Top 10 Fastest Runners In The World

Who is the fastest runner in the world? Here we have a list of the ten fastest runners in the world in 2022.

Walking and running are involved in almost all outdoor sports. But sports like sprints need more efficiency in running to become winners. In Olympics, running is one of the most important and most-watched sports. Here in the below list, we have ten of the fastest runners ever seen in 100m sprints. Let’s dive into the list.

Top 10 Fastest Runners in the World in 2022

Here are the ten fastest runners in the world right now.

10. Richard Thompson

Quick Facts
Height 6′ 2”
Weight 79 kg
Age in 2022 36
100m Record 9.82 Seconds

Richard Thompson is a Trinidad and Tobago sprinter who is popular because of his incredible 100m sprints. He has a record of 100m sprint in just 9.82 seconds, which makes him the 10th on the list of fastest runners in the world. Richard Thompson made this wonderful record in 2014.

9. Steve Mullings

Quick Facts
Height 5′ 9”
Weight 67 kg
Age in 2022 39
100m Record 9.8 Seconds

Steve Mullings is another great sprinter on our list of fastest runners worldwide. He is a Jamaican sprinter specializing in 100m and 200m sprints. Mullings gave his best sprint of 100m in 9.8 seconds, making him one of the top 10 fastest runners.

Steve Mullings’ got a lifetime ban in 2011 because of doping. This is how a great sprinter put his all career a waste.

8. Maurice Greene

Quick Facts
Height 5′ 9”
Nationality American
Age in 2022 47
100m Record 9.79 Seconds

Maurice Greene is one of the greatest former American sprinters. He holds a record for a 100m run in just 9.79 seconds, making him one of the fastest runners in the world.

The five-time world champion Maurice Greene won four Olympic medals during his incredible professional career.

7. Nesta Carter

Quick Facts
Height 5′ 8”
Nationality Jamaican
Age in 2022 36
100m Record 9.78 Seconds

Another Jamaican great former runner Nesta Carter is the next fastest runner on our list. He holds a wonderful record for 100m sprints in just 9.78, making him the seventh-fastest sprinter on the list. Nesta Carter is now retired after a wonderful professional career.

6. Christian Coleman

Quick Facts
Height 5′ 29”
Nationality American
Age in 2022 25
100m Record 9.76 Seconds

Another great American professional sprinter Christian Coleman competes in 100m and 200m. As of Feb 2022, he is the world champion in 100m. He also holds a record for a 100m run in 9.76 seconds. At the World Championships in Athletics in 2017, Christian Coleman was a double medalist.

5. Justin Gatlin

Quick Facts
Height 6′ 1”
Nationality American
Age in 2022 39
100m Record 9.74 Seconds

Justin Gatlin is also an American professional runner who competes in 60m, 100, and 200m. His record of 100m in just 9.74 seconds made him one of the top ten fastest runners in the world right now. Justin Gatlin is the 2004 Olympic and 2015, 2017 world champion in 100m.

4. Asafa Powell

Quick Facts
Height 6′ 3”
Nationality Jamaican
Age in 2022 39
100m Record 9.72 Seconds

Asafa Powell is another great Jamaican sprinter on the list of fastest runners in the world. He holds a record of 9.72 seconds in a 100m sprint. He has been making records of below 10 seconds for 100m many times before his best of 9.72 s. Asafa Powell is the fourth all-time fastest runner on the list.

3. Tyson Gay

Quick Facts
Height 5′ 11”
Nationality American
Age in 2022 39
100m Record 9.69 Seconds

Tyson Gay is an American professional sprinter with a record of 9.69 seconds for 100m. He is one of the fastest athletes in the world. Tyson Gay is the 2nd fastest runner on our list of fastest runners worldwide. He has a tied record with Yohan Blake, who occupies 2nd spot on the list.

2. Yohan Blake

Quick Facts
Height 5′ 11”
Nationality Jamaican
Age in 2022 32
100m Record 9.69 Seconds

Another Jamaican professional sprinter, Yohan Blake, is on the list of fastest runners in the world. He is the 2nd fastest runner on the list after the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt. Yohan Blake holds a record of 100m in just 9.69 seconds. He is 2nd fastest runner in both 100 and 200m sprints.

1. Usain Bolt

Quick Facts
Height 6′ 5”
Nationality Jamaican
Age in 2022 35
100m Record 9.58 Seconds

Here comes the world’s fastest person who remains below 10 seconds in 100m sprints. Usain Bolt is also a former Jamaican professional sprinter for 100m. He is one of the greatest 100m sprinters of all time. His fans sometimes call him the ”Bullet” instead of Bolt. He holds the record of 9.58 seconds for a 100m sprint race, making him the fastest runner in the world.

Usain Bolt’s wonderful career is full of records and successes. He has won some iconic titles during his career. After retirement, he lives a luxurious life with his family.

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