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Anonymous asked in SportsOther - Sports · 1 decade ago

Who is the fastest person in the world today?

17 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    The title of the world's fastest human goes to the 100 meter champion.

    The record holder for that event is Asafa Powell.

  • 1 decade ago

    Justin Gatlin sports the bling around his neck these days - gold, silver and bronze.

    At this year's Olympic summer games in Athens, the track and field star earned a gold in the 100 meter sprint with a personal best of 9.85 seconds, a silver in the 4 X 100 meter relay, and a bronze in the 200 meter run.

    Since his triple-medal sweep, the 22-year-old Brooklyn native went on a worldwide month-long promotional track-and-field tour. He's been on "The View" TV show, made a red carpet appearance at the Emmy awards, and even tossed the first pitch at a Yankees game.

    Gatlin recalled his interview on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno. He was a bit nervous at first, but he saw how relaxed fellow guest Ellen DeGeneres was before she came on and quickly felt at ease.

    "I guess I'm blessed. I'm trying to take it all in right now," he said.

    Gatlin turned pro in 2003, after spending the previous two years at the University of Tennessee. While at UT, he learned the ropes from friends including Dwayne Bell, and earned a string of wins and accolades.

    He led the UT to a NCAA title by winning the 100 and 200 meter dashes, becoming the first person to win both events since 1976; won five NCAA titles by the end of his sophomore season; was named the Southeastern Conference Track Freshman of the Year for both indoors and outdoors; and was awarded Outdoor Athlete of the Year honors in the South Region by the U.S. Track Coaches Association, according to Last year, he transferred to Saint Augustine's College in Raleigh, N.C.

  • Ian M
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Take your pick from Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin or Michael Collins. On route to the moon they reached speeds of almost 25000 mph and survived unharmed.

    Makes Olympic sprinters look like snails.

    Ian M

  • 1 decade ago

    depends,,,whats he doing? 1 hour ago it was the guy in front of me driving home,,if I could have passed him,it would have been me being the fastest person!

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  • 1 decade ago

    In terms of Olymipic Trak times Michael Johnson would be. He has the record in 200m of 9.66

  • 1 decade ago

    Devin Hester...

  • <3
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    YOU. don't eat too much this holiday season! you might not even be able to find clothes for yourself!

    <3 (good luck losing weight! it makes a great new years resolution!)

  • 1 decade ago

    Jamie Lynn Spears.... She moves pretty fast... LOL!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    steve jobs. in terms of making innovations and making a lot of money!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    paris hilton

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