Check out our list of the top ten quickest 100m sprinters in history.


Who is the fastest man in the world? Currently the answer is Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, he‟s also the fastest man in history with a world record time of 9.58 seconds. The fastest woman is history is Florence Griffith-Joyner with a world record time of 10.49. 


Take a look at the other fastest people ever, what countries are they from? Are humans getting faster? Note that the records are accurate as of 2010 and do not include a number of times set by athletes who used performance enhancing drugs. 
Enjoy our top ten lists of the fastest men and women in history as well as all our other fun science facts for kids.

Fastest Male 100 meters Sprinters in History

Number
Time
(seconds)
Athlete name
Nationality
Date
Location
1.
9.58
Usain Bolt
Jamaica
16 August 2009
Berlin
2.
9.69
Tyson Gay
USA
20 September 2009
Shanghai
3.
9.72
Asafa Powell
Jamaica
2 September 2008
Lausanne
4.
9.79
Maurice Greene
USA
16 June 1999
Athens
5.
9.84
Donovan Bailey
Canada
27 July 1996
Atlanta
5.
9.84
Bruny Surin
Canada
22 August 1999
Seville
7.
9.85
Leroy Burrell
USA
6 July 1994
Lausanne
7.
9.85
Justin Gatlin
USA
22 August 2004
Athens
7.
9.85
Olusoji Fasuba
Nigeria
12 May 2006
Doha
10.
9.86
Carl Lewis
USA
25 August 1991
Tokyo
10.
9.86
Frankie Fredericks
Namibia
3 July 1996
Lausanne
10.
9.86
Ato Boldon
Trinidad and Tobago
19 April 1998
Walnut
10.
9.86
Francis Obikwelu
Portugal
22 August 2004
Athens


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