Top 10 Fastest People in History

Humans can be quite fast. Not as fast as some animals, but fast nonetheless. While a lot of the human speed comes down to genetics, the world’s fastest humans also require a lot of training to maximize their speed. Unsurprisingly, the world’s fastest humans are all professional sprinters who have trained hard for years to reach the average speeds they eventually reached. Here are the current 10 fastest people in recorded history, measured by their recorded top speeds over 100 meters or equivalent hourly top average speed times.

1. Usain Bolt

fastest human in history - usain bolt

Date of Birth: August 21, 1986
Place of Birth: Sherwood Content, Trelawny Parish, Jamaica
Nationality: Jamaican

2. Yohan Blake

second fastest human in history

Date of Birth: December 26, 1989
Place of Birth: Saint James Parish, Jamaica (city unknown)
Nationality: Jamaican

3. Tyson Gay

Date of Birth: August 9, 1982
Place of Birth: Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Nationality: American

4. Asafa Powell

Date of Birth: November 23, 1982
Place of Birth: Spanish Town, Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica
Nationality: Jamaican

5. Justin Gatlin

Date of Birth: February 10, 1982
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA
Nationality: American

6. Christian Coleman

Date of Birth: March 6, 1996
Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Nationality: American

7. Nesta Carter

Date of Birth: October 11, 1985
Place of Birth: Banana Ground, Clarendon Parish, Jamaica
Nationality: Jamaican

8. Maurice Greene

Date of Birth: July 23, 1974
Place of Birth: Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Nationality: American

9. Steve Mullings

Steve Mullings

Date of Birth: November 28, 1982
Place of Birth: Saint Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica (city unknown)
Nationality: Jamaican

10. Richard Thompson

Date of Birth: June 7, 1985
Place of Birth: Cascade, Diego Martin Region, Trinidad & Tobago
Nationality: Trinidadian


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