60 metres

Athletics
60 metres
World records
MenUnited States Christian Coleman 6.34 A (2018)
WomenRussia Irina Privalova 6.92 (1993, 1995)
World Indoor Championship records
MenUnited States Christian Coleman 6.37 (2018)
WomenUnited States Gail Devers 6.95 (1993)
A 60-metre race in Valencia in 2005

60 metres, or 60-meter dash, is a sprint event in track and field. It is a championship event for indoor championships, normally dominated by the best outdoor 100 metres runners. At outdoor venues it is a rare distance, at least for senior athletes. The format of the event is similar to other sprint distances. The sprinters follow three initial instructions: 'ready', instructing them to take up position in the starting blocks; 'set', instructing them to adopt a more efficient starting posture, which also isometrically preloads their muscles. This will enable them to start faster. The final instruction is the firing of the starter's pistol. Upon hearing this the sprinters stride forwards from the blocks.

The 60 metres was an Olympic event in the 1900 and 1904 Summer Games but was removed from the schedule thereafter. American Christian Coleman currently holds the men's world record in the 60 metres with a time of 6.34 seconds,[1] while Russian Irina Privalova holds the women's world record at 6.92.

In the past, it was common for athletes to compete in the 60 yards (54.86 m) race. This is not part of the lineage of the 60 metres, but is the predecessor of the 55 metres race. 60 metres is 65.6168 yards.

Area records

Updated 19 March 2022.[2][3]

Area Men Women
Time (s) Athlete Nation Time (s) Athlete Nation
Africa 6.45 A Leonard Myles-Mills  Ghana 6.97 Murielle Ahouré  Ivory Coast
Asia 6.42 Su Bingtian  China 7.09 Susanthika Jayasinghe  Sri Lanka
Europe 6.41 Marcell Jacobs  Italy 6.92 Irina Privalova  Russia
North, Central America
and Caribbean
6.34 A Christian Coleman  United States 6.95 Gail Devers
Marion Jones
 United States
Oceania 6.52 Matthew Shirvington  Australia 7.13 Zoe Hobbs  New Zealand
South America 6.52 José Carlos Moreira  Brazil 7.14 Vitoria Cristina Rosa  Brazil

All-time top 25

Indoor results only

Men

Updated June 2022.[4]

Ath.# Perf.# Time (s) Athlete Nation Date Place Ref.
1 1 6.34 A Christian Coleman  United States 18 FEB 2018 Albuquerque [5]
2 6.37 Coleman #2 19 JAN 2018 Clemson
Coleman #3 03 MAR 2018 Birmingham [6]
Coleman #4 15 FEB 2020 Albuquerque
2 4 6.39 Maurice Greene  United States 03 FEB 1998 Madrid
4 6.39 Greene #2 03 MAR 2001 Atlanta
6 6.40 Greene #3 27 FEB 1999 Atlanta
3 6 6.40 A Ronnie Baker  United States 18 FEB 2018 Albuquerque [5]
4 8 6.41 Andre Cason  United States 14 FEB 1992 Madrid
8 6.41 Greene #4 01 FEB 1998 Stuttgart
4 8 6.41 Marcell Jacobs  Italy 19 MAR 2022 Belgrade [7]
8 6.41 Coleman #5 19 MAR 2022 Belgrade [7]
12 6.42 Greene #5 07 MAR 1999 Maebashi
6 12 6.42 Dwain Chambers  Great Britain 07 MAR 2009 Turin
12 6.42 A Coleman #6 18 FEB 2018 Albuquerque [5]
6 12 6.42 Su Bingtian  China 03 MAR 2018 Birmingham [6]
16 6.43 Greene #6 01 FEB 1998 Stuttgart
8 16 6.43 Tim Harden  United States 07 MAR 1999 Maebashi
16 6.43 Su #2 06 FEB 2018 Düsseldorf
19 6.44 Harden #2 27 FEB 1999 Atlanta
Harden #3 11 MAR 2001 Lisbon
9 19 6.44 Asafa Powell  Jamaica 18 MAR 2016 Portland [8]
19 6.44 Powell #2 18 MAR 2016 Portland [9]
Baker #2 03 MAR 2018 Birmingham
Baker #3 19 FEB 2020 Liévin
Baker #4 21 FEB 2020 Madrid
9 19 6.44 Marvin Bracy  United States 19 MAR 2022 Belgrade [7]
11 6.45 Bruny Surin  Canada 13 FEB 1993 Liévin
6.45 A Leonard Myles-Mills  Ghana 20 FEB 1999 Colorado Springs
Terrence Trammell  United States 17 FEB 2001 Pocatello
6.45 Justin Gatlin  United States 01 MAR 2003 Boston
Ronald Pognon  France 13 FEB 2005 Karlsruhe
6.45 A Trell Kimmons  United States 26 FEB 2012 Albuquerque
6.45 Terrence Jones  Bahamas 15 JAN 2022 Lubbock [10]
18 6.46 Jon Drummond  United States 01 FEB 1998 Stuttgart
6.46 A Marcus Brunson  United States 30 JAN 1999 Flagstaff
6.46 Jason Gardener  Great Britain 07 MAR 1999 Maebashi
Tim Montgomery  United States 11 MAR 2001 Lisbon
Leonard Scott  United States 26 FEB 2005 Liévin
23 6.47 Linford Christie  Great Britain 19 FEB 1995 Liévin
Shawn Crawford  United States 28 FEB 2004 Boston
Dwight Phillips  United States 24 FEB 2005 Madrid
Lerone Clarke  Jamaica 18 FEB 2012 Birmingham
James Dasaolu  Great Britain 15 FEB 2014 Birmingham [11]
Kim Collins  Saint Kitts and Nevis 17 FEB 2015 Łódź [12]
Trayvon Bromell  United States 18 MAR 2016 Portland [13]

