Running 50 meter race

50 meters is a run occasion in olympic style events. It is a generally exceptional non-title occasion for indoor olympic style events, regularly ruled by the best open air 100 meters sprinters. At open air sports rivalries it is utilized as a part of the Special Olympics and an uncommon separation, at any rate for senior competitors. It is a contrasting option to the 60 meters running occasion. The majestic separation for 50 meters is 54.68 yards.

Records and individual bests in the 50 metres are much of the time accomplished in February and March as these dates correspond with the indoor sports season

All-time top 25

Indoor results only
+ = en route to a longer distance
A = affected by altitude

Men

  • Correct as of January 2017.
Rank Time Athlete Nation Date Place
1 5.56 A [B] Donovan Bailey  Canada 9 February 1996 Reno
Maurice Greene  United States 13 February 1999 Los Angeles
3 5.58+ Leonard Scott  United States 26 February 2005 Liévin
4 5.61 Manfred Kokot  East Germany 4 February 1973 Berlin
James Sanford  United States 20 February 1981 San Diego
5.61+ Michael Green  Jamaica 16 February 1997 Liévin
Deji Aliu  Nigeria 21 February 1999 Liévin
Jason Gardener  United Kingdom 16 February 2000 Madrid
Freddy Mayola  Cuba 16 February 2000 Madrid
10 5.62 Emmit King  United States 5 March 1986 Kobe
Andre Cason  United States 15 February 1992 Los Angeles
5.62+ Eric Nkansah  Ghana 21 February 1992 Liévin
Morne Nagel  South Africa 24 February 2002 Liévin
14 5.63 A Henry Neal  United States 10 February 1995 Reno
5.63 Stanley Floyd  United States 20 February 1981 San Diego
Jon Drummond  United States 13 February 1999 Los Angeles
5.63+ Lerone Clarke  Jamaica 24 February 2012 Liévin
18 5.64 Davidson Ezinwa  Nigeria 15 February 1982 Los Angeles
Aleksandr Porkhomovskiy  Russia 4 February 1994 Moscow
Bruny Surin  Canada 27 January 1995 Moscow
Gerald Williams  United States 19 February 2000 Los Angeles
Jeff Laynes  United States 20 January 2001 Los Angeles
Asafa Powell  Jamaica 28 January 2012 New York City
5.64+ Donovan Powell  Jamaica 21 February 1999 Liévin
Leonard Myles-Mills  Ghana 13 February 2000 Liévin
Ato Boldon  Trinidad and Tobago 16 February 2000 Madrid
Tim Harden  United States 16 February 2000 Madrid
  •  Ben Johnson of Canada ran 5.55 at Ottawa, Canada on 31 January 1987, but this time was rescinded after Johnson admitted to using steroids between 1981 and 1988.

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 5.63:

  • Maurice Greene also ran 5.59+ (1999).
  • Michael Green also ran 5.62+ (1997).
  • Donovan Bailey also ran 5.62 (1996).
  • Deji Aliu also ran 5.63+ (1999).
  • Freddy Mayola also ran 5.63+ (2001).

Outdoor best performances

+ = en route to 100m mark

Time Wind (m/s) Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
5.47+ +0.9 Usain Bolt  Jamaica 16 August 2009 Berlin

Women

  • Correct as of January 2017.
Rank Time Athlete Nation Date Place
1 5.96+ Irina Privalova  Russia 9 February 1995 Madrid
2 6.00 Merlene Ottey  Jamaica 4 February 1994 Moscow
3 6.02+ Gail Devers  United States 21 February 1999 Liévin
4 6.04+ Chioma Ajunwa  Nigeria 22 February 1998 Liévin
5 6.05+ Savatheda Fynes  Bahamas 13 February 2000 Liévin
Philomena Mensah  Canada 13 February 2000 Liévin
7 6.07 A Gwen Torrence  United States 9 February 1996 Reno
8 6.08+ Christy Opara-Thompson  Nigeria 16 February 1997 Liévin
6.08 Veronica Campbell-Brown  Jamaica 28 January 2012 New York City
10 6.09 Zhanna Block  Ukraine 2 February 1993 Moscow
11 6.11 Marita Koch  German Democratic Republic 2 February 1980 Grenoble
6.11+ Liliana Allen  Mexico 13 February 2000 Liévin
Christine Arron  France 26 February 2006 Aubière
14 6.12 Marlies Göhr  German Democratic Republic 2 February 1980 Grenoble
Silke Möller  German Democratic Republic 19 February 1988 Berlin
Anelia Nuneva Bulgaria 27 January 1995 Moscow
17 6.13 Jeanette Bolden  United States 21 February 1981 Edmonton
Michelle Finn-Burrell  United States 15 February 1992 Los Angeles
Natalya Merzlyakova  Russia 4 February 1994 Moscow
Ekaterina Grigorieva  Russia 4 February 1994 Moscow
6.13+ Mercy Nku  Nigeria 25 February 2001 Liévin
22 6.14+ Frédérique Bangué  France 16 February 1997 Liévin
Petya Pendareva  Bulgaria 21 February 1999 Liévin
Muriel Hurtis  France 23 February 2003 Liévin
LaVerne Jones-Ferrette  US Virgin Islands 24 February 2012 Liévin

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 6.11:

  • Irina Privalova also ran 6.01 (1994), 6.03 (1994), 6.04 (1993), 6.05+ (1993, 1997), 6.07 (1994), 6.08 (1994), 6.08+ (1997), 6.09 (1994), 6.11+ (1996).
  • Gail Devers also ran 6.03 (1999), 6.10 (1993).
  • Merlene Ottey also ran 6.06+ (1999), 6.08+ (1999), 6.11+ (1996).
  • Savatheda Fynes also ran 6.07+ (1999).
  • Philomena Mensah also ran 6.07+ (1999).
  • Christy Opara-Thompson also ran 6.11+ (1997).
Outdoor best performances

+ = en route to 100m mark

Time Wind (m/s) Athlete Nation Date Place
5.93+ −0.1 Marion Jones  United States 22 August 1999 Seville