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 format of the event is similar to other sprint distances. The sprinters follow three initial instructions: 'ready', instructing them to take up position in the starting blocks; 'set', instructing them to adopt a more efficient starting posture, which also isometrically preloads their muscles. This will enable them to start faster. The final instruction is the firing of the starter's pistol. Upon hearing this the sprinters stride forwards from the blocks.

Athletics
60 metres
World records
MenUnited States Christian Coleman 6.34 A (2018)
WomenRussia Irina Privalova 6.92 (1993, 1995)
World Indoor Championship records
MenUnited States Christian Coleman 6.37 (2018)
WomenUnited States Gail Devers 6.95 (1993)
A 60-metre race in Valencia in 2005

The 60 metres was an Olympic event in the 1900 and 1904 Summer Games but was removed from the schedule thereafter. 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

Updated 19 March 2022.[2][3]

Area Men Women
Time (s) Athlete Nation Time (s) Athlete Nation
Asia 6.29 A Su Bingtian   China 6.97 Murielle Ahouré   Ivory Coast
Africa 6.45 Leonard Myles-Mills   Ghana 7.09 Susanthika Jayasinghe   Sri Lanka
Europe 6.41 Marcell Jacobs   Italy 6.92 Irina Privalova   Russia
North, Central America
and Caribbean
6.34 A Christian Coleman   United States 6.95 Gail Devers
Marion Jones
  United States
Oceania 6.52 Matthew Shirvington   Australia 7.13 Zoe Hobbs   New Zealand
South America 6.52 José Carlos Moreira   Brazil 7.14 Vitoria Cristina Rosa   Brazil

All-time top 25Edit

Indoor results only

MenEdit

Updated June 2022.[4]

Ath.# Perf.# Time (s) Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
1 1 6.34 A Christian Coleman   United States 18 FEB 2018 Albuquerque [5]
2 6.37 Coleman #2 19 JAN 2018 Clemson
Coleman #3 03 MAR 2018 Birmingham [6]
2 4 6.39 Maurice Greene   United States 03 FEB 1998 Madrid
4 6.39 Greene #2 03 MAR 2001 Atlanta
6 6.40 Greene #3 27 FEB 1999 Atlanta
3 6 6.40 A Ronnie Baker   United States 18 FEB 2018 Albuquerque [5]
4 8 6.41 Andre Cason   United States 14 FEB 1992 Madrid
8 6.41 Greene #4 01 FEB 1998 Stuttgart
4 8 6.41 Marcell Jacobs   Italy 19 MAR 2022 Belgrade [7]
8 6.41 Coleman #4 19 MAR 2022 Belgrade [7]
12 6.42 Greene #5 07 MAR 1999 Maebashi
6 12 6.42 Dwain Chambers   United Kingdom 07 MAR 2009 Turin
12 6.42 A Coleman #5 18 FEB 2018 Albuquerque [5]
6 12 6.42 Su Bingtian   China 03 MAR 2018 Birmingham [6]
16 6.43 Greene #6 01 FEB 1998 Stuttgart
8 16 6.43 Tim Harden   United States 07 MAR 1999 Maebashi
16 6.43 Su #2 06 FEB 2018 Düsseldorf
19 6.44 Harden #2 27 FEB 1999 Atlanta
Harden #3 11 MAR 2001 Lisbon
9 19 6.44 Asafa Powell   Jamaica 18 MAR 2016 Portland [8]
19 6.44 Powell #2 18 MAR 2016 Portland [9]
Baker #2 03 MAR 2018 Birmingham
Baker #3 19 FEB 2020 Liévin
Baker #4 21 FEB 2020 Madrid
9 19 6.44 Marvin Bracy   United States 19 MAR 2022 Belgrade [7]
11 6.45 Bruny Surin   Canada 13 FEB 1993 Liévin
6.45 A Leonard Myles-Mills   Ghana 20 FEB 1999 Colorado Springs
Terrence Trammell   United States 17 FEB 2001 Pocatello
6.45 Justin Gatlin   United States 01 MAR 2003 Boston
Ronald Pognon   France 13 FEB 2005 Karlsruhe
6.45 A Trell Kimmons   United States 26 FEB 2012 Albuquerque
6.45 Terrence Jones   Bahamas 15 JAN 2022 Lubbock [10]
18 6.46 Jon Drummond   United States 01 FEB 1998 Stuttgart
6.46 A Marcus Brunson   United States 30 JAN 1999 Flagstaff
6.46 Jason Gardener   United Kingdom 07 MAR 1999 Maebashi
Tim Montgomery   United States 11 MAR 2001 Lisbon
Leonard Scott   United States 26 FEB 2005 Liévin
23 6.47 Linford Christie   United Kingdom 19 FEB 1995 Liévin
Shawn Crawford   United States 28 FEB 2004 Boston
Dwight Phillips   United States 24 FEB 2005 Madrid
Lerone Clarke   Jamaica 18 FEB 2012 Birmingham
James Dasaolu   United Kingdom 15 FEB 2014 Birmingham [11]
Kim Collins   Saint Kitts and Nevis 17 FEB 2015 Łódź [12]
Trayvon Bromell   United States 18 MAR 2016 Portland [13]

