Top 10 Fastest American Athletes of All Time

Top 10 Fastest American Athletes of All Time. The 100m Olympic champion is named “the fastest man in the world”. The World Championships 100 meters have been contested since 1983 and American athletes performed tremendously well. Here are the top ten all-time fastest 100m athletes from the USA.

Sr. Time Athlete Date Place
1 9.69 Tyson Gay 20 September 2009 Shanghai
2 9.74 Justin Gatlin 15 May 2015 Doha
3 9.76 Christian Coleman 28 September 2019 Doha
4 9.79 Maurice Greene 16 June 1999 Athens
5 9.84 Trayvon Bromell 25 June 2015 Eugene
6,7 9.85 Leroy Burrell 6 July 1994 Lausanne
Mike Rodgers 4 June 2011 Eugene
8,9 9.86 Carl Lewis 25 August 1991 Tokyo
Noah Lyles 18 May 2019 Shanghai
10 9.87 Ronnie Baker 22 August 2018 Chorzów

10. Ronnie Baker

(9.87 seconds for the 100 meters)

Ronnie Baker was born on October 15, 1993. In the 60 meters event, his personal best is 6.40 seconds which is the third-best time in this event. He won the US indoor championship of 60m in 2017. Ronnie was the fastest man in the world in the 60m event in 2017. He was the second-fastest man in both 60m and 100m events in 2018. He also won the gold medal in the 4 x 100 m relay in 2017 at the World Relays.

9. Noah Lyles

(9.86 seconds for the 100 meters)

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Noah Lyles was born on July 18, 1997. His personal best for 100m is 9.86 seconds and for the 200m 19.50 seconds. He is also the world record holder in the 300m with a time of 31.87 seconds. In the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in China, he won the gold medal in a 200m event. In 2019, he also won the gold medal at the world athletics championship in Doha Qatar in the 200m event.

8. Carl Lewis

(9.86 seconds for the 100 meters)

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Frederick Carlton Lewis was born on July 1, 1961. He is one of the greatest athletes of all time. He won 8 gold and two silver medals in the world championship. Lewis also won 9 Olympic gold and 1 silver medals. He is among the three athletes, who won the gold medals in 4 consecutive Olympic Games in the same event.

Carl Lewis dominant the world rankings in the 100m, 200, and long jump events during his career. His world record in long jump has stood since 1984. He also sets world records in 100m, 200m, and 4 x 200m events during his career. He won 65 consecutive long jump events and stay undefeated for 10 years. During his career, he jumped over 28 feet 71 times, broke 10 seconds barrier for 100m 15 times and 20 second barrier for 200m 10 times.

He was awarded several titles including World Athlete of the Century, Sportsman of the Century and Olympian of the Century.

7. Mike Rodgers

(9.85 seconds for the 100 meters)

Michael Rodgers was born on 24th  April 1985. His main events are 60m and 100m. He became the US Indoor Champion in the 60m event in 2008. Rodgers broke the 10 second barrier for the first time with 9.94 seconds at Prefontaine Classic. He is a semi-finalist at the 2009 World Championship.  At Prefontaine Classic in 2011, he improved his timing with 9.85 seconds in a 100m event.

6. Leroy Burrell

(9.85 seconds for the 100 meters)

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Leroy Russel Burrell was born on February 21, 1967. He twice set the 100m world record in his era. At the 1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle, he won the gold medal in 100m event while competing with Carl Lewis. He sat a record of 19.61 seconds in 200m at the college station on May 1990. This record stood for over 6 years and was broken by Michael Johnson in Atlanta Olympic in 1996. Burrell set the 100m world record with 9.85 seconds in July 1994.

5. Trayvon Bromell

(9.84 seconds for the 100 meters)

Trayvon Bromell was born on July 10, 1995. He is the first junior player, who breaks the 10 seconds in 100m event with a time of 9.97 second. Just before his 20th birthday, he runs his carrier best in 100m event with a time of 9.84 seconds. Bromell won the indoor 60m championship in 2016. He also competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics. He is an emerging star of the USA.

4. Maurice Greene

(9.79 seconds for the 100 meters)

Maurice Greene was born on July 23, 1994. He is a former world record holder in a 100m event with a time of 9.79 seconds. During his career, he won five World Championships and 4 Olympic medals. He won 3 gold medals at the World Championship in 1999. He also won the Indoor World Championship in 1999. During his career he broke the 10 seconds barrier in 100m for 51 times.

3. Christian Coleman

(9.76 seconds for the 100 meters)

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Christian Coleman was born on 6th March 1996. He is the current champion in the 100m event. He won silver medals in 100m and 4 x 100 meters in the 2017 World Championship. His best time for the 60m event is 6.34 seconds, for 100m 9.76 seconds and for 200m 19.85 seconds. He won the gold medal in 60m event in IAAF World Indoor Championship.

2. Justin Gatlin

(9.74 seconds for the 100 meters)

Justin Gatlin was born on 10 February 1982. His main events were 100 meters and 200 meters. He won the Olympic gold medal in 2004. Gatlin also won World Championship in 2005 and 2017 in the 100m event. He also won the 200-meter event in the World Championship of 2005.

1. Tyson Gay

(9.69 seconds for the 100 meters)

Tyson Gay was born on 9th of August 1982. He competes mainly in 100m and 200 events. His 9.69 seconds time is the second-best in 100m event till now. He is the 7th fastest man in 200m event with the time of 19.58 seconds. Tyson won US 100m championship four times. He won several medals in major international athletic competitions. At Osaka World Championship in 2007 he won 100m, 200m, and 4 x 100m event.

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