Fastest Men on 100 Meters

The Top 20 fastest Men on 100 Meters

Yohan Blake
Ludovic Péron, Athletissima 2012 – Yohan Blake (2), CC BY-SA 3.0

2. Yohan Blake (Jamaica) – 9.69 seconds (23 August 2012 in Lausanne)

Yohan Blake (born 26 December 1989), won gold at the 100 m at the 2011 World Championships as the youngest 100 m world champion ever, and a silver medal in the 2012 Olympic Games in London in the 100 m and 200 m races. He holds the Jamaican national junior record for the 100 metres, and was formerly the youngest sprinter to have broken the 10-second barrier (at 19 years, 196 days).

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Tyson Gay
Eckhard Pecher (Arcimboldo), Osaka07 D6A Tyson Gay interview, CC BY 2.5

2. Tyson Gay (United States) – 9.69 seconds (20 September 2009 in Shanghai)

Tyson Gay (born August 9, 1982) competes in the 100 and 200 meters dash. His 100 m personal best of 9.69 seconds is the American record and makes him tied for the second fastest athlete ever. His 200 m time of 19.58 makes him the sixth fastest athlete in that event. Gay has won numerous medals in major international competitions, including a gold medal sweep of the 100 m, 200 m and 4 × 100 m relay at the 2007 Osaka World Championships.

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Usain Bolt
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1. Usain Bolt (Jamaica) – 9.58 seconds (16 August 2009 in Berlin)

Usain Bolt (born 21 August 1986) is a world record holder in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 × 100 metres relay. His reign as Olympic Games champion in all of these events spans three Olympics. Owing to his achievements and dominance in sprint competition, he is widely considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time. A nine-time Olympic gold medalist, Bolt won the 100 m, 200 m and 4 × 100 m relay at three consecutive Olympic Games, although he lost the 2008 relay gold medal about nine years after due to a teammate’s doping disqualification. 

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