1. Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt is a former Jamaican professional sprinter who competed in the 100-meter dash. He is one of the all-time great 100m sprinters. Instead of Bolt, his followers refer to him as “Bullet.” He holds the world record for the quickest 100m sprint time of 9.58 seconds, making him the fastest runner on the planet.
Usain Bolt’s illustrious career is littered with records and triumphs. Throughout his career, he has won a lot of prestigious awards.
2. Tyson Gay
Tyson Gay ran a 200-meter race in 19.58 seconds, making him the world’s second-fastest sprinter. In addition, he ran a 100-meter dash in 9.69 seconds, which boosted his fame.
3. Yohan Blake
Yohan Blake is a Jamaican sprinter who holds the world record of 9.69 seconds. He won gold in the 100 x 4 replay competition at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. The Beast is his nickname. The Jamaican runner won 14 gold, four silver, and three bronze medals in all of his international tournaments.
4. Asafa Powell
Asafa Powell is another famous Jamaican sprinter who is currently among the world’s quickest runners. In the 100m sprint, he holds the world record of 9.72 seconds. Before his best of 9.72 seconds, he had a history of breaking 100m records in under 10 seconds.
5. Justin Gatlin
Justin Gatlin is a professional runner from the United States who competes in the 60m, 100m, and 200m. His world record of 9.74 seconds in the 100m made him one of the top ten quickest runners in the world at the time. In the 100m, Justin Gatlin was the Olympic champion in 2004 and the global champion in 2015 and 2017.
6. Christian Coleman
Professional sprinter from the United States Christian Coleman is a sprinter who competes in the 100m and 200m. He is the world champion in the 100m as of February 2022. He also holds the record for the fastest 100m time of 9.76 seconds. Christian Coleman won two gold medals at the 2017 World Athletics Championships.
7. Nesta Carter
Nesta Carter is a former Jamaican sprinter who competed in the 100-meter dash. He has set sprinting records and won gold medals. For the 100 meters, he ran with a best speed of 9.78 seconds. Carter won bronze in the individual 100m World Championships in Moscow in 2013. Nesta is one of the most well-known athletes in the United States.
8. Maurice Greene
Maurice Greene owns the 100-meter sprint record with a time of 9.79 seconds. He is a retired track and field athlete from the United States. He has a total of 5 Olympic medals, with two of them being gold. Until 2005, he held the record for six years. In his early career, Greene was the quickest sprinter five times, winning five Olympic gold medals and setting the world record for the 100 meters with a speed of 9.79 seconds. He presently holds the world record in the 60-meter dash. He had a full cup in his hand till 1999.
9. Steve Mullings
Another amazing sprinter on our list of the world’s quickest runners is Steve Mullings. He is a sprinter from Jamaica who excels in the 100m and 200m sprints. Mullings ran the 100m in 9.8 seconds, making him one among the top ten quickest runners in the world.
10. Richard Thompson
Torpedo, or Richard Thompson, is a sprinter who specializes in the 100 meters. The Trinidad and Tobago track and field athlete rose to prominence after finishing second to Usain Bolt for a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Thompson was unable to maintain the pace later in 2014 because he was not pushing himself hard enough. He was the eighth quickest sprinter in Port of Spain in 2014.