Jamaica Set A New 4x100m Record With A Blistering 36.85 Seconds Around The Track

A Jamaican relay team anchored by Usain Bolt obliterated the world 4x100 record in running a 36.85 and holding off U.S. team that itself ran a world record-tying 37.04.

Bolt said afterward he felt the team of himself, Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, and Yohan Blake didn't run as fast as they could, but that it "left room for improvement." The third-place Canadian team were later disqualified for a lane violation, giving Trinidad and Tobago the bronze. Once again, admire the unabashed admiration for the feat from the BBC's announcers, who despite clearly hoping for Great Britain to end up in the medals mostly wanted to see a record set—and they got their wish.