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What is the 100 metres race ,world record as on date and who set it?

Asked by Deepak Joshi, 10 Mar '09 08:18 am
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100 m (one hundred metres) is the shortest outdoor sprint race distance in athletics. The reigning 100 m Olympic champion is often named "the fastest man/woman in the world", even though the world record for the 200 m has had a faster average speed in the men's race since the mid 1990s. In the past, athletes often competed over 100 yards (91 m) instead of the 100 m, especially in the United States. This shorter distance is now obsolete. Indoors events are normally held over 60 m (sometimes 50 m or 55 m) as few facilities have a 100 m indoor straight. On an outdoor 400 m running track, the 100 m is run on the home straight, the start being set on an extension to make it a straight-line race. 9.69 Usain Bolt Jamaica 16 August 2008 Beijing 9.72 Asafa Powell Jamaica 2 September 2008 Lausanne 9.77 Tyson Gay United States 28 June 2008 Eugene 9.79 Maurice Greene United States 16 June 1999 Athens 9.84 Donovan Bailey Canada ...more
Answered by deba brata sumanta, 10 Mar '09 09:43 am

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