A preliminary group of countries competing in the USA vs. The World events at the 123rd Penn Relays have been announced, and numerous Olympic and World Champions are expected to line up on Saturday, April 29 in front of a frenzied Franklin Field crowd.
Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, and the United States of America are among the teams expected to compete in the famed USA vs. The World races. Additional participating countries will be announced as they become available.
Individual relay pool participants also will be announced at a future date, and all teams are subject to change.
British Virgin Islands
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ABOUT THE PENN RELAYS
Founded in 1895 and officially named The Penn Relay Carnival, the relays gained recognition as the world’s first and largest track and field relay meet and is the nation’s longest uninterrupted collegiate meet. The event has drawn top high school, college and world-class athletes from around the globe and has been the scene of numerous American and world records.
Over 200 athletes from more than 35 countries competed at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, whose spotlight on the world stage took them through the Penn Relays. The 2017 edition will once again bring the top athletes from around the globe as the next generation of superstars look to make their mark at Franklin Field. 2016 marked the 13th-straight year the Penn Relays had more than 100,000 spectators watch the world’s greatest athletes in competition.