See our list of the 10 fastest 100m runners in history.
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is probably the answer, he is the fastest man in history with a 9.58 seconds world record time.
For now, we would be considering the men’s list. Florence Griffith-Joyner with a world record time of 10.49 is the fastest woman in history.
Remember that the statistics are accurate as of August 2012 and do not include the occasions that people who have taken drugs to improve their performance have used.
10. Leroy Burrell, Mike Rodgers (USA) Adekotunbo, Olusoji Fasuba (Nigeria) Fastest Time: 9.85
In the top ten, Burrell keeps the title for a long time. He is now 52 years of age in 2019.
A track and field sprinter competing in 100 m and 60 m, Michael Rodgers is an American sprinter. In the 100 m circuit in Doha 2019, he won the gold medal.
Olusoji Adetokunbo Fasuba is a 100-meter Nigerian sprinter. With 9.85 seconds in the event, he is the new African record holder, making him the fastest African ever.
9. Donovan Bailey and Bruny Surin (Canada) Fastest Time: 9.84
The Atlanta Olympic and World Champion from 1995 are Canadian Bailey. Countryman Surin seemed to have always played him first warrior.
8. Richard Thompson, Trinidad. Fastest Time: 9.82
In 2008, Thompson burst into the stage when he was 23 when, behind Usain Bolt, he was awarded bronze at the Olympics in Beijing.
Yet still, he was only six years later at the age of 30 when he wasn’t running fast.
At Port of Spain in 2014, the Trinidadian finished the eighth fastest time.
7. Steven Mullings, Jamaica, Fastest Time: 9.8
He has never qualified for an Olympic Games or won a major medal in any color, but Mullings has the 7th fastest time runner in 100m ever.
He did so seven times only in 2011, including his quick run in Eugene, Oregon, where he crossed the 10-second barrier.
After a second drug test, which resulted positive, the Jamaican was banned for life a short time later.
6. Maurice Green, USA, Fastest Time: 9.79
Greene is the five-times world champion during his earlier years and held the world record of 100 at 9.79, with four Olympic medals.
It now holds a world record of 60 meters indoor sprint at 6.39 seconds. The American speedster enjoyed its glory till 1999.
He not only broke the world record of Donovan Bailey but also won the Seville World Championship Gold and competed in nine second sub-10 second runs.
Over six years before Asafa Powell broke the world record in 2005, the Sydney Olympic gold medallist, three times world champion defended it.
In 2003, Tim Montgomery ended it, as because of a positive result in a drug test, this time was dropped.
5. Nesta Carter, Jamaica. Fastest Time: 9.78
Nesta Carter, a Jamaican sprinter (born October 11, 1985), ranks sixth among the fastest 100-meter runners ever.
His time of 9.78 seconds in Rieti, Italy, was an improvement over 9.91 seconds on his previous best.
However, Carter’s achievement is often overshadowed by some of his teammates in Jamaica, who often steal the limelight in the 100 meters division, although he was one of only 8 runners who currently ran in 9.8 seconds mark.
Perhaps most notable for his part in the 4×100 Men’s Sprint Team in Jamaica, which has 2 Olympics and 2 world titles.
Six years ago, in the Rieti sprint in Italy, it was finally announced the international arrival of Carter.
But while he has achieved success, particularly in sprint circuits, he has never enjoyed the individual success offered to him.
Now he has a steroid case, which had cost him–and his teammates–gold from the 2008 Olympics.
4. Justin Gatlin, USA, Fastest Time: 9.74
In the first Diamond League of 2015, in Dubai, the controversial American challenged to break the Jamaican monopoly in 100m sprint which he did so 12 months earlier beat his personal best by 0.03 seconds from Brussels.
Gatlin was the fastest man in the world until his doping ban ended four years of his career.
He was a college student and record-breaker at 9.77 in 2006, with six consecutive NCAA titles in the TWO seasons.
He returned in 2010 from a suspension to win the 2012 WIC in 60 meters (6.46 meters) and a bronze win in the Summer Olympics in 2012 (9.79).
After his silver at the Rio Games 2016, Gatlin was also the first American to be awarded a medal in three Olympics.
3. Asafa Powell, Jamaica. Fastest Time: 9.72
Next on our list of the fastest 100-meter sprinters of all time, we have Jamaican sprinting legend, Asafa Powell.
Having won four world championship 100m gold medals and countless other medals, it comes as no surprise that he is on the list.
Between June 2005 and May 2008, Powell held the 100-meter world record with a time of 9.77 seconds.
However, he has since lost out on this world record.
Powell’s personal best time of 9.72 was set on September 2, 2008, in Lausanne in Switzerland.
It was not enough to bring him back the title of being the fastest 100-meter runner of all time.
He does, however, place a respectable fourth-fastest 100-meter time ever.
2. Yohan Blake, Jamaica. Fastest Time: 9.69 (tie)
Yohan Blake is the other athlete who comes into being as the second-fastest athlete ever.
On 23 August, in Lausanne, Switzerland, the young Jamaican who is nicknamed ‘The Beast’, set a personal best time of 9.69 seconds.
The sprinter has achieved a lot in his career even though he was only 23 years old.
His personal best time of 200 meters, for instance, is the second quickest time ever.
He is also the youngest man ever to cross the 10-second mark. He was 19 years old when he broke that 10-second mark.
It also has fourteen gold, four silver and three bronze medals in international athletics competitions.
In 2019, he’s just 29 years old, not bad. Probably, in fact, we will have to look at this guy to see if he can claim the title of the fastest 100 m runner ever.
2. Tyson Gay, USA. Fastest Time: 9.69 (tie)
Gay’s 9.69 is the second-highest record ever after Bolt and set a new American record with a sprint of 19.58 seconds for 200 m.
20 seconds in 200, 45 seconds in 400 and 10 seconds for 100 he would be the first sprinter ever to achieve this impressive record.
Born 1982 in Lexington, Kentucky, Gay now holds the 100-meter American record.
On 20 September 2009, his personal best time of 9.69 was Shanghai’s only fastest time in 100 m. It’s been equaled since then.
In all of the major championships, Gay won gold medals and was an IAAF 2007 athlete of the year after winning gold in the World Championships 100, 200 and 400 meters.
In recent months, the fact that he has tested positive for a controlled substance that has seriously impacted his career.
This could be a profession offshoot for Tyson.
1. Usain Bolt, Jamaica. Fastest Time: 9.58
Usain Bolt (b. 21 August 1986), with a time of 9.58 seconds, was titled the fastest man of all time.
On 18 August 2016, the Bolt’s had retired from Olympics as the only one to win three straight 100-and 200-meter Olympic gold medals in the history of Athletics.
9.58 for 100, 19.19 for 200, 14.35 for 150— world records all over the world.
Bolt was the only person to be a three-time 200 world champion in 2013.
In the last ten years, Bolt has become a famous competitor and has now been one of the best athletes in the world.
He has won 33 gold and 7 silver medals throughout his international athletics career.
This is also part of his international youth record. That’s still unbelievably impressive.
There seem to be very few men who even come close to being as fast as this man anywhere else.
Nobody went faster and probably never would. Ever!
World records and achievements are obtainable in every sport — but the 100-meter race is different.
This race can be officially considered the quickest person in the world by its World Record holder.
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