300 metres

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The 300 metres is a rarely run uncommon sprinting event in track and field competitions.

All-time top 25[edit]

  • + = en route to 400 m performance
  • i = indoor performance
  • A = affected by altitude

Men[edit]

  • Correct as of March 2017.[1]
Rank Result Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 30.85 A Michael Johnson  United States 24 March 2000 Pretoria
2 30.97 Usain Bolt  Jamaica 27 May 2010 Ostrava [2]
3 31.03 Wayde Van Niekerk  South Africa 11 June 2016 Kingston [3]
4 31.23 LaShawn Merritt  United States 11 June 2016 Kingston [4]
5 31.48 Roberto Hernández  Cuba 3 September 1990 Jerez de la Frontera [5]
Danny Everett  United States 3 September 1990 Jerez de la Frontera [6]
7 31.56 Douglas Walker  Great Britain 19 July 1998 Gateshead
8 31.58+ Jeremy Wariner  United States 31 August 2007 Osaka [7]
9 31.61 Anthuan Maybank  United States
10 31.64 Tony McQuay  United States
11 31.67 John Regis  Great Britain
12 31.70 Kirk Baptiste  United States
13 31.73 Thomas Jefferson  United States
14 31.74 Gabriel Tiacoh  Ivory Coast
15 31.77 Tyler Christopher  Canada
16 31.81 Gil Roberts  United States
17 31.82 Steve Lewis  United States
18 31.87 Mark Richardson  Great Britain
Jonathan Borlée  Belgium
31.87 i Noah Lyles  United States 4 March 2017 Albuquerque [8]
20 31.88+ Angelo Taylor  United States 31 August 2007 Osaka [9]
31.88 Darren Clark  Australia
31.88 i Wallace Spearmon  United States
23 31.91 Isaac Makwala  Botswana
31.91+ Christopher Brown  Bahamas 31 August 2007 Osaka [10]
25 31.92 i Paul Dedewo  United States 4 March 2017 Albuquerque [11]

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 31.92:

Women[edit]

  • Correct as of February 2017.[12]
Rank Result Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 34.14+ Marita Koch  German Democratic Republic 6 October 1985 Canberra [13]
2 34.95+ Jarmila Kratochvílová  Czechoslovakia 18 August 1982 Zürich [14]
3 35.00+ Marie-José Pérec  France 27 August 1991 Tokyo [15]
4 35.01+ Olga Bryzgina  Ukraine 6 October 1985 Canberra [16]
5 35.24+ Tatána Kocembová  Czechoslovakia 10 August 1983 Helsinki [17]
6 35.30 A Ana Guevara  Mexico 3 May 2003 Mexico City
7 35.45 i Irina Privalova  Russia
8 35.46 Kathy Cook  Great Britain
Chandra Cheeseborough  United States
10 35.47+ Valerie Brisco  United States 26 September 1988 Seoul [18]
11 35.48 i Svetlana Goncharenko  Russia
12 35.63+ Sanya Richards-Ross  United States 18 August 2009 Berlin [19]
13 35.69 i Patricia Hall  Jamaica 14 February 2012 Liévin [20]
14 35.70 Irena Szewinska  Poland
15 35.71 Donna Fraser  Great Britain
35.71 i Quanera Hayes  United States 7 January 2017 Clemson [21]
Shaunae Miller  Bahamas 11 February 2017 New York City [22]
18 35.73+ Novlene Williams-Mills  Jamaica 29 August 2007 Osaka [23]
19 35.74 Courtney Okolo  United States
20 35.78+ Olga Nazarova  Russia 26 September 1988 Seoul [24]
21 35.81 Silke Knoll  Germany
22 35.82 Cydonie Mothersille  Cayman Islands
23 35.83 i (A) Merlene Ottey  Jamaica
24 35.90+ Antonina Krivoshapka  Russia 18 August 2009 Berlin [25]
25 35.95+ Falilat Ogunkoya  Nigeria 26 August 1999 Seville [26]

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 35.93:

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "300 Metres Results" (PDF). www.zlatatretra.cz. 27 May 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Wayde van Niekerk 300m 31.03 - Racers Grand Prix 2016 HD". 12 June 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Wayde van Niekerk 300m 31.03 - Racers Grand Prix 2016 HD". 12 June 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Danny Everett 300m 31.48 RM 3-Sep-1990". 15 March 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Danny Everett 300m 31.48 RM 3-Sep-1990". 15 March 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "All-time men's best 300m en route to 400m". alltime-athletics.com. 8 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Gwen Berry, Noah Lyles break world indoor records". foxsports.com. 4 March 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "All-time men's best 300m en route to 400m". alltime-athletics.com. 8 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "All-time men's best 300m en route to 400m". alltime-athletics.com. 8 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "Gwen Berry, Noah Lyles break world indoor records". foxsports.com. 4 March 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2017. 
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  13. ^ "All-time women's best 300m en route to 400m". alltime-athletics.com. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
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  16. ^ "All-time women's best 300m en route to 400m". alltime-athletics.com. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  17. ^ "All-time women's best 300m en route to 400m". alltime-athletics.com. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  18. ^ "All-time women's best 300m en route to 400m". alltime-athletics.com. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  19. ^ "All-time women's best 300m en route to 400m". alltime-athletics.com. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  20. ^ "300 Metres Results" (PDF). www.meeting-pasdecalais.com. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2017. 
  21. ^ Alfons Juck (8 January 2017). "Quanera Hayes runs 35.71 for new U.S. 300 meter record!". runblogrun.com. Retrieved 23 January 2017. 
  22. ^ Jon Mulkeen (12 February 2017). "Wilson, Hassan and Okolo shine on night of world leads and records at Millrose Games". IAAF. Retrieved 13 February 2017. 
  23. ^ "All-time women's best 300m en route to 400m". alltime-athletics.com. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  24. ^ "All-time women's best 300m en route to 400m". alltime-athletics.com. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  25. ^ "All-time women's best 300m en route to 400m". alltime-athletics.com. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  26. ^ "All-time women's best 300m en route to 400m". alltime-athletics.com. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.