The progression of the men's 100-meter world record with time, holder, country and date:

10.6 — seconds, Donald Lippincott, United States, July 6, 1912.

10.4 — Charles Paddock, United States, April 23, 1921.

10.3 — Percy Williams, Canada, Aug. 9, 1930.

10.2 — Jesse Owens, United States, June 20, 1936.

10.1 — Willie Williams, United States, Aug. 3, 1956.

10.0 — Armin Hary, West Germany, June 21, 1960.

9.99 — Jim Hines, United States, June 20, 1968.

9.95 — (electronic), Hines, Oct. 14, 1968.

9.93 — Calvin Smith, United States, July 3, 1983.

9.92 — Carl Lewis, United States, Sept. 24, 1988.

9.90 — Leroy Burrell, United States, June 14, 1991.

9.86 — Carl Lewis, United States, August 25, 1991.

9.85 — Leroy Burrell, United States, July 6, 1994.

9.84 — Donovan Bailey, Canada, July 27, 1996.

9.79 — Maurice Greene, United States, June 16, 1999.

9.77 — Asafa Powell, Jamaica, June 14, 2005.

9.76 — Justin Gatlin, United States, May 12, 2006.