British Athletics have announced the first ever Team GB squad of 24 athletes set to compete in the debut World Relay Championships in Nassau, Bahamas, BBC Sport reports.

The Championships will take place on the 24 and 25 of May and will feature European Indoor champion Christine Ohuruogu as well as world indoor champion over 60, Richard Kilty.

The first World Relay Championships will see the top eight men's and women's 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams qualify for the World Championships in Beijing in 2015.

There are some notable absentees from the squad, though as, Adam Gemili will miss out and James Dassalou has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.

The performance director for British Athletics, Neil Black, told BBC Sport: "These championships provide a vital opportunity to prepare teams capable of winning medals at this year's European Championships and future senior major championships."

The men's 4x100m British relay team have struggled notoriously in recent times having been disqualified from the last five major championship events.

A list of the full Team GB squad can be seen below:

Men's 4x100m team: Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, Dwain Chambers, James Ellington, Richard Kilty, Andrew Robertson, Danny Talbot.

Women's 4x100m team: Desiree Henry, Hayley Jones, Anyika Onuora, Asha Philip, Bianca Williams, Jodie Williams.

Men's 4x400m team: Dan Awde, Michael Bingham, Jamie Bowie, Nigel Levine, Martyn Rooney, Conrad Williams.

Women's 4x400m team: Margaret Adeoye, Eilidh Child, Shana Cox, Emily Diamond, Christine Ohuruogu, Victoria Ohuruogu. 

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