Note: The following athletes have had their performances annulled due to doping offences:

Time (s) Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
6.41 Ben Johnson   Canada 7 March 1987 Indianapolis [14]

Outdoor best performancesEdit

+ = en route to 100m mark

Rank Time (s) Wind (m/s) Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
1 6.29+ (calculated) +0.9 Su Bingtian   China 1 August 2021 Tokyo [15]
2 6.31+ (calculated) +0.9 Usain Bolt   Jamaica 16 August 2009 Berlin [16]
3 6.32+ (calculated) +0.6 Christian Coleman   United States 28 September 2019 Doha [17]

Note: The following athletes have had their associated 100 m performances annulled due to doping offences:

Time (s) Wind (m/s) Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
6.33+ (calculated) +1.1 Ben Johnson   Canada 24 September 1988 Seoul [18]

WomenEdit

Updated June 2022.[19]

Ath.# Perf.# Time (s) Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
1 1 6.92 Irina Privalova   Russia 11 FEB 1993 Madrid
1 6.92 Privalova #2 09 FEB 1995 Madrid
3 6.93 Privalova #3 13 FEB 1994 Liévin
4 6.94 Privalova #4 19 FEB 1995 Liévin
2 5 6.95 Gail Devers   United States 12 MAR 1993 Toronto
5 6.95 Privalova #5 06 FEB 1994 Vienna
Privalova #6 14 FEB 1995 Moscow
2 5 6.95 Marion Jones   United States 07 MAR 1998 Maebashi
4 9 6.96 Merlene Ottey   Jamaica 14 FEB 1992 Madrid
9 6.96 Privalova #7 11 FEB 1993 Madrid
4 9 6.96 Ekaterini Thanou   Greece 07 MAR 1999 Maebashi
Mujinga Kambundji   Switzerland 18 MAR 2022 Belgrade [20]
13 6.97 Privalova #8 14 FEB 1992 Madrid
Privalova #9 12 MAR 1993 Toronto
Privalova #10 11 FEB 1994 Madrid
Privalova #11 12 FEB 1995 Ghent
Ottey #2 19 FEB 1995 Liévin
Ottey #3 10 MAR 1995 Ghent
7 13 6.97 LaVerne Jones-Ferrette   United States Virgin Islands 06 FEB 2010 Stuttgart
Murielle Ahouré   Ivory Coast 02 MAR 2018 Birmingham [21]
21 6.98 Privalova #12 27 FEB 1993 Moscow
Devers #2 21 FEB 1999 Liévin
9 21 6.98 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce   Jamaica 09 MAR 2014 Sopot [22]
Elaine Thompson-Herah   Jamaica 18 FEB 2017 Birmingham [23]
25 6.99 Privalova #13 11 FEB 1993 Madrid
Devers #3 26 FEB 1993 New York City
Ottey #4 06 MAR 1994 Sindelfingen
Thanou #2 07 MAR 1999 Maebashi
Ahouré #2 16 FEB 2013 Birmingham
11 25 6.99 Ewa Swoboda   Poland 05 MAR 2022 Toruń [24]
Mikiah Brisco   United States 18 MAR 2022 Belgrade [20]
13 7.00 Nelli Cooman   Netherlands 23 FEB 1986 Madrid
Veronica Campbell-Brown   Jamaica 14 MAR 2010 Doha
Dafne Schippers   Netherlands 13 FEB 2016 Berlin [25]
Barbara Pierre   United States 12 MAR 2016 Portland [26]
17 7.01 Savatheda Fynes   Bahamas 07 MAR 1999 Maebashi
Me'Lisa Barber   United States 10 MAR 2006 Moscow
Lauryn Williams   United States 10 MAR 2006 Moscow
20 7.02 Gwen Torrence   United States 02 FEB 1996 New York City
Christy Opara-Thompson   Nigeria 12 FEB 1997 Ghent
Chioma Ajunwa   Nigeria 22 FEB 1998 Liévin
Philomena Mensah   Canada 07 MAR 1999 Maebashi
7.02 A Carmelita Jeter   United States 28 FEB 2010 Albuquerque
7.02 Tianna Madison   United States 11 FEB 2012 Fayetteville
7.02 A Javianne Oliver   United States 18 FEB 2018 Albuquerque [27]
7.02 Marie-Josée Ta Lou   Ivory Coast 20 FEB 2019 Düsseldorf [28]

