Progression of 100 meters world record

Updated: May 17, 2006, 7:34 AM ET
Associated Press

100-Meter Record Progression
Time (secs.) Name/Country Date
9.77 Justin Gatlin, U.S. May 12, 2006
9.77 Asafa Powell, Jamaica June 14, 2005
9.79 Maurice Greene, U.S. June 16, 1999
9.84 Donovan Bailey, Canada July 27, 1996
9.85 Leroy Burrell, U.S. July 6, 1994
9.86 Carl Lewis, U.S. Aug. 25, 1991
9.90 Leroy Burrell, U.S. June 14, 1991
9.92 Carl Lewis, U.S. Sept. 24, 1988
9.93 Calvin Smith, U.S. July 3, 1983
9.95 (elec.) Jim Hines, U.S. Oct. 14, 1968
9.99 Jim Hines, U.S. June 20, 1968
10.0 Armin Hary, West Germany June 21, 1960
10.1 Willie Williams, U.S. Aug. 3, 1956
10.2 Jesse Owens, U.S. June 20, 1936
10.3 Percy Williams, Canada Aug. 9, 1930
10.4 Charles Paddock, U.S. April 23, 1921
10.6 Donald Lippincott, U.S. July 6, 1912


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