Alex Beck has been selected by Athletics Australia to compete in the inaugural IAAF World Relays held in The Bahamas next month.
He will don the Australian Flame uniform for the second time after representing Australia in the 4x400m relay at last year’s Moscow World Championships.
Beck will join Craig Burns, Dylan Grant, John Steffensen and Tristan Thomas in the 4x400m relay squad.
“I’m delighted to represent Australia at the first ever World Relays competition and I’m really looking forward to competing with the rest of the boys,” Beck said.
An automatic place at next year’s IAAF World Championships in Beijing is on offer for the top eight finishing teams in the 4x400m relay.
“This is a great opportunity for Australia to try and secure qualification and assist in the planning for Beijing next year,” said Athletics Australia Chairman of Selectors Dion Russell.
Selectors have kept a close eye on performances throughout the recent Australian domestic season.
“More than half of the selected team are medallists from the Australian Athletics Championships just three weeks ago,” Russell said.
Beck ran impressively at the Australian Athletics Championships in Melbourne earlier this month, claiming bronze in 400m final in a time of 46.33, finishing behind Steve Solomon and Craig Burns.
The Australian Flame team will have the honour of taking part in the first-ever IAAF World Relays which will be an annually held event. The Bahamas capital of Nassau is the first host, taking place at Thomas Robinson Stadium from 24-25 May with 800 international athletes expected to compete in the relays.