Fastest Men on 100 Meters

The Top 20 fastest Men on 100 Meters

Richard Thompson
Tab59 from Düsseldorf, Allemagne, PortraitRichardThompson4x100Londres2012, CC BY-SA 3.0

10. Richard Thompson (Trinidad and Tobago) – 9.82 seconds (21 June 2014 in Port of Spain)

Richard “Torpedo” Thompson (born 7 June 1985) is the Trinidad and Tobago record holder with a personal best of 9.82. He occasionally runs the 200 meters and he has the fourth fastest time ever run by a Trinidad and Tobago athlete behind Ato Boldon (19.77-13 July 1997- Germany), Jereem Richards (19.97- Lexington, U.S.A.), Kyle Greaux (19.97- CAC Games, Colombia-2018), and Rondel Sorillo (20.16).

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9. Steve Mullings (Jamaica) – 9.80 seconds (4 June 2011 in Eugene)

Steve Mullings (born 28 November 1982) is a Jamaican former sprint athlete who was given a lifetime ban for doping in 2011.

Christian Coleman
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7. Christian Coleman (United States) – 9.79 seconds (31 August 2018 in Brussels)

Christian Coleman (born March 6, 1996) is the world indoor record holder for the 60 meters dash. He was a double silver medallist at the World Championships in Athletics in 2017. He competed collegiately for the Tennessee Volunteers. He attended high school at Our Lady Of Mercy Catholic High School in Fayetteville, Georgia.

Maurice Greene
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7. Maurice Greene (United States) – 9.79 seconds (16 June 1999 in Athens)

Maurice Greene (born July 23, 1974) is a former 100 m world record holder with a time of 9.79 seconds. During the height of his career (1997–2004) he won four Olympic medals and was a five-time World Champion. This included three golds at the 1999 World Championships, a feat which had previously only been achieved by Carl Lewis and Michael Johnson and has since been equaled by three others.

Nesta Carter 100 Meters
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6. Nesta Carter (Jamaica) – 9.78 seconds (29 August 2010 in Rieti)

Nesta Carter (born October 11, 1985) has been successful as part of the Jamaican 4 x 100 metres relay team, taking gold and setting successive world records at the 2011 World Championships and 2012 London Olympics. He also won a 4 x 100m silver medal at the 2007 World Championship and a gold at the 2015 World Championships. On 25 January 2017, the International Olympic Committee sanctioned Carter for doping at the 2008 Olympic Games, meaning that Carter lost his gold medal for the men’s 4 × 100 m relay.

Justin Gatlin
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5. Justin Gatlin (United States) – 9.74 seconds (15 May 2015 in Doha)

Justin Gatlin (born February 10, 1982) is the reigning 100 m World Champion, after beating rival Usain Bolt at the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships. He is the 2004 Olympic champion in the 100 metres, the 2005 and 2017 World champion in the same event, and the 2005 World champion in the 200 metres. Gatlin was banned from competing between 2006 and 2010 by the USADA for failing a second drugs test, testing positive for testosterone.


Asafa Powell
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4. Asafa Powell (Jamaica) – 9.72 seconds (2 September 2008 in Lausanne)

Asafa Powell, (born 23 November 1982) held the 100 metres world record between June 2005 and May 2008 with times of 9.77 and 9.74 seconds. Powell has consistently broken the 10-second barrier in competition, with his personal best of 9.72 s ranks fourth on the all-time list of male 100 metre athletes. As of 1 September 2016, Powell has broken the ten-second barrier more times than anyone else – 97 times. He currently holds the world record for the 100 yard dash with a time of 9.09 s, set on 27 May 2010 in Ostrava, Czech Republic.