The Plus Paralympic calendar: Tuesday 4th September

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Relay races are exciting to watch, but for coaches and athletes they pose a particular conundrum: in what order should the athletes be deployed? Should the fastest come first, last, or somewhere in the middle? To a large extent this will depend on your strongest opponent's strategy, which in turn depends on yours. So we're into second-guessing, third-guessing, etc. Perhaps a little randomness might help? Find out more in A question of tactics.