Kenenisa Bekele 26:17.53 in 2009
Usain Bolt - 9.58 seconds
The fastest runner in the world is presently Usain Bolt of Jamaica for men who holds the world record. For women it is Carmelita Jeter of the USA who holds the world leading 100 meter dash time.
Pugh holds the world record time for the 500 meter swim with a time of 7 minutes and 2 seconds. :)) ('.')
"Fastest man in the world" is the term given to the athlete who holds the world record in the 100 meter dash. No man in the world has run the 100 meter dash faster than Bolt's 9.58 seconds.
Far and away Usain Bolt. He currently holds the world record in both the 100 and 200 meter distances.
Wilson Kipketer of Denmark holds seven of the ten fastest 800m times in history, including his world record of 1.41.11 from 1997.
Florence Griffith-Joyner holds the women's world record in the 100 meter dash at 10.49 seconds set in 1988.
Florence Griffith-Joyner holds the women's world record in the 100 meter dash at 10.49 set in 1988.Florence Griffith-Joyner is the fastest female 100 m runner in the world. She set the record of 10.49 seconds on July 16, 1988.
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