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The race to Paris just got hotter, as relay teams from around the globe arrive in Nassau, Bahamas for the 2024 World Athletics Relays.

From Saturday 4 May to Sunday 5 May, the top 14 teams in the men’s and women’s 4×100 and 4×400, and the mixed 4×400 race will earn an automatic ticket to Paris for the Summer Olympics.

According to World Athletics, each race will have up to 32 teams entered, which means Liberia’s 4×100 relay teams will have to beat 18 other countries to secure a direct pass to this year’s Olympic Games.

Here’s everything you need to know about Team Liberia at the 2024 World Athletics Relays.

How it works

On Day One, four heats will compete and the two fastest times from each heat will automatically qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics. Those teams will also compete for a cash prize in the finals on Day Two.

The remaining teams that don’t advance to the finals will  get a second chance to qualify for the Olympics, on Day Two. They will be separated into three heats and the top two fastest times from each of those races will join the top eight in Paris.

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Who to watch

Ebony Morrison is scheduled to run the first leg for the women, followed by Destiny Smith-Barnett, Maia McCoy, and Symone Darius.

On Day One, the women are scheduled to go up against: Austria, Bahamas, Cuba, Great Britain, Trinidad & Tobago, Netherlands, and Hungary. They’ll run in heat four.

For the men Akeem Sirleaf will start things off, followed by Emmanuel Matadi, Jabez Reeves, and Joseph Fahnbulleh.

The men are scheduled to compete against: Bahamas, Korea, Czech Republic, United States, Ghana, Brazil, and Italy. They’ll run in heat one.

When to watch

The women will kick things off. Their race is scheduled to start Saturday at 8:17 p.m. ET/12:15 a.m. GMT.  On the other hand, the men’s race is scheduled to begin on Saturday at 8:27 p.m. ET/12:27 a.m. GMT.

How to watch

If you’re in the States, you can watch live on Peacock. If you’re in Liberia, you can watch live on SuperSport Variety 3, 4, and Grandstand.

Unfortunately, no live stream is available. But as always, stay locked in with Go Team Liberia for all the latest updates.