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The 300 metres is an uncommon sprinting event in track and field competitions.

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All-time top 25Edit

  • + = en route to 400 m performance
  • i = indoor performance
  • A = affected by altitude
  • OT = oversized track (> 200 m in circumference)

MenEdit

  • Correct as of June 2017.[1]
Rank Result Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 30.81 Wayde van Niekerk   South Africa 28 June 2017 Ostrava [2]
2 30.85 A Michael Johnson   United States 24 March 2000 Pretoria
3 30.97 Usain Bolt   Jamaica 27 May 2010 Ostrava [3]
4 31.20+ Kirani James   Grenada 14 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [4]
LaShawn Merritt   United States
6 31.44 Isaac Makwala   Botswana 28 June 2017 Ostrava [2]
7 31.48 Roberto Hernández   Cuba 3 September 1990 Jerez de la Frontera [5]
Danny Everett   United States 3 September 1990 Jerez de la Frontera [6]
9 31.56 Douglas Walker   Great Britain 19 July 1998 Gateshead
10 31.58+ Jeremy Wariner   United States 31 August 2007 Osaka [7]
11 31.61 Anthuan Maybank   United States 13 July 1996 Durham
Clarence Munyai   South Africa 28 June 2017 Ostrava [2]
13 31.64 Tony McQuay   United States 11 June 2016 Kingston
14 31.67 John Regis   Great Britain 17 July 1992 Gateshead
15 31.70 Kirk Baptiste   United States 18 August 1984 London
16 31.73 Thomas Jefferson   United States 22 August 1987 London
17 31.74 Gabriel Tiacoh   Ivory Coast 6 August 1986 A Coruña
18 31.77 Tyler Christopher   Canada 20 May 2004 Sainte Anne
19 31.80 Pavel Maslák   Czech Republic 28 June 2017 Ostrava [8]
20 31.81 Gil Roberts   United States 11 June 2016 Kingston
21 31.82 Steve Lewis   United States 17 July 1992 Gateshead
22 31.87 Mark Richardson   Great Britain 19 July 1998 Gateshead
Jonathan Borlée   Belgium 5 July 2012 Naimette-Xhovémont
31.87 i Noah Lyles   United States 4 March 2017 Albuquerque [9]
25 31.88+ Angelo Taylor   United States 31 August 2007 Osaka [10]
31.88 Darren Clark   Australia 30 June 1986 Belfast
31.88 i Wallace Spearmon   United States 10 February 2006 Fayetteville

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 31.88:

WomenEdit

  • Correct as of June 2019.[11]
Rank Result Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 34.14+ Marita Koch   German Democratic Republic 6 October 1985 Canberra [12]
2 34.41 Shaunae Miller-Uibo   Bahamas 20 June 2019 Ostrava [13]
3 34.95+ Jarmila Kratochvílová   Czechoslovakia 18 August 1982 Zürich [14]
4 35.00+ Marie-José Pérec   France 27 August 1991 Tokyo [15]
5 35.01+ Olga Bryzgina   Ukraine 6 October 1985 Canberra [16]
6 35.24+ Tatána Kocembová   Czechoslovakia 10 August 1983 Helsinki [17]
7 35.30 A Ana Guevara   Mexico 3 May 2003 Mexico City
8 35.45 i Irina Privalova   Russia 17 January 1993 Moscow
9 35.46 Kathy Cook   Great Britain 18 August 1984 London
Chandra Cheeseborough   United States 18 August 1984 London
11 35.47+ Valerie Brisco-Hooks   United States 26 September 1988 Seoul [18]
12 35.48 i (OT) Svetlana Goncharenko   Russia 4 February 1998 Tampere
13 35.63+ Sanya Richards-Ross   United States 18 August 2009 Berlin [19]
14 35.69 i Patricia Hall   Jamaica 14 February 2012 Liévin [20]
15 35.70 Irena Szewinska   Poland 4 July 1975 London
Léa Sprunger    Switzerland 25 May 2017 Langenthal [21]
17 35.71 Donna Fraser   Great Britain 28 August 2000 Gateshead
35.71 i Quanera Hayes   United States 7 January 2017 Clemson [22]
19 35.73+ Novlene Williams-Mills   Jamaica 29 August 2007 Osaka [23]
20 35.74 Courtney Okolo   United States 23 July 2016 Houston
21 35.78+ Olga Nazarova   Russia 26 September 1988 Seoul [24]
22 35.81 Silke Knoll   Germany 19 May 1990 Olpe
23 35.82 Cydonie Mothersille   Cayman Islands 14 September 2000 Sydney
24 35.83 i (A) Merlene Ottey   Jamaica 14 March 1981 Pocatello
25 35.90+ Antonina Krivoshapka   Russia 18 August 2009 Berlin [25]

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 35.90:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "All-time men's best 300m". alltime-athletics.com. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Bob Ramsak (28 June 2017). "Van Niekerk breaks 300m world best in Ostrava". IAAF. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  3. ^ "300 Metres Results" (PDF). www.zlatatretra.cz. 27 May 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Stride Length vs Stride Frequency in the 400 Metres". Žiga P. Škraba. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Danny Everett 300m 31.48 RM 3-Sep-1990". 15 March 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Danny Everett 300m 31.48 RM 3-Sep-1990". 15 March 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  7. ^ "All-time men's best 300m en route to 400m". alltime-athletics.com. 8 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  8. ^ "300m Results" (PDF). zlatatretra.cz. 28 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Gwen Berry, Noah Lyles break world indoor records". foxsports.com. 4 March 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  10. ^ "All-time men's best 300m en route to 400m". alltime-athletics.com. 8 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  11. ^ "All-time women's best 300m". alltime-athletics.com. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  12. ^ "All-time women's best 300m en route to 400m". alltime-athletics.com. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  13. ^ Bob Ramsak (20 June 2019). "Miller-Uibo breaks 300m world best, Lasitskene tops 2.06m and Kirt joins 90-metre club in Ostrava". IAAF. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  14. ^ "All-time women's best 300m en route to 400m". alltime-athletics.com. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  15. ^ "All-time women's best 300m en route to 400m". alltime-athletics.com. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  16. ^ "All-time women's best 300m en route to 400m". alltime-athletics.com. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  17. ^ "All-time women's best 300m en route to 400m". alltime-athletics.com. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  18. ^ "All-time women's best 300m en route to 400m". alltime-athletics.com. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  19. ^ "All-time women's best 300m en route to 400m". alltime-athletics.com. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  20. ^ "300 Metres Results" (PDF). www.meeting-pasdecalais.com. 14 February 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 April 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  21. ^ "Lea Sprunger und Kariem Hussein brillieren mit Schweizer Allzeit-Bestleistungen" (in German). Swiss Athletics. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  22. ^ Alfons Juck (8 January 2017). "Quanera Hayes runs 35.71 for new U.S. 300 meter record!". runblogrun.com. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  23. ^ "All-time women's best 300m en route to 400m". alltime-athletics.com. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  24. ^ "All-time women's best 300m en route to 400m". alltime-athletics.com. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  25. ^ "All-time women's best 300m en route to 400m". alltime-athletics.com. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.