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relay race

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noun Sports.
  1. a race between two or more teams of contestants, each contestant being relieved by a teammate after running part of the distance.
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Origin of relay race

First recorded in 1895–1900
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relay race

noun
  1. a race between two or more teams of contestants in which each contestant covers a specified portion of the distance
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