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 It is not generally used in international events (having been replaced by the 100-metre sprint).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.

All-time top 25[edit]

Automatic timed results only.

  • + = en route to 100 m performance
  • A = affected by altitude
  • nw = no wind measurement

Men[edit]

  • Correct as of February 2017.[1]
Rank Time Wind (m/s) Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 9.07+ –0.5 Asafa Powell  Jamaica 27 May 2010 Ostrava [2]
2 9.10+ –0.4 Justin Gatlin  United States 17 June 2014 Ostrava [3]
3 9.14+ –0.2 Usain Bolt  Jamaica 31 May 2011 Ostrava [4]
4 9.19+ –0.2 Steve Mullings  Jamaica 31 May 2011 Ostrava [5]
5 9.21 A +1.5 Charles Greene  United States 16 June 1967 Provo
6 9.29+ –0.2 Kim Collins  Saint Kitts and Nevis 31 May 2011 Ostrava [6]
–0.4 Mike Rodgers  United States 17 June 2014 Ostrava [7]
8 9.30+ –0.2 Daniel Bailey  Antigua and Barbuda 31 May 2011 Ostrava [8]
9.30 +0.9 Houston McTear  United States 9 May 1975 Winter Park
9.30 +1.6 Linford Christie  Great Britain 8 July 1994 Edinburgh
11 9.32 A +1.5 Lennox Miller  Jamaica 16 June 1967 Provo
12 9.33 A 0.0 Clifford Outlin  United States 6 June 1975 Provo
9.33 +1.6 Johnny Jones  United States 19 March 1977 Austin
+1.2 Jon Drummond  United States 30 April 1994 Philadelphia
15 9.34+ –0.4 Isiah Young  United States 26 May 2015 Ostrava [9]
9.34 +1.9 Reggie Jones  United States 7 June 1974 Austin
17 9.35 nw Bob Hayes  United States 22 June 1962 Walnut
Bill Collins  United States 2 May 1974 Austin
9.35 A –1.1 Hasely Crawford  Trinidad and Tobago 6 June 1975 Provo
20 9.36 +0.5 Frank Budd  United States 24 June 1961 New York City
+1.2 Andre Cason  United States 30 April 1994 Philadelphia
+1.6 Sam Jefferson  United States 8 July 1994 Edinburg
23 9.37 +1.9 Donald Quarrie  Jamaica 10 May 1975 Fresno
9.37+ +0.7 Trell Kimmons  United States 27 May 2010 Ostrava [10]
–0.2 Lerone Clarke  Jamaica 31 May 2011 Ostrava [11]

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 9.37:

Women[edit]

Rank Time Wind (m/s) Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 9.91+ +1.1 Veronica Campbell-Brown  Jamaica 31 May 2011 Ostrava [12]
2 10.15 indoor Heike Drechsler  East Germany 1987 [13]
3 10.21 indoor Silke Möller  East Germany 1988 [14]
10.21+ +1.5 Chandra Sturrup  Jamaica 27 May 2010 Ostrava [15]
+1.1 Debbie Ferguson  Bahamas 31 May 2011 Ostrava [16]
6 10.22+ +1.1 Schillonie Calvert  Jamaica 31 May 2011 Ostrava [17]
7 10.25 indoor Marita Koch  East Germany 1985 [18]
8 10.28+ +1.5 Sheri-Ann Brooks  Jamaica 27 May 2010 Ostrava [19]
9 10.29 indoor Marlies Göhr  East Germany 1980 [20]
1983 [21]
10 10.30+ +1.1 Ruddy Zang Milama  Gabon 31 May 2011 Ostrava [22]
11 10.38 nw Melinda Gainsford-Taylor  Australia 1995 [23]
10.38+ +1.1 Barbara Pierre  United States 31 May 2011 Ostrava [24]
13 10.43 indoor Bärbel Schölzel  East Germany 1984 [25]
14 10.45+ +1.5 Yevgeniya Polyakova  Russia 27 May 2010 Ostrava [26]
15 10.46+ +1.1 LaShauntea Moore  United States 31 May 2011 Ostrava [27]
+1.5 Mikele Barber  United States 27 May 2010 Ostrava [28]
17 10.48 indoor Renate Stecher  East Germany 1974 [29]
18 10.49+ +1.1 Kateřina Čechová  Czech Republic 31 May 2011 Ostrava [30]
19 10.51 indoor Kerstin Behrendt  East Germany 1989 [31]
20 10.56+ +1.5 Gloria Asumnu  United States 27 May 2010 Ostrava [32]
21 10.59 +0.3 Melissa Breen  Australia 21 January 2017 Canberra [33]
10.59+ –0.1 Inna Eftimova  Bulgaria 31 May 2011 Ostrava [34]
23 10.62 +0.5 Cathy Freeman  Australia 17 January 1993 Hobart [35]
24 10.67 indoor Heather Hunte  Great Britain 17 February 1978 Senftenberg [36]
25 10.69+ –0.6 Lina Grinčikaitė  Lithuania 27 May 2010 Ostrava [37]

Note: The following athletes have had their performances annulled due to doping offense:

Time Wind Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
10.15+ +1.5 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce  Jamaica 27 May 2010 Ostrava [38]

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 10.33:

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 [39]
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 [40]
D. J. Kelly 1906 9.6 Official world record
Jack Donaldson Johannesburg, 1910 9.375 World record
Eric Liddell 1924''Italic text 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 [41]

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 [42]
Mae Faggs 1954 10.8
Heather Young 20 July 1958 10.73 (+0.3 m/s) Cardiff, official hand time 10.6
Wilma Rudolph 1961 10.8
Dorothy Hyman 10 July 1962 10.6 (+1.3 m/s)
Mary Rand 4 July 1964 10.6 (+0.4 m/s)
Daphne Arden 4 July 1964 10.6 (+1.2 m/s)
Jill Hall 3 July 1965 10.77 (+1.8 m/s) London
Wyomia Tyus 1965 10.5
Val Peat 10 August 1968 10.6 (0.0 m/s) Huddersfield
Maureen Tranter 7 September 1968 10.6 (+1.8 m/s) Birmingham
Barbara Ferrell 1969 10.7
Chi Cheng 13 June 1970 10.0 Portland, Oregon
Iris Davis 1973 10.3w
Heather Hunte 17 February 1978 10.67 i Senftenberg
Veronica Campbell-Brown 31 May 2011 9.91+ (+1.1 m/s) Official World Best, en route to 100m [43]

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