Fastest Men In The World
If you are interested in track and field, you should learn about the fastest men in the world. Since there are many different events or varying distances and many different wold competitions, there are many men who could be counted among the fastest men in the world. Here are just a few of the fastest men in the world, sprinters and distance runners, as of 2011.
- Usain Bolt. Usain Bolt is one of the fastest recorded men in the world as of 2011. Bolt won the 100 meters at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Bolt also set a new world record with a time of 9.68 seconds. Bolt also holds the record for the 200 meters with a time of 19.9 seconds, which he ran in 2009. Usain Bolt is from Jamaica and with his teammates, he holds the record for the 4x100 meter relay.
- Nick Symmonds. Nick Symmonds made his debut as one of the fastest men in the world in the 2008 Olympic trials. Symmonds won the 800 meters with a time of 1:44.10, qualifying him for the USA Olympics team. His personal best in the 800 meters is 1:43.76, which he ran in 2010. In 2010 Symmonds was the champion at the USA indoor and outdoor 800 meters.
- Jeremy Wariner. Wariner is one of the fastest men in the world at the 400 meters. Wariner has an Olympic gold medal from the 2004 Olympics for the 400 meters and a silver meal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Wariner also won the 2004 NCAA Indoor Championships in the 400 meters. His personal best in the 400 meters is 43.45 seconds and 45.39 seconds for the 400 meters indoor.
- Kenenisa Bekele. Bekele holds the world record for 5000 meters as of 2011. Bekele has been one of the fastest men in the world since 2004 when he set a new world record with a time of 12:37. 35 minutes for the 5000 meters. Bekele is from Ethiopia and holds an Olympic gold medal in the 5000 meters from the 2008 Olympics and a silver medal in the 5000 meters from the 2004 Olympics. Bekele also hold the world record in the 10,000 meters with a time of 26:17.53 minutes. He set this world record in 2005 at the World Track Championships.
- Zersenay Tadese. Tadese is one of the fastest men in the world and the world record holder for the half marathon with a time of 58:23 minutes. Tadese set this record in Portugal in 2010 at the Lisbon Half Marathon. Tadese also competes in shorter distances and he won an Olympic bronze medal in the 10,000 meters at the 2004 Olympics. In 2009 Tadese won a silver medal in the 10,000 meters at the World Championships in Berlin.