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The Evolution of the Sprinter

THE EVOLUTION OF THE SPRINTER SINCE BREAKING THE 10s BARRIER SPORTINGINDEX 18-year-old Adam Gemili has recorded the quickest 100m time by a Briton in 2012, but his mark of 10,05 seconds leaves him knocking at the door of the sub10 club. However, fellow Brit Dwain Chambers has his membership card even though he clocked his personal best time of 9.97 seconds some 13 years ago. 100m world record JIM HINES 9.95s 1968 CALVIN SMITH 9.93s 1983 BEN JOHNSON 9.83s drugs cheat 1987 CARL LEWIS 9.92s 1988 LEROY BURRELL 9.90s 1991 CARL LEWIS 9.86s 1991 LEROY BURRELL 9.85s 1994 DONOVAN BAILEY 9.84s 1996 MAURICE GREENE 9.79s 1999 TIM MONTGOMERY 9.78s drugs cheat! 2002 ASAFA POWELL 9.77s 2005 JUSTIN GATLIN 9.77s drugs cheat! 2006 ASAFA POWELL 9.74s 2007 USAIN BOLT 9.72s 2008 USAIN BOLT 9.69s 2008 USAIN BOLT 9.58s 2009 Sporting Index's predicted winning time in the men's 100m final on Aug 5. Since Jim Hines first smashed the 10 second barrier, 82 other individuals have officially run the 100m in under 10 seconds – from 20 different countries. NIGERIA USA Almost half of these come from the USA. The oldest was Aussie Patrick Johnson OTHERS at nearly 31 (who was also the first man of non-African descent) in 2003 and the youngest was Jamaican Yohan Blake at 19 years and 5 months in 2009. UK TRINIDAD & JAMAICA TOBAGO 13 4 .Sporting Index's prediction in seconds of the slowest recorded time in 100m qualifying. At Beijing this accolade went to Shanahan Sanitoa of American Samoa clocking 12.60s. ..Sporting Index's prediction of the number of runners in the 100m final that will go under 10 seconds. That's fewer than in 2008 when 6 achieved it.

The Evolution of the Sprinter

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The Men’s 100m. The iconic athletic event. We’ve dug out how the word record has tumbled since Jim Hines first broke the magic 10sec mark 44 years ago. And what we’re predicting for the final on...


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