Janeil Bellille, Kai Selvon Sparkle McKnight and Domonique Williams combined for a national record in the women's 4x400 metres event, at the Blue Marlin Track & Field Classic in Nassau, Bahamas, late on Sunday. The Trinidad and Tobago quartet produced a three minutes, 30.37 seconds run to claim silver, finishing just behind Bahamas, the winners in 3:30.34.

Read more: National record but No Rio for 4x4 women

THE NATIONAL women’s and men’s 4x100-metre relay teams showed some form ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, as both teams won gold at the Blue Marlin Track and Field Classic at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas yesterday.

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Bernard Lagat, 41, wins the 5000m at the US Olympic Track and Field trials ©Getty Images

Victory in the 5000m at the US Olympic Track and Field Trials earned 41-year-old Bernard Lagat the right to become the oldest US runner at what will be his fifth Olympics - but for world 110m hurdles record holder Aries Merritt, desperate to defend his title in Rio 10-months after kidney replacement surgery, that dream is over; by one hundredth of a second.

Read more: Lagat’s Rio dreams come true at 41 but for Merritt the post-surgery plans are over

OLYMPIC 2012 javelin gold medal winner Keshorn Walcott warmed up for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with a top throw of 82.90 metres at the 2016 Falcons Invitational Meet at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet, Tobago on Saturday.

Read more: Walcott, Wilson shine at Falcon Games

Jeremy Taiwo competes in the pole vault portion of the decathlon at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on July 3 in Eugene Ore. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

As a decathlete, Jeremy Taiwo needs different shoes for nearly every event. He has high jump shoes and long jump shoes. He has shoes for sprinting and shoes for distance running. He needs three different pairs for shot put, javelin and discus. Then he needs special spikes for his shoes for the pole vault.

Read more: The hardest part about making the Olympics for these Americans? Affording it.

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