Note: The following athletes have had their performances annulled due to doping offences:

Time (s) Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
6.41 Ben Johnson  Canada 7 March 1987 Indianapolis [14]

Outdoor best performances

+ = en route to 100m mark

Rank Time (s) Wind (m/s) Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
1 6.29+ (calculated) +0.9 Su Bingtian  China 1 August 2021 Tokyo [15]
2 6.31+ (calculated) +0.9 Usain Bolt  Jamaica 16 August 2009 Berlin [16]
3 6.32+ (calculated) +0.6 Christian Coleman  United States 28 September 2019 Doha [17]

Note: The following athletes have had their associated 100 m performances annulled due to doping offences:

Time (s) Wind (m/s) Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
6.33+ (calculated) +1.1 Ben Johnson  Canada 24 September 1988 Seoul [18]

Women

Updated January 2023.[19]

Ath.# Perf.# Time (s) Athlete Nation Date Place Ref.
1 1 6.92 Irina Privalova  Russia 11 FEB 1993 Madrid
1 6.92 Privalova #2 09 FEB 1995 Madrid
3 6.93 Privalova #3 13 FEB 1994 Liévin
4 6.94 Privalova #4 19 FEB 1995 Liévin
2 5 6.95 Gail Devers  United States 12 MAR 1993 Toronto
5 6.95 Privalova #5 06 FEB 1994 Vienna
Privalova #6 14 FEB 1995 Moscow
2 5 6.95 Marion Jones  United States 07 MAR 1998 Maebashi
4 9 6.96 Merlene Ottey  Jamaica 14 FEB 1992 Madrid
9 6.96 Privalova #7 11 FEB 1993 Madrid
4 9 6.96 Ekaterini Thanou  Greece 07 MAR 1999 Maebashi
Mujinga Kambundji  Switzerland 18 MAR 2022 Belgrade [20]
13 6.97 Privalova #8 14 FEB 1992 Madrid
Privalova #9 12 MAR 1993 Toronto
Privalova #10 11 FEB 1994 Madrid
Privalova #11 12 FEB 1995 Ghent
Ottey #2 19 FEB 1995 Liévin
Ottey #3 10 MAR 1995 Ghent
7 13 6.97 LaVerne Jones-Ferrette  United States Virgin Islands 06 FEB 2010 Stuttgart
Murielle Ahouré  Ivory Coast 02 MAR 2018 Birmingham [21]
21 6.98 Privalova #12 27 FEB 1993 Moscow
Devers #2 21 FEB 1999 Liévin
9 21 6.98 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce  Jamaica 09 MAR 2014 Sopot [22]
Elaine Thompson-Herah  Jamaica 18 FEB 2017 Birmingham [23]
Aleia Hobbs  United States 28 JAN 2023 Fayetteville [24]
12 6.99 Ewa Swoboda  Poland 05 MAR 2022 Toruń [25]
Mikiah Brisco  United States 18 MAR 2022 Belgrade [20]
14 7.00 Nelli Cooman  Netherlands 23 FEB 1986 Madrid
Veronica Campbell-Brown  Jamaica 14 MAR 2010 Doha
Dafne Schippers  Netherlands 13 FEB 2016 Berlin [26]
Barbara Pierre  United States 12 MAR 2016 Portland [27]
18 7.01 Savatheda Fynes  Bahamas 07 MAR 1999 Maebashi
Me'Lisa Barber  United States 10 MAR 2006 Moscow
Lauryn Williams  United States 10 MAR 2006 Moscow
21 7.02 Gwen Torrence  United States 02 FEB 1996 New York City
Christy Opara-Thompson  Nigeria 12 FEB 1997 Ghent
Chioma Ajunwa  Nigeria 22 FEB 1998 Liévin
Philomena Mensah  Canada 07 MAR 1999 Maebashi
7.02 A Carmelita Jeter  United States 28 FEB 2010 Albuquerque
7.02 Tianna Madison  United States 11 FEB 2012 Fayetteville
7.02 A Javianne Oliver  United States 18 FEB 2018 Albuquerque [28]
7.02 Marie-Josée Ta Lou  Ivory Coast 20 FEB 2019 Düsseldorf [29]
7.02 A Julien Alfred  Saint Lucia 21 JAN 2023 Albuquerque [30]

