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Update: July 25, 2012
EventWR/ORRecord[m/s]Record Holder DatePlace
100mWR Man9.5810.44Usain BoltJAMAug 16, 2009Berlin, Germany
OR Man9.6910.32Usain BoltJAMAug 16, 2008Beijing, China
WR Women10.49 9.53Florence Griffith JoynerUSAJul 16, 1988Indianapolis, USA
OR Women10.629.42Florence Griffith JoynerUSASep 24, 1988Seul, Korea

100 meters distance
100 meters distance is equal to 109.3635 yards or 328.09 feet (More conversions available here: 100 meters conversion). This is the shortest outdoor sprint race distance in athletics.

Cheetah - the fastest land animal, reaching speed up to 120 km/h (74.6 mph), could run this distance in 3s and is more then 3 times faster then the current world record holder Usain Bolt
100 m world record men The current world record holder of the 100 m sprint race is Usain BOLT from Jamaica. The record has been broken August 16, 2009 in Berlin, Germany. Bolt ran 9.58s.

Usain Bolt average speed in this race:
10.44 m/s, 37.58 km/h, 23.35 mph, 34.25 fps, 11.42 yd/s

100 m olympic record men The current olympic record holder of the 100 m sprint race is also Usain Bolt. The record has been established August 16, 2008 during Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Bolt ran 9.69s

Usain Bolt's average speed:
10.32 m/s, 23.09 mph, 37.15 km/h, 11.29 yd/s

100 m world record women Florence Griffith-Joyner (Flo-Jo) holds current 100 m sprint race world record. July 16,1988 in Indianapolis Flo-Jo run the distance in 10.49s. She is also world record holder in 200 m sprint race (21.34s)

Flo-Jo speed during the winning 100 m race was:
9.5329 m/s, 21.3245 mph, 34.3184 km/h, 31.2759 ft/s

100 m olympic record women Florence Griffith-Joyner (Flo-Jo) is also current 100 m olympic record holder. September 24,1988 at the Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea Flo-Jo run the distance in 10.62s. She is also olympic record holder in 200 m sprint race (21.34s)

Flo-Jo speed during the winning 100 m race in Seoul was:
9.4162 m/s, 21.0634 mph, 33.8983 km/h, 30.893 ft/s


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