Best Sprinters of All Time

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The Top Ten

1
Usain Bolt
he got a trmendous energy to increase his speed throughout 100m...
He ran that 100 and broke the record like it was nothing. He made it look easy and was celebrating b4 it even finished.

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Pretty obvious wander, how many other sprinters have done what bolt has and are so marketable. Ya, no one, not only is he the fastest man ever, he is probably the most badass too.
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Usain Bolt he is the King ever

2Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson holding both 200m and 400m makes him the greatest. Those are the two most difficult sprints. By the way, what is Dwain Chambers doing in the list?
This is just one great sprinter...
Smashed the 200m and 400m world records, and still holds the 400m record 14 years later. Still has 12/20 of the best ever 400m times.
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The best sprinter... Great.

3Milkha Singh
Greatest Indian athlete of all time.He made Indians proud.
He is one of the best athletes on the planet and he makes Indian proud
At the time when India recently got independence and the starving population was a majority Milkha Singh was the first olympic gold medallist
And of course he is a five time gold medallist
[Newest]I am proud of my race.

4Tyson Gay
he has even raced down bolt
The second fastest man in history he is for me the best as he is also the first man in history to race in the the 400m under 45s 200m under 20s and 100m under 10s and he is the only man to ever beat bolt in a final.
He could've beat Usain Bolt on that one race if he had gotten a good start

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5Asafa Powell
He is the most complete sprinter of all time. He has the best start and the best form. He just needs to believe in himself
he has a lot of potential to match up with bolt
Amazing Sprinter, sucks that he got injured in london.

6Maurice Green
He ran 51 sub-ten sec races. The first man to run under 9.8.
Please had a long carrer and produced some of the greatest preformances ever seen. Plus 9.81 in edmonton with injury could have gone sub 9.7, as well extremley consistent.

7Carl Lewis
Carl Lewis always will be remembered as the single most captivating sprinter the world of track & field has ever seen in the circuit of Olympic competition. He was consistent and versatile and always would win gold medals in his pursuits.
All sorts of things change with time; things that improve performances in general. I think the only way to compare athletes is by comparing how they performed against other athletes during the period they performed.
In 1980, Carl Lewis was ranked 8th in the world among sprinters in 100 meters. From that year through 1992 he was never ranked lower than third, and he didn't drop from the top 10 until 1995. That is 15 years in the top 10. Six times he ranked number 1.
He was versatile and won multiple medals.
[Newest]Greatest of all time! Changed sprinting in general.

8Linford Christie
Dwain chambers can never match him or even beat him in a race because he's just one of the greatest british sprinters of all time. I believe dwain chambers should be at the bottom of the list because he's no role model after the drug ban

9Dwain Chambers
9.87 PB... So you lot... Might as well shh. And being the best british sprinter at this moment, winning the British trials. Beat Harry aitkins, marlin devonish, Mark Lewis francis

10Richard Thompsan
He is the MOST IDIOTIC athlete in the WORLD!.
HE IS NOT IDIOTIC!

The Contenders

11Jesse Owens
This guy was the first to brake 10 seconds so he has to at least in the top 5

12Yohan Blake
He beat Tyson gay and has potential to eventually beat usain
Yohan blake is the 2nd greatest sprinter of all times behind usain bolt
Yohan Blake is the 2nd greatest sprinter I agre
Number 2 you here me!
Quality, top class
Yohan Blake!

13Wallace Spearman

14Bob Hayes
Won 44 sprint finals before retiring from amateur track to play for the cowboys, ran the most incredible anchor org in the 400m final leading the USA to a huge victory after starting 3-4 meters back. In his early 30s with n track training beat Mel gray in his home town of sl running 4.3 with a starters gun and blocks daily a 4.2 or better. Look at the improvement I equipment, training year round and speed of tracks was anyone ever really better. It would be hard to prove Dennis Crnkovich

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15Ben Johnson
Ben was the man ran a 9.79 and slowed down. Oh but he was on drugs. Well guess what so was everybody else on this list. (pretty much)
The most complete 100m sprinter of all time. (No question. ) Ran the perfect race in '88. Beautiful sprinting technique.

16Kirani James
He won the 400m at the London olympics at just 19!
He is the only athlete who came close to Michael Jhonson's 400m record at a young age.

17Donovan Bailey
In his prime D.B. was the best in the world, and deserves to be much higher than # 16
Restored Canada's image after Ben Johnson
Incredible sprinter.

18Bruce Jenner

19Ato Boldon

20Jesse Owen

21Jim Hines
Under rated because he came after legend bob hayes.

22Paul Nash
In an age before drugs - he might have won in Mexico City if he had been allowed to compete in 1968.

23Percy Williams

24Justin Gatlin

25Olusoji Fasuba
The current African record holder

26Christophe Lemaitre
He beat Gatlin who beat Bolt week ago.
he is the current best european

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27Wilma Rudolph

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