It's the 100th anniversary of the Drake Relays! Here's what I'm sure you're dying to know: According to Drake Relays: 75 years of excellence, in 1922 Drake had the first major track and field event to be broadcast live on radio. In 1953 the Relays were the first major track and field event to be broadcast live on television. The first year women competed was 1961 and Wilma Rudolph ran! Seven short years later she was the first woman inducted into the Drake Relays Hall of Fame. Lastly, on the 50th anniversary of the Relays 13 major records were set. Let's see how this year shapes up.
Drake Relays: 75 years of excellence
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