Outdoor best performancesEdit

+ = en route to 100m mark

Rank Time (s) Wind (m/s) Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
1 6.81+ (calculated) +0.1 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce   Jamaica 29 September 2019 Doha [29]
2 6.85+ (calculated) −0.1 Marion Jones   United States 22 August 1999 Seville
3 6.87+ (calculated) 0.0 Florence Griffith-Joyner   United States 16 July 1988 Indianapolis [30]
+0.9 Elaine Thompson-Herah   Jamaica 21 August 2021 Eugene [31]
4 6.91+ (calculated) +0.1 Dina Asher-Smith   United Kingdom 29 September 2019 Doha [29]

Olympic medalistsEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1900 Paris
details
  Alvin Kraenzlein (USA)   Walter Tewksbury (USA)   Stan Rowley (AUS)
1904 St. Louis
details
  Archie Hahn (USA)   William Hogenson (USA)   Fay Moulton (USA)

World Indoor Championships medalistsEdit

MenEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1985 Parisa
details
  Ben Johnson (CAN)   Sam Graddy (USA)   Ronald Desruelles (BEL)
1987 Indianapolis
details
  Lee McRae (USA) b   Mark Witherspoon (USA)   Pierfrancesco Pavoni (ITA)
1989 Budapest
details
  Andrés Simón (CUB)   John Myles-Mills (GHA)   Pierfrancesco Pavoni (ITA)
1991 Seville
details
  Andre Cason (USA)   Linford Christie (GBR)   Chidi Imo (NGR)
1993 Toronto
details
  Bruny Surin (CAN)   Frankie Fredericks (NAM)   Talal Mansour (QAT)
1995 Barcelona
details
  Bruny Surin (CAN)   Darren Braithwaite (GBR)   Robert Esmie (CAN)
1997 Paris
details
  Haralabos Papadias (GRE)   Michael Green (JAM)   Davidson Ezinwa (NGR)
1999 Maebashi
details
  Maurice Greene (USA)   Tim Harden (USA)   Jason Gardener (GBR)
2001 Lisbon
details
  Tim Harden (USA)   Tim Montgomery (USA)   Mark Lewis-Francis (GBR)
2003 Birmingham
details
  Justin Gatlin (USA)   Kim Collins (SKN)   Jason Gardener (GBR)
2004 Budapest
details
  Jason Gardener (GBR)   Shawn Crawford (USA)   Georgios Theodoridis (GRE)
2006 Moscow
details
  Leonard Scott (USA)   Andrey Epishin (RUS)   Terrence Trammell (USA)
2008 Valencia
details
  Olusoji Fasuba (NGR)   Kim Collins (SKN)
  Dwain Chambers (GBR)
none awarded
2010 Doha
details
  Dwain Chambers (GBR)   Mike Rodgers (USA)   Daniel Bailey (ATG)
2012 Istanbul
details
  Justin Gatlin (USA)   Nesta Carter (JAM)   Dwain Chambers (GBR)
2014 Sopot
details
  Richard Kilty (GBR)   Marvin Bracy (USA)   Femi Ogunode (QAT)
2016 Portland
details
  Trayvon Bromell (USA)   Asafa Powell (JAM)   Ramon Gittens (BAR)
2018 Birmingham
details
  Christian Coleman (USA)   Su Bingtian (CHN)   Ronnie Baker (USA)
2022 Belgrade
details
  Marcell Jacobs (ITA)   Christian Coleman (USA)   Marvin Bracy (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)98320
2  Great Britain (GBR)33410
3  Canada (CAN)3014
4  Italy (ITA)1023
  Nigeria (NGR)1023
6  Greece (GRE)1012
7  Cuba (CUB)1001
8  Jamaica (JAM)0303
9  Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN)0202
10  China (CHN)0101
  Ghana (GHA)0101
  Namibia (NAM)0101
  Russia (RUS)0101
14  Qatar (QAT)0022
15  Antigua and Barbuda (ATG)0011
  Barbados (BAR)0011
  Belgium (BEL)0011
Totals (17 entries)19201857

WomenEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1985 Parisa
details
  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
details
  Nelli Fiere-Cooman (NED)   Gwen Torrence (USA)   Merlene Ottey (JAM)
1991 Seville
details
  Irina Sergeyeva (URS)   Merlene Ottey (JAM)   Liliana Allen (CUB)
1993 Toronto
details
  Gail Devers (USA)   Irina Privalova (RUS)   Zhanna Tarnopolskaya (UKR)
1995 Barcelona
details
  Merlene Ottey (JAM)   Melanie Paschke (GER)   Carlette Guidry (USA)
1997 Paris
details
  Gail Devers (USA)   Chandra Sturrup (BAH)   Frederique Bangue (FRA)
1999 Maebashi
details
  Ekaterini Thanou (GRE)   Gail Devers (USA)   Philomena Mensah (CAN)
2001 Lisbon
details
  Chandra Sturrup (BAH)   Angela Williams (USA)   Chryste Gaines (USA)
2003 Birmingham
details
  Angela Williams (USA) c   Torri Edwards (USA)   Merlene Ottey (SLO)
2004 Budapest
details
  Gail Devers (USA)   Kim Gevaert (BEL)   Yulia Nestsiarenka (BLR)
2006 Moscow
details
  Me'Lisa Barber (USA)   Lauryn Williams (USA)   Kim Gevaert (BEL)
2008 Valencia
details
  Angela Williams (USA)   Jeanette Kwakye (GBR)   Tahesia Harrigan (IVB)
2010 Doha
details
  Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM)   Carmelita Jeter (USA)   Ruddy Zang Milama (GAB)
2012 Istanbul
details
  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
details
  Barbara Pierre (USA)   Dafne Schippers (NED)   Elaine Thompson (JAM)
2018 Birmingham
details
  Murielle Ahouré (CIV)   Marie-Josée Ta Lou (CIV)   Mujinga Kambundji (SUI)
2022 Belgrade
details
  Mujinga Kambundji (SUI)   Mikiah Brisco (USA)   Marybeth Sant-Price (USA)

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 table (at the 19 March 2022)Edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)77519
2  Jamaica (JAM)4127
3  Netherlands (NED)2103
4  Ivory Coast (CIV)1304
5  Bahamas (BAH)1102
6  Switzerland (SWI)1012
7  East Germany (GDR)1001
  Greece (GRE)1001
  Soviet Union (URS)1001
10  Great Britain (GBR)0202
11  Belgium (BEL)0112
12  Bulgaria (BUL)0101
  Germany (GER)0101
  Russia (RUS)0101
15  Canada (CAN)0022
  France (FRA)0022
17  Belarus (BLR)0011
  British Virgin Islands (IVB)0011
  Cuba (CUB)0011
  Gabon (GAB)0011
  Slovenia (SLO)0011
  Ukraine (UKR)0011
Totals (22 entries)19191957

Season's bestsEdit

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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  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. ^ "All time Top Lists Senior Indoor 60 Metres Men". World Athletics. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  5. ^ a b c Jon Hendershott (18 February 2018). "Coleman breaks world indoor 60m record at US Indoor Championships in Albuquerque". IAAF. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Men's 60m Results" (PDF). IAAF. 3 March 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  7. ^ a b c "60m Final Results" (PDF). World Athletics. 19 March 2022. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  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. ^ Jon Mulkeen (16 January 2022). "Jones, Harrison and Usoro get their 2022 campaigns off to a strong start". Retrieved 17 January 2022.
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  17. ^ "Biomechanical Analysis 100 Metres". La Libre. 29 September 2019. Retrieved 25 November 2021.
  18. ^ "Maurice Greene equals 60m indoors world record mark". World Athletics. 1 February 1998. Retrieved 25 November 2021.
  19. ^ "Toplists - All time Top lists - Senior Indoor 60 Metres Women". World Athletics. Retrieved 7 March 2021.
  20. ^ a b "60m Final Results" (PDF). World Athletics. 18 March 2022. Retrieved 18 March 2022.
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  22. ^ "60m Results Summary" (PDF). IAAF. 9 March 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  23. ^ "60m Results" (PDF). British Athletics. 18 February 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 February 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  24. ^ Gary Smith (5 March 2022). "Ewa Swoboda flashes to 6.99 at 2022 Polish Indoor Championships". world-track.org. Retrieved 5 March 2022.
  25. ^ "Dafne Schippers: Profile". IAAF.org. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  26. ^ "60m Dash Results". flashresults.com. 12 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  27. ^ Jon Hendershott (18 February 2018). "Coleman breaks world indoor 60m record at US Indoor Championships in Albuquerque". IAAF. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  28. ^ Ramsak, Bob (20 February 2019). "Ta Lou dashes 7.02, J. Ingebrigtsen defeats Tefera in Dusseldorf". iaaf.org. IAAF. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  29. ^ a b Lindstrom, Sieg (October 2019). "World Champs Women's 100 — Let's Hear It For Motherhood". Track & Field News. Archived from the original on 1 June 2021. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
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