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60 metres, or 60-meter dash, is a sprint event in track and field. It is a championship event for indoor championships, normally dominated by the best outdoor 100 metres runners. At outdoor venues it is a rare distance, at least for senior athletes. The 60 metres was an Olympic event in the 1900 and 1904 Summer Games but was removed from the schedule thereafter.

Athletics
60 metres
Men's records
WorldUnited States Christian Coleman 6.34 A (2018)
Women's records
WorldRussia Irina Privalova 6.92 (1993, 1995)
A 60-metre race in Valencia in 2005

American Christian Coleman currently holds the men's world record in the 60 metres with a time of 6.34 seconds,[1] while Russian Irina Privalova holds the women's world record at 6.92.

In the past, it was common for athletes to compete in the 60 yards (54.86 m) race. This is not part of the lineage of the 60 metres, but is the predecessor of the 55 metres race. 60 metres is 65.6168 yards.

Area recordsEdit

Top 25 performersEdit

Indoor results only

MenEdit

Updated February 2019.[4]

Rank Time (s) Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
1 6.34 A Christian Coleman   United States 18 February 2018 Albuquerque [5]
2 6.39 Maurice Greene   United States 3 February 1998 Madrid
3 March 2001 Atlanta
3 6.40 A Ronnie Baker   United States 18 February 2018 Albuquerque [6]
4 6.41 Andre Cason   United States 14 February 1992 Madrid
5 6.42 Dwain Chambers   United Kingdom 7 March 2009 Turin
Su Bingtian   China 3 March 2018 Birmingham [7]
7 6.43 Tim Harden   United States 7 March 1999 Maebashi
8 6.44 Asafa Powell   Jamaica 18 March 2016 (round 1) Portland [8]
18 March 2016 (semifinal) Portland [9]
9 6.45 Bruny Surin   Canada 13 February 1993 Liévin
6.45 A Leonard Myles-Mills   Ghana 20 February 1999 Colorado Springs
Terrence Trammell   United States 17 February 2001 Pocatello
6.45 Justin Gatlin   United States 1 March 2003 Boston
Ronald Pognon   France 13 February 2005 Karlsruhe
6.45 A Trell Kimmons   United States 26 February 2012 Albuquerque
15 6.46 Jon Drummond   United States 1 February 1998 Stuttgart
6.46 A Marcus Brunson   United States 30 January 1999 Flagstaff
6.46 Jason Gardener   United Kingdom 7 March 1999 Maebashi
Tim Montgomery   United States 11 March 2001 Lisbon
Leonard Scott   United States 26 February 2005 Liévin
20 6.47 Linford Christie   United Kingdom 19 February 1995 Liévin
Shawn Crawford   United States 28 February 2004 Boston
Dwight Phillips   United States 24 February 2005 Madrid
Lerone Clarke   Jamaica 18 February 2012 Birmingham
James Dasaolu   United Kingdom 15 February 2014 Birmingham [10]
Kim Collins   Saint Kitts and Nevis 17 February 2015 Łódź [11]
Trayvon Bromell   United States 18 March 2016 Portland [12]

Note: The following athletes have had their performances annulled because of doping offense:

Time (s) Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
6.41 Ben Johnson   Canada 7 March 1987 Indianapolis [13]

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 6.47 seconds:

Outdoor best performancesEdit

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+ = en route to 100m mark

Rank Time (s) Wind (m/s) Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
1 6.31+ (calculated) +0.9 Usain Bolt   Jamaica 16 August 2009 Berlin [14]

WomenEdit

Updated February 2019.[15]

Rank Time (s) Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
1 6.92 Irina Privalova   Russia 11 February 1993 Madrid
9 February 1995 Madrid
2 6.95 Gail Devers   United States 12 March 1993 Toronto
Marion Jones   United States 7 March 1998 Maebashi
4 6.96 Merlene Ottey   Jamaica 14 February 1992 Madrid
Ekaterini Thanou   Greece 7 March 1999 Maebashi
6 6.97 LaVerne Jones-Ferrette   United States Virgin Islands 6 February 2010 Stuttgart
Murielle Ahouré   Ivory Coast 2 March 2018 Birmingham [16]
8 6.98 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce   Jamaica 9 March 2014 Sopot [17]
Elaine Thompson   Jamaica 18 February 2017 Birmingham [18]
10 7.00 Nelli Cooman   Netherlands 23 February 1986 Madrid
Veronica Campbell-Brown   Jamaica 14 March 2010 Doha
Dafne Schippers   Netherlands 13 February 2016 Berlin [19]
Barbara Pierre   United States 12 March 2016 Portland [20]
14 7.01 Savatheda Fynes   Bahamas 7 March 1999 Maebashi
Me'Lisa Barber   United States 10 March 2006 Moscow
Lauryn Williams   United States 10 March 2006 Moscow
17 7.02 Gwen Torrence   United States 2 February 1996 New York City
Christy Opara-Thompson   Nigeria 12 February 1997 Ghent
Chioma Ajunwa   Nigeria 22 February 1998 Liévin
Philomena Mensah   Canada 7 March 1999 Maebashi
7.02 A Carmelita Jeter   United States 28 February 2010 Albuquerque
7.02 Tianna Madison   United States 11 February 2012 Fayetteville
7.02 A Javianne Oliver   United States 18 February 2018 Albuquerque [21]
7.02 Marie-Josée Ta Lou   Ivory Coast 20 February 2019 Düsseldorf [22]
25 7.03 Anelia Nuneva   Bulgaria 22 February 1987 Liévin
Mujinga Kambundji    Switzerland 17 February 2018 Magglingen [23]