Outdoor best performances

+ = en route to 100m mark

Rank Time (s) Wind (m/s) Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
1 6.81+ (calculated) +0.1 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce  Jamaica 29 September 2019 Doha [31]
2 6.85+ (calculated) −0.1 Marion Jones  United States 22 August 1999 Seville
3 6.87+ (calculated) 0.0 Florence Griffith-Joyner  United States 16 July 1988 Indianapolis [32]
+0.9 Elaine Thompson-Herah  Jamaica 21 August 2021 Eugene [33]
4 6.91+ (calculated) +0.1 Dina Asher-Smith  Great Britain 29 September 2019 Doha [31]

Olympic medalists

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1900 Paris
details
 Alvin Kraenzlein (USA)  Walter Tewksbury (USA)  Stan Rowley (AUS)
1904 St. Louis
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 Archie Hahn (USA)  William Hogenson (USA)  Fay Moulton (USA)

World Indoor Championships medalists

Men

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1985 Parisa
details
 Ben Johnson (CAN)  Sam Graddy (USA)  Ronald Desruelles (BEL)
1987 Indianapolis
details
 Lee McRae (USA) b  Mark Witherspoon (USA)  Pierfrancesco Pavoni (ITA)
1989 Budapest
details
 Andrés Simón (CUB)  John Myles-Mills (GHA)  Pierfrancesco Pavoni (ITA)
1991 Seville
details
 Andre Cason (USA)  Linford Christie (GBR)  Chidi Imo (NGR)
1993 Toronto
details
 Bruny Surin (CAN)  Frankie Fredericks (NAM)  Talal Mansour (QAT)
1995 Barcelona
details
 Bruny Surin (CAN)  Darren Braithwaite (GBR)  Robert Esmie (CAN)
1997 Paris
details
 Haralabos Papadias (GRE)  Michael Green (JAM)  Davidson Ezinwa (NGR)
1999 Maebashi
details
 Maurice Greene (USA)  Tim Harden (USA)  Jason Gardener (GBR)
2001 Lisbon
details
 Tim Harden (USA)  Tim Montgomery (USA)  Mark Lewis-Francis (GBR)
2003 Birmingham
details
 Justin Gatlin (USA)  Kim Collins (SKN)  Jason Gardener (GBR)
2004 Budapest
details
 Jason Gardener (GBR)  Shawn Crawford (USA)  Georgios Theodoridis (GRE)
2006 Moscow
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 Leonard Scott (USA)  Andrey Epishin (RUS)  Terrence Trammell (USA)
2008 Valencia
details
 Olusoji Fasuba (NGR)  Kim Collins (SKN)
 Dwain Chambers (GBR)
none awarded
2010 Doha
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 Dwain Chambers (GBR)  Mike Rodgers (USA)  Daniel Bailey (ATG)
2012 Istanbul
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 Justin Gatlin (USA)  Nesta Carter (JAM)  Dwain Chambers (GBR)
2014 Sopot
details
 Richard Kilty (GBR)  Marvin Bracy (USA)  Femi Ogunode (QAT)
2016 Portland
details
 Trayvon Bromell (USA)  Asafa Powell (JAM)  Ramon Gittens (BAR)
2018 Birmingham
details
 Christian Coleman (USA)  Su Bingtian (CHN)  Ronnie Baker (USA)
2022 Belgrade
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 Marcell Jacobs (ITA)  Christian Coleman (USA)  Marvin Bracy (USA)

a The event was known as the World Indoor Games in 1985.
b Ben Johnson of Canada originally won the gold medal, but he was disqualified in 1989 after admitting to steroid use between 1981 and 1988.

