Seiko Official timer of the IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019
Seiko will serve as the official timer of the IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019 which will take place in Yokohama, Japan from May 11 to May 12.
First held in 2014, IAAF World Relays aim to share the appeal of relay races, which is one of the most exciting team competition with the world's top sprinters and middle-distance runners forming the national teams. The event belongs to the top classification of the ones hosted by the IAAF, the World Athletics Series.
This year, men's and women's 4x100m and 4x400m relays and the mixed 4x400m relay will also be the qualifying sessions for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.
Seiko has timed more than 180 major competitions of IAAF since their partnership started in 1985. The society has timed 5 new world records at the IAAF World Relays over the first three competitions, which were held in Nassau, Bahamas.
" I am honored that Seiko will serve as the official timer of the IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019 ", said Shinji Hattori, Chairman & Group CEO of Seiko Holdings Corporation. " Glorious records by world's top athletes will move the time and fierce dead-heats will touch the hearts of people around the world. As the Seiko Group slogan"SEIKO moving ahead. Touching hearts", we will contribute to the success of the event with accurate timing by our experienced timing team and the latest equipment. "