Carmelita Jeter
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London Olympics | Relay races

Carmelita Jeter
Carmelita Jeter crosses the finish line as anchor of the U.S. 4x100 relay team after it sets a world record of 40.82 seconds. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
World record race
Members of the U.S. women’s 4x100-meter relay team -- Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight and Carmelita Jeter -- celebrate their world record mark.  (Morry Gash / Associated Press)
U.S. relay team
Carmelita Jeter of the United States takes the baton from Bianca Knight on the last leg of the 4x100 relay race.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Allyson Felix and Bianca Knight
Allyson Felix passes the baton to U.S. teammate Bianca Knight. (Bernd Thissen / EPA)
Big margin of victory
United States’ Carmelita Jeter points to the time clock after crossing the finish line. The United States relay team set a world record with a time of 40.82 seconds (Martin Meissner / Associated Press)
Keisha Baker of the United States, right, collides with Brazil’s Jailma de Lima during the 4x400 preliminary. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Brief lead
Ramon Miller of the Bahamas is about to overtake Angelo Taylor of the United States on the final lap of the men’s 4x400m relay race. (David Eulitt / Kansas City Star)
Bahama gold
Bahamas’ 4x400-meter relay team of Chris Brown, Demetrius Pinder, Michael Mathieu and Ramon Miller celebrate their victory and gold medal. (Martin Meissner / Associated Press)
Relay race
Joshua Mance of the United States starts the second leg of the 4x400 relay.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Relay ready
Jeffery Demps of the United States prepares for the start of a 4x100 relay preliminary heat. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)