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55 metres is a sprint event in track and field. It is a relatively uncommon non-championship event for indoor track and field.

The history of the event lies in the 60-yard dash, which roughly equates to 55 metres. For this reason, the event is most popular in countries which use or have used imperial measurements, especially the United States. Unlike the 50 metres and 60 metres running events, the 55 metres is not an IAAF recognised event.[1]

All-time top 25Edit

Indoor results only

  • A = affected by altitude

MenEdit

  • Correct as of December 2017.[2]
Rank Time Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 5.99 A Obadele Thompson   Barbados 22 February 1997 Colorado Springs
2 6.00 Lee McRae   United States 14 March 1986 Oklahoma City
3 6.02 A Leo Myles-Mills   Ghana 22 February 1997 Colorado Springs
4 6.03 Sam Graddy   United States 14 March 1986 Oklahoma City
Carl Lewis   United States 5 February 1983 Dallas
6 6.04 André Cason   United States 9 March 1990 Indianapolis
6.04 A Ato Boldon   Trinidad and Tobago 1 February 1997 Flagstaff
8 6.05 Brian Cooper   United States 13 February 1988 East Rutherford
Stanley Floyd   United States 31 January 1981 Dallas
10 6.06 Tim Harden   United States 9 March 1996 Indianapolis
Emmit King   United States 26 February 1988 New York City
Fred Johnson   United States 16 March 1985 Fargo
Houston McTear   United States 24 February 1978 New York City
6.06 A Marcus Brunson   United States 20 February 1999 Reno
Felix Andam   Ghana 28 February 1998 Colorado Springs
Syan Williams   Jamaica 14 February 1998 Colorado Springs
Keith Williams   United States 15 February 1997 Colorado Springs
18 6.07 Leonard Scott   United States 20 February 1999 Gainesville
Ousmane Diarra   Mali 10 February 1996 Ames
Raghib Ismail   United States 8 February 1991 West Lafayette
Ray Stewart   Jamaica 11 March 1989 Indianapolis
Ron Brown   United States 4 February 1984 Dallas
6.07 A Obadiah Cooper   United States 21 February 1998 Flagstaff
24 6.08 Marvin Bracy   United States 29 January 2012 Gainesville
Michael Green   Jamaica 14 March 1992 Indianapolis
Phil Epps   United States 5 March 1983 Dallas
Rod Richardson   United States 13 March 1982 Pontiac
James Sanford   United States 20 February 1981 San Diego
6.08 A Bernard Williams   United States 21 February 1998 Colorado Springs

WomenEdit

  • Correct as of February 2018.[3]
Rank Time Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 6.65 Savatheda Fynes   Bahamas 8 March 1997 Indianapolis
2 6.68 A Peta-Gaye Dowdie   Jamaica 6 February 1998 Colorado Springs
Aleisha Latimer   United States 19 January 1996 Boulder
4 6.69 Tianna Bartoletta   United States 24 January 2009 Gainesville
5 6.70 Santana Lowery   United States 7 March 2009 Lubbock
Lauryn Williams   United States 1 February 2004 Gainesville
7 6.71 Nolle Graham   Jamaica 27 January 2007 Gainesville
Kerron Stewart   Jamaica 26 February 2006 Gainesville
Debbie Ferguson McKenzie   Bahamas 21 February 1999 Gainesville
6.71 A Giesla Jackson   United States 14 February 1998 Colorado Springs
11 6.72 Shalonda Solomon   United States 21 February 2009 Columbia
Amberly Nesbitt   United States 26 February 2006 Gainesville
Toya Brown   United States 7 February 1998 Norman
14 6.73 A Jerayah Davis   United States 9 December 2016 Laramie [4]
Shakedia Jones   United States 28 February 1998 Reno
Hydie Ann Harper   Trinidad and Tobago 27 February 1998 Colorado Springs
Juan Ball   United States 31 January 1998 Reno
6.73 Sheri-Ann Brooks   Jamaica 17 January 2013 Gainesville
Shayla Mahan   United States 18 February 2012 Columbia
Kya Brookins   United States 27 January 2007 Gainesville
Kelly-Ann Baptiste   Trinidad and Tobago 26 February 2006 Gainesville
Elva Goulbourne   Jamaica 2 March 2003 Gainesville
Angela Williams   United States 15 February 2003 Los Angeles
Muna Lee   United States 9 February 2003 Gainesville
25 6.74 Sabrina Kelly   United States 8 March 1997 Indianapolis
6.74 A Benita Kelley   United States 6 February 1998 Colorado Springs
6.74 LaKeisha Backus   United States 7 February 1998 Norman
6.74 A Angela Daigle-Bowen   United States 27 February 1998 Colorado Springs
6.74 Toyin Olupona   Canada 20 February 2004 Knoxville
Fana Ashby   Trinidad and Tobago 6 February 2005 Gainesville

Season's bestsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IAAF records. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-01-05.
  2. ^ "All-time men's best 55m". tilastopaja.net. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  3. ^ "All-time women's best 55m". tilastopaja.net. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Wyoming Power Meet 2016 Results" (PDF). uncbears.com. 9 December 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2016.