Ultimate Event Rankings

100m Ultimate Rankings

Who are the top 100m runners of all-time, regardless of gender? 

How does Usain Bolt's 100m career compare to Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s? Maurice Greene's to Carmelita Jeter’s? 

These were just some of the questions we set out to answer by calculating FloTrack’s 100m Ultimate Rankings, a points-based system that factors in three elements of an athlete’s résumé to determine greatness in track and field: 

- Medals 

- PR ranking all-time (scored through top 20 all-time)

- Total number of top 20 all-time performances 

Using this formula, the goal was to form a baseline where men and women could be compared on an equal playing field. The result was the definitive list of the top 20 100m runners in world history.

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