A sprint race over 100 metres.
The 100 metres, or 100-metre dash, is a sprint race in track and field competitions. The shortest common outdoor running distance, it is one of the most popular and prestigious events in the sport of athletics. It has been contested at the Summer Olympics since 1896. The reigning 100 m Olympic champion is often named "the fastest man/woman in the world". On an outdoor 400 metres running track, the 100 m is run on the home straight, with the start usually being set on an extension to make it a straight-line race. Runners begin in the starting blocks and the race begins when an official fires the starter's pistol. Sprinters typically reach top speed after somewhere between 50–60 m. Their speed then slows towards the finish line. The 10-second barrier has historically been a barometer of fast men's performances, while the best female sprinters take eleven seconds or less to complete the race. The current men's world record is 9.58 seconds, set by Jamaica's Usain Bolt, while the women's world record of 10.49 seconds set by American Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988 remains unbroken. The 100 m emerged from the metrication of the 100 yards, a now defunct distance originally contested in English-speaking countries. The event is largely held outdoors as few indoor facilities have a 100 m straight.
The numerical value of 100 metres in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of 100 metres in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I saw Eduardo in the rear mirror and I stopped, instead of walking towards me he climbed in the AG2r car. They did 100 metres so that's the rules, he's out of the race.
We have to dig wells 100 metres deep now if we want to have drinking water, the problem is that after mining, it is cheaper for the company to just dump the water into the river Warta from where it goes into the Baltic Sea instead of cleaning it up and pouring it [back] into our lakes.
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