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Team GB win two medals at World Relay Championships

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Great Britain and Northern Ireland have won two medals on the final day of the inaugural World Relay Championships in the Bahamas.

The team of Desiree Henry, Anyika Onoura, Bianca Williams and Asha Phillip claimed the first of them, taking the silver in the 4X200m race.

The quartet ran a stellar time of 1:29.61 to finish behind the USA, and set themselves up for the rest of the year.

"We just wanted to put a marker down for Commonwealths and Europeans," Onoura was quoted as saying by BBC Sport. "The competition is going to be hot to get in the team."

Shortly after, the men´s 4x100m team took the bronze medal in a race won by the Jamaicans. 

Richard Kilty, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, James Ellington and Danny Talbot brought the baton home in a time of 38.19 seconds to claim the third place.

With Britain´s two fastest sprinters from last year, James Dasaolu and Adam Gemili, both missing the competition, the performance shows signs of encouragement for the rest of the season.

The rest of the night belonged to the Kenyans. The men and women both set new world records on their way to winning golds in the 4x1500m events.

The men bettered their own record by 14 seconds, clocking a time of 14:22.22, while the women smashed the previous best by over half a minute.

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