Who is the fastest British runner?

Who is the fastest British runner?

Linford Christie
Linford Christie: Britain’s fastest ever sprinter on race, patriotism and persistence. Linford Christie’s Olympic training unwittingly began many years before he began to take over the world, 100 metres at a time.

What is the British long jump record?

Event Athlete Record
High Jump Steve Smith 2.35
Pole Vault Nick Buckfield 5.71
Long Jump Larry Myricks 8.38
Triple Jump Nathan Douglas 17.64

Who holds UK 100m men’s record?

The British record is held by Linford Christie at 9.87 seconds.

What is the British record for javelin throw?

91.46 m
Stephen James Backley, OBE (born 12 February 1969) is a retired British track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw. He formerly held the world record, and his 91.46 m throw from 1992 is the British record.

Who is the fastest sprinter of all time?

Usain Bolt
The current men’s world record is 9.58 seconds, set by Jamaica’s Usain Bolt in 2009, while the women’s world record of 10.49 seconds set by American Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988 remains unbroken….100 metres.

Athletics 100 metres
Men Usain Bolt 9.58 (2009)
Women Marion Jones 10.70 (1999)

Who is the female British record holder for long jump?

Mary Denise Rand
Mary Denise Rand, MBE (née Bignal on 10 February 1940) is an English former track and field athlete. She won the long jump at the 1964 Summer Olympics by breaking the world record, the first British female to win an Olympic gold medal in track and field….Mary Rand.

Personal information
Club London Olympiades

Who holds 200m world record?

The men’s world record holder is Usain Bolt of Jamaica, who ran 19.19 s at the 2009 World Championships. The women’s world record holder is Florence Griffith-Joyner of the United States, who ran 21.34 s at the 1988 Summer Olympics.