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Sub-11.00 Statistical Abstract

Sub-11.00 Statistical Abstract

| On 14, Jul 2015

Recently we published our sub-10.00 statistical abstract on the men’s 100 meters. In the interest of fairness, it’s time to look at a comparable number for the women’s 100 meters: sub-11.00 seconds.

And it very much a comparable time. By my count*, sub-11.00 has been run 736 times by 87 women. As of last week, sub-10.00 had been run 742 times by 106 men.

*using data at alltime-athletics.com and including all automatic times under 11.00 and hand times under 10.8

Most sub-11 races

68 – Merlene Ottey
44 – Veronica Campbell-Brown
42 – Marion Jones*
38 – Carmelita Jeter
36 – Gwen Torrence
33 – Marlies Göhr
32 – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
26 – Gail Devers
25 – Kerron Stewart
25 – Zhanna Block
*marks made before 8/25/00 by the nefarious Ms. Jones have not officially been invalidated

Active leaders

44 – Campbell-Brown
38 – Jeter
32 – Fraser-Pryce
25 – Stewart
19 – Kelly-Ann Baptiste
14 – Blessing Okagbare
11 – Sherone Simpson
9 – English Gardner
9 – Tianna Bartoletta
8 – Murielle Ahouré

Most in a season

18 – Marion Jones, 1998
13 – Merlene Ottey, 1991
12 – Gail Devers, 1996
11 – Carmelita Jeter, 2009
11 – Jones, 1997
11 – Gwen Torrence, 1996

By nation

292 – USA
196 – Jamaica
39 – East Germany (East, West, and unified Germany total: 63)
26 – Bahamas
25 – Ukraine

By city

42 – Eugene
41 – London (at least two venues, maybe more)
37 – Kingston
35 – Berlin
31 – Brussels

Wind conditions

176 – headwind
50 – still air
506 – tailwind (31 had maximum 2.0 m/s)
4 – no wind information

Most sub-11.00 athletes in a year

15 – 2015 (so far)
13 – 1988
13 – 2000
13 – 2013
12 – 2008

Most sub-11.00 races in a year

45 – 2012
44 – 1998
44 – 2013
41 – 1996
36 – 1988

Errata

First: Marlies Göhr, Dresden, July 1 1977

Youngest: Candace Hill (USA), 16 years, 4 months, 9 days (6/20/15)
Oldest: Merlene Ottey (JAM), 40 years, 3 months, 20 days (8/30/00)

Longest between first and last: Merlene Ottey, 4/28/85 to 8/30/00

Most in one day: 12 (8/4/12, London Olympic semis & finals)
Most in one race: 6 (6/26/15, Eugene USATF final; 8/4/12, London Olympic final; 8/22/99, Seville Worlds final)

Comments

  1. Where is the late Flo-Jo

    • Jesse Squire

      Florence Griffith-Joyner ran under 11.00 just ten times in her career: once in 1984, once in 1987, and eight times in 1988.

  2. NelsonH

    VCB has quietly built up an incredible resume

  3. Cornell S

    You completely left out Evelyn Ashford! How is that even possible?

    • Jesse Squire

      Because Ashford isn’t in the top ten. She ran sub-11.00 23 times.

      • Cornell S

        Thanks for the quick reply. I still consider her in the top three of all-time. Peace

  4. oniel

    Why is Marrion Jones name here at all. Plus Flo Jo has huge question marks

  5. PimpThe478

    Surprised SAFP isn’t higher up and CJ is so high up.I think SAFP still arguably the greatest female 100m runner.

  6. PimpThe478

    Ironically VCB has 44 sub 11s but only ever ran one (1) sub 10.8.whilst Marion Jones ran twelve (12) sub 10.8 and SAFP has run ten (10).where Jones has sub 11 forty two (42) times and SAFP has sub 11 thirty two (32) times.Most of VCB’s sub 11s were just barely under eleven(11) seconds

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