55 metres

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55 metres is a sprint event in track and field. It is a relatively uncommon non-championship event for indoor track and field.

The history of the event lies in the 60 yard dash, which roughly equates to 55 metres. For this reason, the event is most popular in countries which use or have used imperial measurements, especially the United States. Unlike the 50 metres and 60 metres running events, the 55 metres is not an IAAF recognised event.[1]

All-time top 25[edit]

Indoor results only

  • A = affected by altitude

Men[edit]

  • Correct as of January 2017.[2]
Rank Time Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 5.99 A Obadele Thompson  Barbados 22 February 1997 Colorado Springs
2 6.00 Lee McRae  United States 14 March 1986 Oklahoma City
3 6.02 A Leo Myles-Mills  Ghana 22 February 1997 Colorado Springs
4 6.03 Sam Graddy  United States
Carl Lewis  United States
6 6.04 André Cason  United States
6.04 A Ato Boldon  Trinidad and Tobago 1 February 1997 Flagstaff
8 6.05 Brian Cooper  United States
Stanley Floyd  United States
10 6.06 Tim Harden  United States
Emmit King  United States
Fred Johnson  United States
Houston McTear  United States
6.06 A Marcus Brunson  United States
Felix Andam  Ghana
Syan Williams  Jamaica 14 February 1998 Colorado Springs
Keith Williams  United States
19 6.07 Leonard Scott  United States 20 February 1999 Gainesville
Ousmane Diarra  Mali 10 February 1996 Ames
Raghib Ismail  United States
Ray Stewart  Jamaica
Ron Brown  United States
6.07 A Obadiah Cooper  United States
25 6.08 Marvin Bracy  United States
Michael Green  Jamaica
Phil Epps  United States
Rod Richardson  United States
James Sanford  United States
6.08 A Bernard Williams  United States

Women[edit]

  • Correct as of January 2017.[3]
Rank Time Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 6.45 Daequon Carr  United States 8 February 2014 Winston-Salem
2 6.65 Savatheda Fynes  Bahamas 8 March 1997 Indianapolis
3 6.68 A Peta-Gaye Dowdie  Jamaica 6 February 1998 Colorado Springs
Aleisha Latimer  United States 19 January 1996 Boulder
5 6.69 Tianna Bartoletta  United States 24 January 2009 Gainesville
6 6.70 Santana Lowery  United States 7 March 2009 Lubbock
Lauryn Williams  United States 1 February 2004 Gainesville
8 6.71 Nolle Graham  Jamaica 27 January 2007 Gainesville
Kerron Stewart  Jamaica 26 February 2006 Gainesville
Debbie Ferguson McKenzie  Bahamas 21 February 1999 Gainesville
6.71 A Giesla Jackson  United States 14 February 1998 Colorado Springs
12 6.72 Shalonda Solomon  United States 21 February 2009 Columbia
Amberly Nesbitt  United States 26 February 2006 Gainesville
Toya Brown  United States 7 February 1998 Norman
15 6.73 A Jerayah Davis  United States 9 December 2016 Laramie [4]
Shakedia Jones  United States 28 February 1998 Reno
Hydie Ann Harper  Trinidad and Tobago 27 February 1998 Colorado Springs
Juan Ball  United States 31 January 1998 Reno
6.73 Sheri-Ann Brooks  Jamaica 17 January 2013 Gainesville
Shayla Mahan  United States 18 February 2012 Columbia
Kya Brookins  United States 27 January 2007 Gainesville
Kelly-Ann Baptiste  Trinidad and Tobago 26 February 2006 Gainesville
Elva Goulbourne  Jamaica 2 March 2003 Gainesville
Angela Williams  United States 15 February 2003 Los Angeles
Muna Lee  United States 9 February 2003 Gainesville

Season's bests[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IAAF records. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-01-05.
  2. ^ "All-time men's best 55m". tilastopaja.net. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "All-time women's best 55m". tilastopaja.net. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Wyoming Power Meet 2016 Results" (PDF). uncbears.com. 9 December 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2016.