (ANDREW McCLANAHAN/PHOTO RUN

WHAT IF THEY GAVE A TRACK MEET and everyone in town came? Or at least knew and cared? What, holy-moley, if a sellout broke out? Sounds like the Pre Classic, you might say. Or the Penn Relays, or the London Olympics. It sounds too—”sound,” uproarious, jubilant, brassy and infectiously rhythmic, being entirely relevant—like the first IAAF World Relays, which stepped out with inventive spirit in Nassau, on the third weekend of May, 2014. Click here or on the photo above to read T&FN‘s vintage reportage of the proceedings.