That was Tim Montgomery of the United States who ran a 9.78 in 2002.
1896, the first modern Olympics.
Only one Canadian, Donovan Bailey, has won the 100m sprint at the Olympics. Ben Johnson was the first to cross the finish line in the 100m sprint at the Seoul Olympics, but was later disqualified for steroid use.
The 100m sprint started at the 1970 Commonwealth Games. The first champions were Don Quarrie (men) and Raelene Boyle (women).
The length of a sprint is usually 100m
Usain Bolt, a Jamaican runner, holds the world record for the fastest 100m sprint. He ran the 100m sprint in 9.58 seconds on August 16, 2009 in Berlin.