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The 100 yard dash is a track and field event of 100 yards or 91.44 metres. It was part of the Commonwealth Games until 1966, and was included in the decathlon of the Olympics, at least in 1904. It is not generally used in international events (having been replaced by the 100 metre sprint). However, it is still occasionally run in the United States in certain competitions.

100 meters equals 109.36 yards; 100 yards equals 91.44 meters.

Some notable 100 yard dash runners are the following:


Athlete Date Time (seconds) Remarks
F. C. Saportas 1870 10.5 Official world record
W. C. Wilmer 1878 10.0 Official world record
Arthur Wharton 1886 10.0 Tied official world record
J. Owen, Jr. 1890 9.8 Official world record
D. J. Kelly 1906 9.6 Official world record
Eric Liddell 1924 9.7 British record
Eddie Tolan 1929 9.5 Official world record
Frank Wykoff Chicago June 7, 1930 9.4 Official world record, without starting blocks
Jesse Owens 1933 9.4 Tied the world record, set U.S. high school record
Mel Patton 1948 9.3 Official world record
James Jackson 1954 9.4 Tied U.S. high-school record, Alameda High School in Alameda, Californiamarker
Ken Irvine 1961 9.3 Tied professional 100 yard world record
Frank Budd 1962 9.2 Official world record
Bob Hayes 1962 9.35
Charles Greene 1967 9.21
Bob Hayes 1964 9.1 Manual time
John Carlos 1969 9.1 Manual time, equalled Hayes's world record
Houston McTear early 1970s 9.0 Unofficial and hand-timed. In 1975 registered a time of 9.30 seconds.
Pharnell Raines 1971 9.2 Manual time, High School Record
Ivory Crockett 1974 9.0 Manual time
R.P. Williams 1906 9.0 flat 5 separate time devices

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