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Top 10 fastest runners in history

CachHayNhat - Humans can be pretty fast. Not as fast as some animals, but pretty fast nonetheless. While much of a human's speed depends on genetics, the fastest humans in the world also require a lot of training to be able to maximize their speed. It's no surprise that the world's fastest runners are all professional sprinters who have trained hard for years to reach the average speed they eventually reach. Here are the 10 fastest people in recorded history, as measured by their recorded top speed per 100 meters or equivalent hourly average speed time.

10 fastest people in history

10 fastest people in history

9,58 s / 100 m = 37,6 km / h (23,4 mph)

9,69 s / 100 m = 37,2 km / h (23,1 mph), opposite wind

9,69 s / 100 m = 37,2 km / h (23,1 mph), according to the wind

9,72 s / 100m = 37,04 km / h (23,01 mph)

9,74 s / 100m = 36,96 km / h (22,97 mph)

9,76 s / 100m = 36,89 km / h (22,92 mph)

9,78 s / 100m = 36,81 km / h (22,87 mph)

9,79 s / 100m = 36,77 km / h (22,85 mph)

9,80 s / 100m = 36,73 km / h (22,83 mph)

9,82 s / 100m = 36,66 km / h (22,78 mph)


Top 10 fastest people in history


1. Usain Bolt

Fastest recorded speed: 9.58 s / 100 m = 37.6 km/h (23.4 mph)

Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt

Born: August 21, 1986

Birthplace: Sherwood Contents, Trelawny Parish, Jamaica

Nationality: Jamaican


Usain Bolt is the fastest man in history by average speed. A Jamaican born in 1986 in Sherwood Content, a small town in Northern Jamaica. Bolt first dreamed of becoming a professional soccer or cricket player, but his school gym teacher noticed Bolt's remarkable running speed and urged him to focus on athletics. Bolt listened to his coach and later became the fastest man in the world. At the 2009 World Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany, Usain Bolt set a new world record running the 100 meters in 9.58 seconds. A world record that remains unbroken to date.


 

2. Yohan Blake

Fastest recorded speed: 9.69 s / 100 m = 37.2 km/h (23.1 mph)

Yohan Blake
Yohan Blake

Born: December 26, 1989

Place of Birth: Saint James Parish, Jamaica (city unknown)

Nationality: Jamaican


Like the fastest human on Earth, the second fastest is the Jamaican. Yohan Blake was born in 1989 in a small town in Saint James Parish, Western Jamaica. Like Bolt, Blake originally wanted to be a professional cricketer, but changed his focus after the principal of his school urged him to try sprinting after realizing how fast Blake was. When Usain Bolt was asked to name someone who could seriously challenge him, his answer was Yohan Blake. Blake certainly came close when he ran the 100 meters in 9.69 seconds at an athletics event in Lausanne, Switzerland.


 

3. Tyson Gay

Fastest recorded speed: 9.69 s / 100 m = 37.2 km/h (23.1 mph)

Tyson Gay
Tyson Gay

Born: August 9, 1982

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Nationality: American


Tyson Gay is the third fastest and fastest non-Jamaican in history. American professional sprinter born in 1982 in Lexington, Kentucky. His physical speed is almost a genetic certainty as his sprinter gene may have been given to him by his grandmother, who sprinted for the University. East Kentucky, and/or his mother, who also ran during her high school years. Therefore, it is not surprising that Gay followed in his mother and grandmother's footsteps and became a professional sprinter. Britain quickly began to break national records after records. In 2009, at an athletics event in Shanghai, China, Gay ran the 100 meters in 9.69 seconds and was therefore practically as fast as Yohan Blake. He is being ranked behind Blake just because Gay's sprint is aided by the wind.


 

4. Asafa Powell

Fastest speed recorded: 9.72 s / 100m = 37.04 km/h (23.01 mph)

Asafa Powell
Asafa Powell

Born: November 23, 1982

Birthplace: Spanish Town, Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica

Nationality: Jamaican


Asafa Powell is another Jamaican among the fastest in history. Born in 1982 in Spanish Town, Jamaica, Powell grew up as the youngest of six sons by two Christian ministers. All of his older brothers displayed great physical strength and speed from their earliest ages and his eldest, Donovan Powell, also became a sprinter. . In the end, however, the youngest proved to be the fastest: Asafa Powell ran the 100 meters with a time of 9.72 at an athletics event in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2008. He now ranks as the man. fourth fastest in history.


 

5. Justin Gatlin

Fastest speed recorded: 9.74 s / 100m = 36.96 km/h (22.97 mph)

Justin Gatlin
Justin Gatlin

Born: February 10, 1982

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Nationality: American


Justin Gatlin finished the Top 5 fastest in history. Gatlin was born in New York City in 1982, but was primarily raised in Pensacola, Florida. The American first played American football in high school but eventually switched to the track. Unfortunately, his career as a professional sprinter came to an abrupt end in 2006 when he received a four-year ban for testing positive for a testosterone-containing doping substance. Gatlin then attempted a return to American football, but failed to make the NFL rosters of both the Houston Texans and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Instead, Gatlin returned to the track in 2010 and proved that you can still be a successful sprinter in your 30s. Gatlin ran his personal best (100 meters in 9). .74 seconds) in 2015, aged 33, at a track and field event in Doha, Qatar, 2019.


 

6. Christian Coleman

Fastest speed recorded: 9.76 s / 100m = 36.89 km/h (22.92 mph)

Christian Coleman
Christian Coleman

Born: March 6, 1996

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Nationality: American


 

7. Nesta Carter

Fastest speed recorded: 9.78 s/100m = 36.81 km/h (22.87 mph)

Nesta Carter
Nesta Carter

Born: October 11, 1985

Birthplace: Banana Ground, Clarendon Parish, Jamaica

Nationality: Jamaican


 

8. Maurice Greene

Fastest speed recorded: 9.79 s / 100m = 36.77 km/h (22.85 mph)

Maurice Greene
Maurice Greene

Born: July 23, 1974

Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, USA

Nationality: American


 

9. Steve Mullings

Fastest speed recorded: 9.80 s/100m = 36.73 km/h (22.83 mph)

Steve Mullings
Steve Mullings

Born: November 28, 1982

Place of Birth: Saint Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica (city unknown)

Nationality: Jamaican


 

10. Richard Thompson

Fastest speed recorded: 9.82 s / 100m = 36.66 km/h (22.78 mph)

Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson

Date of birth: June 7, 1985

Birthplace: Cascade, Diego Martin Region, Trinidad & Tobago

Nationality: Trinidadian



Top 10 fastest people in history

(as of December 2019, at the highest recorded rate)


1. USAIN BOLT

9,58 s / 100 m = 37,6 km / h (23,4 mph)

2. YOHAN BLAKE

9,69 s / 100 m = 37,2 km / h (23,1 mph), opposite wind

3. TYSON GAY

9,69 s / 100 m = 37,2 km / h (23,1 mph), according to the wind

4. ASAFA POWELL

9,72 s / 100m = 37,04 km / h (23,01 mph)

5. JUSTIN GATLIN

9,74 s / 100m = 36,96 km / h (22,97 mph)

6. CHRISTIAN COLEMAN

9,76 s / 100m = 36,89 km / h (22,92 mph)

7. NESTA CARTER

9,78 s / 100m = 36,81 km / h (22,87 mph)

8. MAURICE GREENE

9,79 s / 100m = 36,77 km / h (22,85 mph)

9. STEVE MULLINGS

9,80 s / 100m = 36,73 km / h (22,83 mph)

10. RICHARD THOMPSON

9,82 s / 100m = 36,66 km / h (22,78 mph)


 

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