The fastest female mile runner is Svetlana Masterkova from Russia, with a time of 4.12.86
Shelly-Ann Fraser of Jamaica won gold and ran the fastest time at 10.78 seconds.
Yusain Bolt of Jamaica
Jesse Owens is the world's fastest runner. Since the Beijing Olympics of 2008, Usain Bolt, of Jamaica, has been the outstanding, fastest sprinter in the world.
Florence Griffith-Joyner of the USA set the 100m world record for women as 10.49. This would make her the fastest female runner.
U.S. runner Florence Griffith Joyner with a 10.49