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60 metres
World  Maurice Green 6.39 (1998)
World  Irina Privalova 6.92 (1993)

60 metres is a sprint event in track and field athletics. 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 60 metres was an Olympic event in the 1900 and 1904 Summer Games but was removed from the schedule thereafter.

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American Maurice Greene currently holds the men's world record in the 60 metres with a time of 6.39, 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.

Top 25 performers

Indoor results only

  • A = affected by altitude
  • Men

  • Correct as of February 2017.
  • Note: The following athletes have had their performances annulled due to doping offense:

    Notes

    Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 6.47:

  • Maurice Greene also ran 6.39 (2001), 6.40 (1999), 6.41 (1998), 6.42 (1999), 6.43 (1998), 6.45 (1999, 2000), 6.46 (1998, 1999).
  • Tim Harden also ran 6.44 (1999, 2001).
  • Andre Cason also ran 6.45 (1992), 6.46 (1992).
  • Bruny Surin also ran 6.46 (1995).
  • Jon Drummond also ran 6.46 (1999, 2000).
  • Jason Gardener also ran 6.46 (1999, 2004).
  • Terrence Trammell also ran 6.46 (2003).
  • Justin Gatlin also ran 6.46 (2003, 2012).
  • Marcus Brunson also ran 6.46 (2007).
  • Dwain Chambers also ran 6.46 (2009).
  • Ronnie Baker also ran 6.47 (2016).
  • Outdoor best performances

    + = en route to 100m mark

    Women

  • Correct as of February 2017.
  • Note: The following athletes have had their performances annulled due to doping offense:

    Notes

    Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 6.99:

  • Irina Privalova also ran 6.92 (1995), 6.93 (1994), 6.94 (1995), 6.95 (1994, 1995), 6.96 (1993), 6.97 (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995), 6.98 (1993).
  • Merlene Ottey also ran 6.97 (1995), 6.99 (1994).
  • Gail Devers also ran 6.98 (1999), 6.99 (1993).
  • Ekateríni Thánou also ran 6.99 (1999).
  • Outdoor best performances

    + = en route to 100m mark

    Men

    Note: The original winner in 1987 was Ben Johnson, who was disqualified in 1989 after admitting long term drug use.

    Women

    Notes:

  • A Known as the World Indoor Games
  • The original silver medal winner in 1987 was Angella Issajenko, who was disqualified in 1989 after admitting long term drug use.
  • The original winner in 2003 was Zhanna Block, who was stripped of the title in 2011, and had her results from November 2002 onwards annulled.
  • References

    60 metres Wikipedia


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