The 100 meter sprint is
deemed the premier event as the Olympic or World Championship
100 meter winner is deemed the world's fastest.
The first sub-10 second 100 meter race was run in 1968 by
Jim Hines. Carl Lewis broke the 9.90 barrier in 1991 and
Maurice Green broke the 9.80 barrier in 1999. The current
official 100 meter world record is held by Jamaican sensation
Usain Bolt of 9.58 set in the 2009 World Championships.
Expect this amazing sprinter to lower that figure in
the near future...
Sprinting phenom Usain Bolt smashes his
own 100 meter world record and stuns the field with a 9.58 100
meters at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin. Tyson
Gay finishes in 9.71 with Asafa Powell third
in 9.84. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nbjhpcZ9_g