Note: The following athletes have had their performances annulled because of doping offense:

Time (s) Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
7.03 Inger Miller   United States 7 March 1999 Maebashi [24]

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 6.99 seconds:

Outdoor best performancesEdit

+ = en route to 100m mark

Rank Time (s) Wind (m/s) Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
1 6.85+ (calculated) −0.1 Marion Jones   United States 22 August 1999 Seville
2 7.02 +1.7 Elaine Thompson   Jamaica 28 January 2017 Kingston [25]

Olympic medalistsEdit

World Indoor Championships medalistsEdit

MenEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1985 Parisa
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  Ben Johnson (CAN)   Sam Graddy (USA)   Ronald Desruelles (BEL)
1987 Indianapolis
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  Lee McRae (USA) b   Mark Witherspoon (USA)   Pierfrancesco Pavoni (ITA)
1989 Budapest
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  Andrés Simón (CUB)   John Myles-Mills (GHA)   Pierfrancesco Pavoni (ITA)
1991 Seville
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  Andre Cason (USA)   Linford Christie (GBR)   Chidi Imo (NGR)
1993 Toronto
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  Bruny Surin (CAN)   Frankie Fredericks (NAM)   Talal Mansour (QAT)
1995 Barcelona
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  Bruny Surin (CAN)   Darren Braithwaite (GBR)   Robert Esmie (CAN)
1997 Paris
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  Haralabos Papadias (GRE)   Michael Green (JAM)   Davidson Ezinwa (NGR)
1999 Maebashi
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  Maurice Greene (USA)   Tim Harden (USA)   Jason Gardener (GBR)
2001 Lisbon
details
  Tim Harden (USA)   Tim Montgomery (USA)   Mark Lewis-Francis (GBR)
2003 Birmingham
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  Justin Gatlin (USA)   Kim Collins (SKN)   Jason Gardener (GBR)
2004 Budapest
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  Jason Gardener (GBR)   Shawn Crawford (USA)   Georgios Theodoridis (GRE)
2006 Moscow
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  Leonard Scott (USA)   Andrey Epishin (RUS)   Terrence Trammell (USA)
2008 Valencia
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  Olusoji Fasuba (NGR)   Kim Collins (SKN)
  Dwain Chambers (GBR)
none awarded
2010 Doha
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  Dwain Chambers (GBR)   Mike Rodgers (USA)   Daniel Bailey (ATG)
2012 Istanbul
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  Justin Gatlin (USA)   Nesta Carter (JAM)   Dwain Chambers (GBR)
2014 Sopot
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  Richard Kilty (GBR)   Marvin Bracy (USA)   Femi Ogunode (QAT)
2016 Portland
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  Trayvon Bromell (USA)   Asafa Powell (JAM)   Ramon Gittens (BAR)
2018 Birmingham
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  Christian Coleman (USA)   Su Bingtian (CHN)   Ronnie Baker (USA)

a The event was known as the World Indoor Games in 1985.
b Ben Johnson of Canada originally won the gold medal, but he was disqualified in 1989 after admitting to steroid use between 1981 and 1988.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)97218
2  Great Britain (GBR)33410
3  Canada (CAN)3014
4  Nigeria (NGR)1023
5  Greece (GRE)1012
6  Cuba (CUB)1001
7  Jamaica (JAM)0303
8  Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN)0202
9  China (CHN)0101
  Ghana (GHA)0101
  Namibia (NAM)0101
  Russia (RUS)0101
13  Italy (ITA)0022
  Qatar (QAT)0022
15  Antigua and Barbuda (ATG)0011
  Barbados (BAR)0011
  Belgium (BEL)0011
Totals (17 nations)18191754

WomenEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1985 Parisa
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  Silke Gladisch (GDR)   Heather Oakes (GBR)   Christelle Bulteau (FRA)
1987 Indianapolis
details
  Nelli Fiere-Cooman (NED)   Anelia Nuneva (BUL) b   Angela Bailey (CAN)
1989 Budapest
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  Nelli Fiere-Cooman (NED)   Gwen Torrence (USA)   Merlene Ottey (JAM)
1991 Seville
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  Irina Sergeyeva (URS)   Merlene Ottey (JAM)   Liliana Allen (CUB)
1993 Toronto
details
  Gail Devers (USA)   Irina Privalova (RUS)   Zhanna Tarnopolskaya (UKR)
1995 Barcelona
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  Merlene Ottey (JAM)   Melanie Paschke (GER)   Carlette Guidry (USA)
1997 Paris
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  Gail Devers (USA)   Chandra Sturrup (BAH)   Frederique Bangue (FRA)
1999 Maebashi
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  Ekaterini Thanou (GRE)   Gail Devers (USA)   Philomena Mensah (CAN)
2001 Lisbon
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  Chandra Sturrup (BAH)   Angela Williams (USA)   Chryste Gaines (USA)
2003 Birmingham
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  Angela Williams (USA) c   Torri Edwards (USA)   Merlene Ottey (SLO)
2004 Budapest
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  Gail Devers (USA)   Kim Gevaert (BEL)   Yulia Nestsiarenka (BLR)
2006 Moscow
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  Me'Lisa Barber (USA)   Lauryn Williams (USA)   Kim Gevaert (BEL)
2008 Valencia
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  Angela Williams (USA)   Jeanette Kwakye (GBR)   Tahesia Harrigan (IVB)
2010 Doha
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  Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM)   Carmelita Jeter (USA)   Ruddy Zang Milama (GAB)
2012 Istanbul
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  Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM)   Murielle Ahouré (CIV)   Tianna Madison (USA)
2014 Sopot
details
  Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)   Murielle Ahouré (CIV)   Tianna Bartoletta (USA)
2016 Portland
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  Barbara Pierre (USA)   Dafne Schippers (NED)   Elaine Thompson (JAM)
2018 Birmingham
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  Murielle Ahouré (CIV)   Marie-Josée Ta Lou (CIV)   Mujinga Kambundji (SUI)


a The event was known as the World Indoor Games in 1985.
b Angella Issajenko of Canada originally won the silver medal, but she was disqualified in 1989 after admitting to steroid use between 1982 and 1988.
c Zhanna Block originally won the gold medal, but she was disqualified after her results from November 2002 onwards were deleted in 2011 for long-term drug use.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)76417
2  Jamaica (JAM)4127
3  Netherlands (NED)2103
4  Ivory Coast (CIV)1304
5  Bahamas (BAH)1102
6  East Germany (GDR)1001
  Greece (GRE)1001
  Soviet Union (URS)1001
9  Great Britain (GBR)0202
10  Belgium (BEL)0112
11  Bulgaria (BUL)0101
  Germany (GER)0101
  Russia (RUS)0101
14  Canada (CAN)0022
  France (FRA)0022
16  Belarus (BLR)0011
  British Virgin Islands (IVB)0011
  Cuba (CUB)0011
  Gabon (GAB)0011
  Slovenia (SLO)0011
   Switzerland (SWI)0011
  Ukraine (UKR)0011
Totals (22 nations)18181854

Season's bestsEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Jon Hendershott (18 February 2018). "Coleman breaks world indoor 60m record at US Indoor Championships in Albuquerque". IAAF. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Men's indoor 60 metres | Records". iaaf.org. IAAF. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Women's indoor 60 metres | Records". iaaf.org. IAAF. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Records & Lists - All Time Top Lists - Senior Indoor 60 Metres Men". iaaf.org. IAAF. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  5. ^ Jon Hendershott (18 February 2018). "Coleman breaks world indoor 60m record at US Indoor Championships in Albuquerque". IAAF. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  6. ^ Jon Hendershott (18 February 2018). "Coleman breaks world indoor 60m record at US Indoor Championships in Albuquerque". IAAF. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Men's 60m Results" (PDF). IAAF. 3 March 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  8. ^ "60m Round 1 Results" (PDF). IAAF. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  9. ^ "60m Semifinal Results" (PDF). IAAF. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  10. ^ "60 Metres Results". IAAF. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  11. ^ "60 Metres Results". IAAF. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  12. ^ "60m Results" (PDF). IAAF. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  13. ^ Janofsky, Michael (6 September 1989). "Rule That Will Strip Johnson of His World Records Is Approved". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Biomechanical Analysis 100 Metres" (PDF). IAAF. 16 August 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 April 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  15. ^ "Records & Lists - All Time Top Lists - Senior Indoor 60 Metres Women". iaaf.org. IAAF. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  16. ^ "Women's 60m Results" (PDF). IAAF. 2 March 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  17. ^ "60m Results Summary" (PDF). IAAF. 9 March 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  18. ^ "60m Results" (PDF). British Athletics. 18 February 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 February 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  19. ^ "Dafne Schippers: Profile". IAAF.org. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  20. ^ "60m Dash Results". flashresults.com. 12 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  21. ^ Jon Hendershott (18 February 2018). "Coleman breaks world indoor 60m record at US Indoor Championships in Albuquerque". IAAF. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  22. ^ Ramsak, Bob (20 February 2019). "Ta Lou dashes 7.02, J. Ingebrigtsen defeats Tefera in Dusseldorf". iaaf.org. IAAF. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  23. ^ "60m Results". la-bern.ch. 17 February 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  24. ^ "Caffeine Costs Miller a Medal". Los Angeles Times. 16 October 2001. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  25. ^ Brian Eder (29 January 2017). "Elaine Thompson sprints 7.02 in Kingston". runblogrun.com. Retrieved 30 January 2017.

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