Mexico's Men's 4x400m Relay Team Eyes World Stage

Mexico's new 4x400m relay team made a splash on the international stage. They're fighting to secure a spot at the World Championships in the Bahamas, a crucial step toward their Olympic dreams.

Mexico's Men's 4x400m Relay Team Eyes World Stage
Mexico's 4x400m relay team qualifies for the World Championships, keeps Olympic dreams alive. Credit: CONADE

The national men's 4x400m relay, formed by Guillermo Campos Ornelas, Luis Avilés Ferreiro, Edgar Ramírez Ríos and Valente Mendoza Falcón, finished this Friday their qualifying process for the World Championship of the specialty, which will be held on May 4 and 5 in Nassau, Bahamas, and will grant quotas to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The brand new Mexican team was presented this Friday at the “César Moreno Bravo Meeting”, held in Mexico City, where they were looking to improve the 3:03.61 minutes mark achieved at the end of March at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, in Austin, a result that put them in the fight to attend the Bahamas.

After an electrifying race and a commendable effort, the four stars clocked 3:05.33 minutes, in what represented the last scoring event for the world championship.

Despite not surpassing their performance in U.S. territory, the historic runner-up team in the Pan American Games Santiago 2023 remains in the qualification zone for the tournament to be held in Bahamas, which will gather the 32 best relays in the world and will be selective for Paris 2024.

The eligibility period to register times for the World Championship of the specialty will close this Sunday, April 7.