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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 final in Beijing on Saturday.

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

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