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Men, 4 x 100 m Relay
              
All records considered statistically valid, but some of them, were unratified for various reasons.
   - Record was ratified           *   - Record was repeated Chart
Manual Timing
42.3 Germany Stockholm Jul 08, 1912
    Rähr, Hermann, Kern, Rau
42.2 United States Antwerpen Aug 22, 1920
    Scholz, Murchison, Kirksey, Paddock
42.0 Great Britain Paris Jul 12, 1924
    Abrahams, Rangeley, Royle, Nichol
  42.0 Netherland Paris Jul 12, 1924
    Boot, Broos, de Vries, Van den Berghe
41.0 United States Paris Jul 13, 1924
    Hussey, Clarke, Murchison, Leconey
41.0* Newark A.C. United States Lincoln Jul 04, 1927
    Bowman, Currie, Pappas, Cummings
  41.0* Germany Düsseldorf Jul 31, 1927
    Büchner, Wichmann, Houben, Schüller
  41.0** Germany Düsseldorf May 20, 1928
    Lammers, Wichmann, Houben, Körnig
  41.0* Germany Düsseldorf May 20, 1928
    Lammers, Wichmann, Houben, Körnig
  41.0* Sport Club Eintracht, Germany Halle Jun 10, 1928
    Geerling, Wichmann, Metzner, Salz
  41.0* United States Amsterdam Aug 05, 1928
    Wykoff, Quinn, Borah, Russell
40.8 Germany Berlin Sep 02, 1928
    Jonath, Corts, Houden, Körnig
40.8* Sport Club Charlottenburg,Ger Breslau Jul 22, 1929
    Körnig, Grosser, Natan, Schlöske
40.8* Univ. of South California,USA Fresno May 09, 1931
    R.Delby, Maurer, Guyer, Wykoff
  40.7 Germany Kassel Jun 14, 1932
    Hendrix, Geerlin, Borchmeyer, Jonath
40.6 Germany Kassel Jun 14, 1932
    Körnig, Lammers, Borchmeyer, Jonath
40,0 United States Los Angeles Aug 07, 1932
    Keisel, Toppino, Dyer, Wykoff
39.8 United States Berlin Aug 09, 1936
    Owens, Metcalfe, Draper, Wykoff
39.5 United States Melbourne Dec 01, 1956
    Murchison, King, Baker, Morrow
39.5* Germany Cologne Aug 29, 1958
    Steinbach, Lauer, Fütterer, Germar
39.5* Germany Rome Sep 07, 1960
    Cullman, Hary, Mahlendorf, Lauer
39.1 United States Moscow Jul 15, 1961
    Jones, Budd, Frazier, Drayton
39.0 United States Tokyo Oct 21, 1964
    Drayton, Ashworth, Stebbins, Hayes
38.6 Univ. of South California,USA Provo Jun 17, 1967
    McCulloch, Kuller, O.J.Simpson, Miller
  38.6* Jamaica Mexico City Oct 19, 1968
    Stewart, Fray, Forbes, Miller
38.3 Jamaica Mexico City Oct 19, 1968
    Stewart, Fray, Forbes, Miller
38.2 United States Mexico City Oct 20, 1968
    Greene, Pender, Ray Smith, Hines
38.2* United States München Sep 10, 1972
    Black, Taylor, Tinker, Hart
Electronic Timing
  38.39 Jamaica Mexico City Oct 19, 1968
    Stewart, Fray, Forbes, Miller
38.19 United States Mexico City Oct 20, 1968
    Greene, Pender, Ray Smith, Hines
38.19* United States München Sep 10, 1972
    Black, Taylor, Tinker, Hart
38.03 United States Düsseldorf Sep 03, 1977
    Collins, Riddick, Wiley, Williams
37.86 United States Helsinki Aug 10, 1983
    King, Gault, Smith, Lewis
37.83 United States Los Angeles Aug 10, 1984
    Graddy, Brown, Smith, Lewis
37.79 France Split Sep 01, 1990
    Morierne, Sangouma, Trouabal, Marie-Rose
37.79* USA, Santa Monica Track Club Monte Carlo Aug 03, 1991
    Marsh, Burrell, Heard, C.Lewis
37.67 United States Zurich Aug 07, 1991
    Marsh, Burrell, Mitchell, C.Lewis
37.50 United States Tokyo Sep 01, 1991
    Cason, Burrell, Mitchell, C.Lewis
37.40 United States Barcelona Aug 08, 1992
    Marsh, Burrell, Mitchell, C.Lewis
37.40* United States Stuttgart Aug 21, 1993
    Drummond, Cason, Mitchell, Burrell
37.10 Jamaica Beijing Aug 22, 2008
    N.Carter, M.Frater, U.Bolt, A.Powell
37.04 Jamaica Daegu Sep 05, 2011
    N.Carter, M.Frater, Y.Blake, U.Bolt
36.84 Jamaica London Aug 11, 2012
    N.Carter, M.Frater, Y.Blake, U.Bolt