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Evolution of the men's 100 meters world record

August 17, 2008 17:24 IST

Evolution of the men's 100 meters world record after Jamaica's Usain Bolt ran 9.69 seconds in theĀ 2008 Olympics [Images] final in Beijing [Images] on Saturday.

WR timeAthleteCountryDate
10.6 secondsDonald Lippincott(US)6.7.1912
10.4Charles Paddock(US)23.4.21
10.3Percy Williams(Canada [Images])9.8.30
10.2Jesse Owens(US)20.6.36
10.1Willie Williams(US)3.8.56
10.0Armin Hary(West Germany [Images])21.6.60
9.95Jim Hines(US)14.10.68
9.93Calvin Smith(US)3.7.83
9.92Carl Lewis [Images](US)24.9.88
9.90Leroy Burrell(US)14.6.91
9.86Carl Lewis(US)25.8.91
9.85Leroy Burrell(US)6.7.94
9.84Donovan Bailey(Canada)27.7.96
9.79Maurice Greene(US)16.6.99
9.77Asafa Powell [Images](Jamaica)14.6.2005
9.74Powell(Jamaica)9.9.07
9.72Usain Bolt [Images](Jamaica)31.5.08
9.69Usain Bolt(Jamaica)16.8.08


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