Four. When you see the name of the relay event it is shown as something like "4x100 meter relay". This means there are four runners on each team that will run 100 meters each. If the event is the "4x400 meter relay" this means there are four runners on each team that will run 400 meters each. This answer given above is not totally correct. There are 6 people on a relay team. There are 2 reserved runners incase of emergencies.
in the track relay
here are only 4
team mates 1st runner means
u are the slow 1
2nd runner means u r second fastest
3rd runner u r 3rd fastest and yeah the 4rth hrunner
is the very fastest wich is called anchor
I dont no.... I think 4 about cause we did a relay at school but i dont no about the olympics. From Yo thats my nickname Yo ok Ya bye Yo
There would be 4 members on each competing team assigned to a particular lane on the track. The amount of teams depends on the size of the meet and the size of the track. A small meet may only have two teams competing against each other, while a large one might have every lane full (6-10 lanes, depending on the venue).
There are four runners per team who compete in a relay. However, teams always have alternates (back ups) in case of an injury or drop out.
It depends what relay you mean - a normal relay has four swimmers (e.g. an IM relay or a freestyle relay) bu relays such as a cannon relay can have more
at competitive galas, usually 4. occasionally 8. :)