# Your question: How fast do Olympians run 200m?

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The Olympic records for the distance are 19.30 seconds for men, set by Usain Bolt in 2008, and 21.34 seconds set by Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988.

## How fast is a 200m run?

Although you would expect that over a distance of 200m the runner will slow down after achieving top speed somewhere in the first 100m, Usain Bolt’s 200m world record time of 19.19 seconds works out to be an average speed of 10.42, practically the same average speed as for his 100m world record run.

## How fast do Olympic athletes run?

The TOP speed varies very slightly, but generally a speed between 26–27mph is what can be expected from and athlete running 100m In around 10 seconds. The top speed ever recorded in the 100m was by Usain Bolt (not supprisingly) who managed to reach 27.8mph during his 100m wr run of 9.58 seconds.

## Is 27 seconds good for 200m?

It doesn’t require tremendous speed to run a single 200m in 27 seconds – I would have done 8 to 10 in about 27–28 seconds (although with a running start) with about 2 minutes rest, and that was as a middle-distance runner and 3000m (just under 2 miles) steeplechaser.

## Is 25 seconds good for 200m?

You should be able to run 25 seconds in sweats or the first 200m of a 400m race. Personally my 200 meter sprint time is 28 seconds.

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## Is 35 seconds good for 200m?

I normally run 35 or less as a “finishing touch” to a distance workout, and do that maybe 4 times. If you are trying to join a Varsity Track team for the 200m, then yes, that is a very poor time. You can’t place in a Junior High Girls Track and Field meet in a tiny class-A school league with less than a 32 second 200m.

## What is a good 200m time for a 14 year old?

The average time would reflect a race by a middling quality runner. So you would likely see average ability boys at the age of 14 running around the 27–29 sec mark. Girls would be low 30s. Exceptional runners would be capable of running a time ranging from 23 to 25 secs.