Antonio "Tony The Tiger" Vernón's Men's 100-meter dash world record Progression Page
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The progression of the men's 100-meter dash world record, as recognized by the International Amateur Athletic Federation, track and field's worldwide governing body, with time, holder, country and date:


10.6 seconds: Donald Lippincott, U.S., July 6, 1912.
10.4: Charles Paddock, U.S., April 23, 1921.
10.3: Percy Williams, Canada, Aug. 9, 1930.
10.2: Jesse Owens, U.S., June 20, 1936.
10.1: Willie Williams, U.S., Aug. 3, 1956.
10.0: Armin Hary, West Germany, June 21, 1960.
9.99: Jim Hines, U.S., June 20, 1968.
9.95: (electronic), Hines, Oct. 14, 1968.
9.93: Calvin Smith, U.S., July 3, 1983.
9.92: Carl Lewis, U.S., Sept. 24, 1988.
9.90: Leroy Burrell, U.S., June 14, 1991.
9.86: Carl Lewis, U.S., August 25, 1991.
9.85: Leroy Burrell, U.S., July 6, 1994.
9.84: Donovan Bailey, Canada, July 27, 1996.
9.79: Maurice Greene, U.S., June 16, 1999.
9.78: Tim Montgomery, U.S., Sept. 14, 2002.
9.77: Asafa Powell, Jamaica, June 14, 2005.
9.76: Justin Gatlin, U.S., May 12, 2006. (revised to 9.77)

source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/14/AR2005061400945.html

For further detail on the record progression go to Wikipedia.

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