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200 metres straight

Tyson Gay, the current recordman.

The 200 metres straight is a track and field outdoor event of 200 metres on a straight track.

In the 1960s, the straight 200 metres was a separate world record event for men until IAAF deleted this variation from its list of official records.[1] The race was more common during the early to mid 20th century, when panhandle tracks, with 200 metre straightaways, were common. The United States Olympic Trials held the event on a straight until 1932.[2]

Interest in the event was revived around 2009. Several street events, primarily in Manchester, Brussels and Boston have constructed special tracks to hold the races, inviting elite sprinters.

Record progressionEdit

MenEdit

Time Wind Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
21.2 Bernard Wefers   United States 30 May 1896   New York City, United States
21.2 Ralph Craig   United States 28 May 1910   Philadelphia, United States
21.2 Donald Lippincott   United States 31 May 1913   Cambridge, United States
21.2 Howard Drew   United States 28 February 1914   Claremont, United States
21.2 George Parker   United States 2 October 1914   Fresno, United States
20.8 Charlie Paddock   United States 26 March 1921   Berkeley, United States
20.8 Charlie Paddock   United States 6 September 1924   West Orange, United States
20.6 Roland Locke   United States 1 May 1926   Lincoln, United States
20.6 Ralph Metcalfe   United States 12 August 1933   Budapest, Hungary
20.3 Jesse Owens   United States 25 May 1935   Ann Arbor, United States
20.2 Mel Patton   United States 7 May 1949   Los Angeles, United States
20.1 Dave Sime   United States 11 May 1956   Durham, United States
20.0 Dave Sime   United States 9 June 1956   Sanger, United States
20.0 Frank Budd   United States 12 May 1962   Villanova, United States
20.0 Tommie Smith   United States 13 March 1965   San Jose, United States
19.5 Tommie Smith   United States 7 May 1966   San Jose, United States [3]
19.41 -0.4 m/s Tyson Gay   United States 16 May 2010   Manchester, United Kingdom [4]

WomenEdit

Time Wind Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
22.55 +0.2 m/s Allyson Felix   United States 16 May 2010   Manchester, United Kingdom [5]
21.76 +0.5 m/s Shaunae Miller-Uibo   Bahamas 4 June 2017   Boston, United States [6]

All-time top 25Edit

  • ht = hand timing
  • nw = no wind measurement

MenEdit

Rank Result Wind (m/s) Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 19.41 −0.4 Tyson Gay   United States 16 May 2010 Manchester [7]
2 19.5 (ht) nw Tommie Smith   United States 7 May 1966 San Jose
3 19.84 +0.6 Wayde van Niekerk   South Africa 4 June 2017 Boston [8]
4 19.88 +0.3 Steven Gardiner   Bahamas 20 May 2018 Boston [9]
5 20.0 (ht) nw Frank Budd   United States 12 May 1962 Villanova
Dave Sime   United States 9 June 1956 Sanger
20.00 -0.2 Zharnel Hughes   Great Britain 16 June 2019 Boston [10]
8 20.03 +0.3 Alonso Edward   Panama 20 May 2018 Boston [11]
+0.3 Jereem Richards   Trinidad and Tobago 20 May 2018 Boston [12]
10 20.09 -0.2 Kyle Greaux   Trinidad and Tobago 16 June 2019 Boston [13]
11 20.17 +0.6 BeeJay Lee   United States 4 June 2017 Boston [14]
12 20.2 (ht) nw Mel Patton   United States 7 May 1949 Los Angeles
13 20.3 (ht) nw Jesse Owens   United States 25 May 1935 Ann Arbor
14 20.36 +0.3 Josephus Lyles   United States 20 May 2018 Boston [15]
15 20.48 −0.6 Solomon Bockarie   Netherlands 4 September 2016 Brussels [16]
16 20.59 −0.4 Kim Collins   Saint Kitts and Nevis 16 May 2010 Manchester [17]
+0.6 Wallace Spearmon   United States 4 June 2017 Boston [18]
18 20.6 (ht) nw Roland Locke   United States 1 May 1926 Lincoln
Ralph Metcalfe   United States 12 August 1933 Budapest
20 20.64 +0.2 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure   Norway 20 May 2012 Manchester [19]
-0.2 Tony McQuay   United States 16 June 2019 Boston [20]
22 20.66 -0.4 Paul Hession   Ireland 16 May 2010 Manchester [21]
23 20.67 +0.2 James Ellington   Great Britain 20 May 2012 Manchester [22]
24 20.71 +0.2 David Neville   United States 20 May 2012 Manchester [23]
25 20.78 +0.3 Renny Quow   Trinidad and Tobago 20 May 2018 Boston [24]

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 20.78:

WomenEdit

Rank Result Wind (m/s) Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 21.76 +0.5 Shaunae Miller-Uibo   Bahamas 4 June 2017 Boston [25]
2 22.16 +0.9 Anastasia Le-Roy   Jamaica 20 May 2018 Boston [26]
3 22.31 +0.9 Joanna Atkins   United States 20 May 2018 Boston [27]
4 22.43 +0.9 Shakima Wimbley   United States 20 May 2018 Boston [28]
5 22.50 +0.5 Natasha Hastings   United States 4 June 2017 Boston [29]
6 22.55 +0.2 Allyson Felix   United States 16 May 2010 Manchester [30]
7 22.71 −0.3 Sanya Richards-Ross   United States 20 May 2012 Manchester [31]
8 22.81 +0.5 Kimberlyn Duncan   United States 4 June 2017 Boston [32]
9 22.86 +0.9 TyNia Gaither   Bahamas 20 May 2018 Boston [33]
10 22.96 +0.2 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie   Bahamas 16 May 2010 Manchester [34]
11 23.10 +0.5 Phyllis Francis   United States 4 June 2017 Boston [35]
12 23.24 +0.1 Lynna Irby   United States 16 June 2019 Boston [36]
13 23.29 +0.2 Emily Freeman   Great Britain 16 May 2010 Manchester [37]
14 23.31 +0.1 Felicia Brown   United States 16 June 2019 Boston [38]
15 23.46 +0.1 Jessica Beard   United States 16 June 2019 Boston [39]
16 23.53 −0.3 Denisa Rosolova   Czech Republic 20 May 2012 Manchester [40]
17 23.56 −0.3 Margaret Adeoye   Great Britain 20 May 2012 Manchester [41]
18 23.75 +0.2 Lee McConnell   Great Britain 16 May 2010 Manchester [42]
19 23.79 −0.3 Nicola Sanders   Great Britain 20 May 2012 Manchester [43]
20 24.20 +0.6 Olivia Borlée   Belgium 4 September 2016 Brussels [44]
21 25.06 +0.6 Elke Vereecken   Belgium 4 September 2016 Brussels [45]
22 25.25 +0.6 Ine Hugaerts   Belgium 4 September 2016 Brussels [46]
23 25.31 +0.6 Noor Vidts   Belgium 4 September 2016 Brussels [47]

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 25.31:

ReferencesEdit

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