July 27, 1996 - Donovan Bailey sets world record for the Men’s 100 Meters with a time of 9.84

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The previous record was 9.85 held by Leroy Burrell of the United States. Donovan Bailey’s time of 9.84 in Atlanta was the 100┬ám world record from 1996 until 1999, when it was broken by Greene. The time also stood as the Commonwealth record from 1996 until 2005, when it was broken by Asafa Powell, and is the current Canadian record (shared with Bruny Surin since 1999). His Olympic record was broken by Usain Bolt at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

"Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust." - Jesse Owens

"Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust." - Jesse Owens

August 5, 2012: The 100m Final Olympic Stadium, London

THE FIVE FASTEST 100-METRE SPRINTS OF ALL-TIME
9.58 Usain Bolt in Berlin on August 16, 2009
9.63 Usain Bolt in London on August 5, 2012
9.69 Usain Bolt in Beijing on August 16, 2008
9.69 Tyson Gay in Shanghai on Sept 20, 2009
9.71 Tyson Gay in Berlin on August 16, 2009

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