The 300 metres is an uncommon sprinting event in track and field competitions.

All-time top 25

Men

Rank Result Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 30.81 Wayde van Niekerk  South Africa 28 June 2017 Ostrava [3]
2 30.85 A Michael Johnson  United States 24 March 2000 Pretoria
3 30.97 Usain Bolt  Jamaica 27 May 2010 Ostrava [4]
4 31.20+ Kirani James  Grenada 14 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [5]
LaShawn Merritt  United States
6 31.44 Isaac Makwala  Botswana 28 June 2017 Ostrava [3]
7 31.48 Roberto Hernández  Cuba 3 September 1990 Jerez de la Frontera [6]
Danny Everett  United States [7]
9 31.52 Steven Gardiner  Bahamas 12 May 2022 Ponce [8]
10 31.56 Douglas Walker  Great Britain 19 July 1998 Gateshead
11 31.58+ Jeremy Wariner  United States 31 August 2007 Osaka [9]
12 31.61 Anthuan Maybank  United States 13 July 1996 Durham
Clarence Munyai  South Africa 28 June 2017 Ostrava [3]
14 31.64 Tony McQuay  United States 11 June 2016 Kingston
15 31.67 John Regis  Great Britain 17 July 1992 Gateshead
16 31.70 Kirk Baptiste  United States 18 August 1984 London
17 31.73 Thomas Jefferson  United States 22 August 1987 London
18 31.74 Gabriel Tiacoh  Ivory Coast 6 August 1986 A Coruña
19 31.77 Tyler Christopher  Canada 20 May 2004 Sainte Anne
20 31.80 Pavel Maslák  Czech Republic 28 June 2017 Ostrava [10]
21 31.81 Gil Roberts  United States 11 June 2016 Kingston
Vernon Norwood  United States 12 May 2022 Ponce [11]
23 31.82 Steve Lewis  United States 17 July 1992 Gateshead
24 31.87 Mark Richardson  Great Britain 19 July 1998 Gateshead
Jonathan Borlée  Belgium 5 July 2012 Naimette-Xhovémont
31.87 i Noah Lyles  United States 4 March 2017 Albuquerque [12]

Notes

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 31.87:

Women

Rank Result Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
1 34.14+ Marita Koch  German Democratic Republic 6 October 1985 Canberra [15]
2 34.41 Shaunae Miller-Uibo  Bahamas 20 June 2019 Ostrava [16]
3 34.6h Rita Wilden  Federal Republic of Germany 18 August 1975 Dortmund
4 34.95+ Jarmila Kratochvílová  Czechoslovakia 18 August 1982 Zürich [17]
5 35.00+ Marie-José Pérec  France 27 August 1991 Tokyo [18]
6 35.01+ Olga Bryzgina  Ukraine 6 October 1985 Canberra [19]
7 35.24+ Tatána Kocembová  Czechoslovakia 10 August 1983 Helsinki [20]
8 35.30 A Ana Guevara  Mexico 3 May 2003 Mexico City
9 35.45 i Irina Privalova  Russia 17 January 1993 Moscow
10 35.46 Kathy Cook  Great Britain 18 August 1984 London
Chandra Cheeseborough  United States 18 August 1984 London
12 35.47+ Valerie Brisco-Hooks  United States 26 September 1988 Seoul [21]
13 35.48 i OT Svetlana Goncharenko  Russia 4 February 1998 Tampere
14 35.63+ Sanya Richards-Ross  United States 18 August 2009 Berlin [22]
15 35.69 i Patricia Hall  Jamaica 14 February 2012 Liévin [23]
16 35.70 Irena Szewinska  Poland 4 July 1975 London
Léa Sprunger   Switzerland 25 May 2017 Langenthal [24]
18 35.71 Donna Fraser  Great Britain 28 August 2000 Gateshead
35.71 i Quanera Hayes  United States 7 January 2017 Clemson [25]
20 35.73+ Novlene Williams-Mills  Jamaica 29 August 2007 Osaka [26]
35.73 i Gabby Thomas  United States 13 February 2021 Staten Island [27]
22 35.74 Courtney Okolo  United States 23 July 2016 Houston
23 35.78+ Olga Nazarova  Russia 26 September 1988 Seoul [28]
24 35.80 i Abby Steiner  United States 11 December 2021 Louisville [29]
25 35.81 Silke Knoll  Germany 19 May 1990 Olpe

Notes

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 35.81:

References

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