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30m Sprint Test Results

Fitness testing protocols often include a running test of speed, conducted as a maximal sprint over a set distance. The test can be conducted over a range of distances, anywhere from 10 meters up to 60m meters, the time recorded using a stopwatch or by using timing gates. A common distance for the sprint test is the 30 meters speed test. The 30m sprint may also be timed as a split time from a sprint test over a longer distance.

The world record for the 30m sprint is 3.81 seconds by Churandy Martina of the Netherlands. There may be sprinters who could run faster, but the 30m sprint race is not an offical IAAF distance and races are rarely conducted over this distance. The first 30m of Usain bolts 9.69 second 100m run at the 2008 Olympic Games was in 3.78 seconds.

The 30m sprint test is used in the MLS Combine. The best result is 3.81 seconds by Khiry Shelton in 2015. See the best results form the MSL combine.

The 30m sprint test is part of the Quadrathlon power test. Here are some 30m sprint test results from athletes performing that test.

Athlete Sport Time (Seconds)
Michael Bates US sprinter 3.09
Justin Gatlin US sprinter 3.14
Linford Christie UK sprinter 3.18
Trey Hardee US decathlete 3.20
Tom Pappas US decathlete 3.21
Bryan Clay US decathlete 3.21
Tim Mack US pole vault 3.23
Aries Merritt US 110m hurdles 3.28
Abi Ekoku UK,  Discus and Shot put 3.30
Chris Huffins US decathlete 3.34
Lawrence Johnson US pole vault 3.34
Daley Thompson UK decathlete 3.40
Jon Regis UK Olympic sprinter 3.41
Paul Terek US decathlon 3.43
Brian Brophy US decathlon 3.46
Tom Petranoff US javelin 3.56
Mick Hill UK javelin thrower 3.57
Steve Backley UK javelin thower 3.57
Tom Puksyts US javelin thrower 3.68
Randy Barnes US shot put 3.81
Mike Stulce US shot put 3.83
Source: These Quadrathlon results were collected by Bill Webb and posted online.

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