100-yard dash

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For the Raphael Saadiq song, see 100 Yard Dash (song).

The 100-yard dash is a track and field event of 100 yards or 91.44 metres. It was part of the Commonwealth Games until 1966, and was included in the decathlon of the Olympics, at least in 1904. It is not generally used in international events (having been replaced by the 100-metre sprint). However, it is still occasionally run in the United States in certain competitions.

Notable 100-yard dash runners[edit]

Men[edit]

Athlete Date Time Remarks Ref
F. C. Saportas 1870 10.5 Official world record
Horace H. Lee 1877 10.0 Equalled official world record [1]
W. C. Wilmer 1878 10.0 Equalled official world record
Lon Myers 1880 10.0 Equalled official world record
Arthur Wharton 1886 10.0 Equalled official world record
J. Owen, Jr. 1890 9.8 Official world record
R.P. Williams 1906 9.0 5 separate time pieces – verified in Jim Thorpe article on bottom of this page
D. J. Kelly 1906 9.6 Official world record
Jack Donaldson Johannesburg, 1910 9.375 World record
Eric Liddell 1924 9.7 British record
Eddie Tolan 1929 9.5 Official world record
Frank Wykoff Chicago 7 June 1930 9.4 Official world record, without starting blocks
Jesse Owens 1933 9.4 Equalled world record, set US high school record
Mel Patton 1948 9.3 Official world record
James Jackson Alameda High School, Alameda, California, 1954 9.4 Equalled US high-school record
Ken Irvine 1961 9.3 Equalled professional 100-yard world record
Harry Jerome 1962 9.2 Record made Jerome the only athlete to own both the 100-yard and 100 meter world record simultaneously.
Frank Budd 1962 9.2 Official world record
Bob Hayes 1962 9.35
Charles Greene 1967 9.21
Bob Hayes 1964 9.1 Hand-timed
John Carlos 1969 9.1 Hand-timed, equalled Hayes's world record
Houston McTear 1975 Florida HS State Prelims, Winter Park, FL 9.0 Unofficial and hand-timed. In 1975 registered a time of 9.30 seconds.
Pharnell Raines 1971, Fort Myers, Florida 9.2 High school record, hand-timed
Ivory Crockett 1974 9.0 Hand-timed
Asafa Powell 27 May 2010 9.07+ (−0.5 m/s) Official World Best, en route to 100m [2]

Women[edit]

Athlete Date Time Remarks Ref
Veronica Campbell-Brown 31 May 2011 9.91+ (+1.1 m/s) Official World Best, en route to 100m [3]
Iris Davis 1973 10.3w
Chi Cheng 13 June 1970 10.0 Portland, Oregon
Barbara Ferrell 1969 10.7
Wyomia Tyus 1965 10.5
Wilma Rudolph 1961 10.8
Mae Faggs 1954 10.8

+ = en route to a longer distance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Video". CNN. 27 December 1999. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "100 Yards Results". www.zlatatretra.cz. 27 May 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "100 Yards Results". www.zlatatretra.cz. 31 May 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 

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