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2015 IAAF World Relays – Women's distance medley relay

Women's distance medley relay
at the 2015 IAAF World Relays
Venue Thomas Robinson Stadium
Dates 2 May (final)
Competitors 24 from 6 nations
Winning time 10:36.50 (WR)
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
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2015 World Relays
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4 × 200 m relay men women
4 × 400 m relay men women
4 × 800 m relay men women
Distance medley relay men women

The women's distance medley relay at the 2015 IAAF World Relays was held at the Thomas Robinson Stadium on 2 May.

With the pre-meet world being set by an American University (Villanova University), the first running of this event at the international level made this a ripe candidate for a new record.

The race was competitive through the first leg, with Renelle Lamote of France have a marginal lead over Treniere Moser from the USA, with Kenyan Selah Jepleting Busienei just a step behind. Then Olympic champion Sanya Richards-Ross blew the race open, passing before the backstretch and opening up almost 20 metres on the French and Kenyan teams. Young star Ajee' Wilson doubled the lead before handing off to Shannon Rowbury while Kenya pulled into second with the field tightening behind them. Rowbury, a world championship bronze medalist more than held her own, crossing the line in 10:36.50, the American team taking almost 12 seconds out of the old record. In their wake, Kenya, Poland, and Australia also finished under the old record.


Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:

World record 23x15px Villanova University
(Kathy Franey, Michelle Bennett, Celeste Halliday, Vicki Huber)
10:48.38 23x15px Philadelphia, United States 28 April 1988
World Leading Template:Country data Kenya 10:58.0 Template:Country data KEN Nairobi, Kenya 10 April 2015


Date Time Round
2 May 2015 21:04 Final

All times are local times (UTC-4)


KEY: WR World record AR Area record


The final was started at 21:08.[1]

Rank Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
File:Gold medal icon.svg 5 23x15px United States Treniere Moser, Sanya Richards-Ross, Ajee' Wilson, Shannon Rowbury 10:36.50 WR
File:Silver medal icon.svg 2 Template:Country data Kenya Selah Jepleting Busienei, Joy Nakhumicha Sakari, Sylivia Chematui Chesebe, Virginia Nyambura Nganga 10:43.35 AR
File:Bronze medal icon.svg 6 23x15px Poland Katarzyna Broniatowska, Monika Szczęsna, Angelika Cichocka, Sofia Ennaoui 10:45.32 AR
4 1 23x15px Australia Melissa Duncan, Samantha Lind, Brittany McGowan, Heidi See 10:46.94 AR
5 4 23x15px Germany Diana Sujew, Janin Lindenberg, Christina Hering, Gesa Felicitas Krause 11:06.14
6 3 23x15px France Rénelle Lamote, Elea Mariama Diarra, Clarisse Moh, Claire Perraux 11:06.33