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PHILADELPHIA — Team USATF is ready to take on the world for a second consecutive weekend, as the U.S. heads to Philadelphia for USA vs. The World at the Penn Relays Carnival. Set for Saturday, April 29, the international relay competition will be available on USATF.TV +PLUS and NBC Sports Group properties.
Penn Relays coverage begins Thursday at 10 a.m. ET on USATF.TV +PLUS, followed by Friday events starting at 9 a.m. and continuing on NBCSN from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage of USA vs. The World will air on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. ET and on-demand on USATF.TV +PLUS. Click here for a full schedule.
Eight members of Team USATF’s squad from last weekend’s IAAF World Relays will be competing at Franklin Field, including gold medalists LeShon Collins (4x100m), Casimir Loxsom (4x800m), Natasha Hastings (4x400m), 4x200m silver medalist Dezerea Bryant and mixed 4x400m silver medalists Mike Berry and Jaide Stepter. Also in the mix from the Golden Baton winners are Rio 2016 4x100m gold medalists English Gardner and Morolake Akinosun. Invited athletes for USA vs. the World are subject to change.
Teams from the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Nigeria, and the British Virgin Islands are scheduled to compete in the six events staged Saturday afternoon. Athletes converge on the Franklin Field oval to vye for titles in the men’s and women’s 4x100m, 4x400m and sprint medley relays. Team USATF clinched five of the six events in 2016.
Earlier this year, USATF and Penn announced a new partnership through 2020. The new partnership will expand television coverage from the traditional USA vs. the World relay events on Saturday to include a live, Friday night show on NBCSN. USATF.TV also will stream a live global webcast of the Penn Relays live during all three days of competition from 2017 through 2020.
Tickets are still available and can be purchased here.
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