Who Is the Fastest Female Runner in the World?

Who Is the Fastest Female Runner in the World?

Who Is the Fastest Female Runner in the World?

The fastest person in the world is generally determined by results in the 100-meter race. Based on that, the fastest female runner in the world is either Carmelita Jeter, an American, or Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, a Jamaican.

On one hand, Carmelita Jeter ran a 10.64-second race in 2009, making her the closest woman to the world record (10.49 seconds) since it was set in 1988 by American Florence Griffith-Joyner. On the other hand, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won both the 2008 and the 2012 Olympic 100-meter races, and she has a personal best of 10.70 seconds. Both women have a reasonable claim to being the fastest woman in the world.