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October 31, 2010

Breaking the 10 second barrier for 100 metres

Filed under: sport — ckrao @ 12:45 pm

It has been achieved 482 times by 74 athletes (counting electronic times up to 21 Sep 2010). Here are the people who have done it the most times.

Asafa Powell 65
Maurice Greene 52
Ato Boldon 28
Frank Fredericks 27
Tyson Gay 26
Usain Bolt 20
Donovan Bailey 16
Carl Lewis 15
Dennis Mitchell 12
Justin Gatlin 11
John Drummond 10
Leroy Burrell 9
Linford Christie 9
Shawn Crawford 9

Note: several performances of Tim Montgomery and Justin Gatlin have been disqualified due to doping charges.

Update: The following graph shows how the frequency of such performances has increased in recent years, with as many as 53 sub-10 second times in 2008.

References:
http://www.iaaf.org/statistics/toplists/inout=O/age=N/season=0/sex=M/all=y/legal=A/disc=100/detail.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10-second_barrier

http://www.oocities.com/sprintingelite/sub10chrono.html

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