Top 5 Fastest Runners in the World in the year 2021

In this article, We are going to tell you, Top 5 sprinters (sprinter), in the year 2021. These player’s names have come on the top list only because of their hard work and dedication towards their aim. Also, they are extending their limits by doing regular practice. Every success has a lot of struggle behind it. Here we will tell you a short description of players life, awards, struggle and events in their life. 

5) Justin Gatlin

  • Born:- 10 February 1982
  • Nationality:- American
  • Justin Gatlin is an American sprinter which is an expert in 100m & 200m events. He won the Olympic medal 5-times and the World Championship medal 12-times. Gatlin is on 5th position for completing the 100-meter race in 9.74 seconds.
  • Justin Gatlin attended Woodham High School in Pensacola, Florida. Coaches at the University of Tennessee Vince Anderson and Bill Webb awarded him a scholarship and also given the training to become a sprinter.
  •  He was banned to participate in international competition for two years by IAAF after testing positive for amphetamines.
  • Gatlin was forced to miss the 2003 National Championship in Palo Alto as he was suffered from a hamstring injury.
  • The Olympic Games were going to be held in Athens in the year 2004. So, Gatlin and his coach decided to skip the 2004 indoor season to fully recover and prepare for next year’s Olympic Games.
  • There had many ups and downs in his life but he never gave up.

4) Asafa Powell

Asafa Powell, Growmore Tips
  • Born:- 23 November 1982
  • Nationality:- Jamaican
  • Asafa Powell attended Ewarton Primary School and Charlemont High School in St. Catherine, Jamaica
  • When he was studying in Kingston, Jamaica he wanted to become a Mechanic.
  • He specializes in 100 meters. 
  • In the years 2005 and 2008, he set 100 meters world record with times 9.77 and 9.74 seconds respectively. 
  • Powell has consistently broken the 10-second barrier in competition, with his personal best of 9.72 s ranking fourth on the all-time list of male 100-meter athletes.
  • Asafa Powell currently has the world record for 100-yard with a time of 9.09 s, which is set on 27 May 2010 in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
  • Powell is deeply religious, also he is known to be occasionally shy but good-natured and somewhat of a joker.
  • Powell married in 2019 to Canadian model Alyshia Miller.
  • He is under contract with Nike brand since 2004 then he ended his contract with Nike in 2010 and sign up with the Chinese Sports brand Li Ning. He has signed with Puma in 2015

3) Yohan Blake:-

Yohan Blake Fastest Runners
  • Born:- 26 December 1989
  • Nationality:- Jamaica
  • Yohan Blake is a Jamaican sprinter of the 100-meter and 200-meter races. 
  • He attended St. Jago High School in Spanish Town.
  • Initially, he loved cricket and he was a fast bowler but when his school principal saw him how quickly he ran to the wicket that he was urged to try sprinting.
  • In the World Championships, he won Gold in the year 2011 and a silver medal in the 2012 Olympics.
  • He covered 100 m with a best of 9.69 seconds on the date 23 August 2012. 
  • His personal best for the 200 meters is 19.26 seconds.
  • Also, one thing is that his training partners were Usain Bolt and Daniel Bailey. He was coached by Glen Mills until 2019.

2) Tyson Gay:-

Tyson Gay
  • Born:- 9 August 1982
  • Nationality:- American
  • Initially Gay was a slow starter on the track but he worked hard to improve and broke the Lafayette High School stadium record for the 200 meters. 
  • His 100 m personal best of 9.69 seconds is the American Record.
  • Tyson Gay was inspired by their mother who trained hard at school and on the hills in their neighborhood.
  • Gay lives in Clermont, a suburb of Orlando, Florida. 
  • Gay is a religious man, and he is really believe in the ability given by God to him, that he does unexpected.

1) Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt Best Runner
  • Born:- 21 August 1986
  • Nationality:- Jamaican
  • Who does not know Usain Bolt, he is famous for his world record in 100 m sprint.
  • His full name is Usain St Leo Bolt and is also known as Lightning Bolt.
  • He won an eight-time gold medal in Olympics. Also, he is the only sprinter to win Olympic 100 m and 200 m titles at three consecutive Olympics in 2008, 2012, 2016. 
  • He has the world record of sprinting 100 meters in 9.58 seconds in 2009.
  • He got many awards for his work such as IAAF World Athlete of the Year, Track & Field Athlete of the Year, BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year (three times), Laureus World Sportsman of the Year (four times).
  • Usain Bolt retired after the 2017 World Championships.
  • So, In our top list, Usain Bolt is on the first rank.

So, friends these are top sprinter in the world. If you like this post kindly reply your comments in the comment box. Also, subscribe our blog for more latest updates.


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