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)98320
2 Great Britain (GBR)33410
3 Canada (CAN)3014
4 Italy (ITA)1023
 Nigeria (NGR)1023
6 Greece (GRE)1012
7 Cuba (CUB)1001
8 Jamaica (JAM)0303
9 Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN)0202
10 China (CHN)0101
 Ghana (GHA)0101
 Namibia (NAM)0101
 Russia (RUS)0101
14 Qatar (QAT)0022
15 Antigua and Barbuda (ATG)0011
 Barbados (BAR)0011
 Belgium (BEL)0011
Totals (17 entries)19201857

Women

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1985 Parisa
details
 Silke Gladisch (GDR)  Heather Oakes (GBR)  Christelle Bulteau (FRA)
1987 Indianapolis
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 Nelli Fiere-Cooman (NED)  Anelia Nuneva (BUL) b  Angela Bailey (CAN)
1989 Budapest
details
 Nelli Fiere-Cooman (NED)  Gwen Torrence (USA)  Merlene Ottey (JAM)
1991 Seville
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 Irina Sergeyeva (URS)  Merlene Ottey (JAM)  Liliana Allen (CUB)
1993 Toronto
details
 Gail Devers (USA)  Irina Privalova (RUS)  Zhanna Tarnopolskaya (UKR)
1995 Barcelona
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 Merlene Ottey (JAM)  Melanie Paschke (GER)  Carlette Guidry (USA)
1997 Paris
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 Gail Devers (USA)  Chandra Sturrup (BAH)  Frederique Bangue (FRA)
1999 Maebashi
details
 Ekaterini Thanou (GRE)  Gail Devers (USA)  Philomena Mensah (CAN)
2001 Lisbon
details
 Chandra Sturrup (BAH)  Angela Williams (USA)  Chryste Gaines (USA)
2003 Birmingham
details
 Angela Williams (USA) c  Torri Edwards (USA)  Merlene Ottey (SLO)
2004 Budapest
details
 Gail Devers (USA)  Kim Gevaert (BEL)  Yulia Nestsiarenka (BLR)
2006 Moscow
details
 Me'Lisa Barber (USA)  Lauryn Williams (USA)  Kim Gevaert (BEL)
2008 Valencia
details
 Angela Williams (USA)  Jeanette Kwakye (GBR)  Tahesia Harrigan (IVB)
2010 Doha
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 Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM)  Carmelita Jeter (USA)  Ruddy Zang Milama (GAB)
2012 Istanbul
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 Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM)  Murielle Ahouré (CIV)  Tianna Madison (USA)
2014 Sopot
details
 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)  Murielle Ahouré (CIV)  Tianna Bartoletta (USA)
2016 Portland
details
 Barbara Pierre (USA)  Dafne Schippers (NED)  Elaine Thompson (JAM)
2018 Birmingham
details
 Murielle Ahouré (CIV)  Marie-Josée Ta Lou (CIV)  Mujinga Kambundji (SUI)
2022 Belgrade
details
 Mujinga Kambundji (SUI)  Mikiah Brisco (USA)  Marybeth Sant-Price (USA)

a The event was known as the World Indoor Games in 1985.
b Angella Issajenko of Canada originally won the silver medal, but she was disqualified in 1989 after admitting to steroid use between 1982 and 1988.
c Zhanna Block originally won the gold medal, but she was disqualified after her results from November 2002 onwards were deleted in 2011 for long-term drug use.

Medal table (at the 19 March 2022)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)77519
2 Jamaica (JAM)4127
3 Netherlands (NED)2103
4 Ivory Coast (CIV)1304
5 Bahamas (BAH)1102
6 Switzerland (SWI)1012
7 East Germany (GDR)1001
 Greece (GRE)1001
 Soviet Union (URS)1001
10 Great Britain (GBR)0202
11 Belgium (BEL)0112
12 Bulgaria (BUL)0101
 Germany (GER)0101
 Russia (RUS)0101
15 Canada (CAN)0022
 France (FRA)0022
17 Belarus (BLR)0011
 British Virgin Islands (IVB)0011
 Cuba (CUB)0011
 Gabon (GAB)0011
 Slovenia (SLO)0011
 Ukraine (UKR)0011
Totals (22 entries)19191957

Season's bests

See also

Notes and references

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  20. ^ a b "60m Final Results" (PDF). World Athletics. 18 March 2022. Retrieved 18 March 2022.
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