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.
|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|
- Procedure for Sprint/Speed Testing
- Protocols for the 30 meters speed test
- About the Quadrathlon power test
- All about timing gates
- Other fitness test results
- More Sprint Test Results
- World Records for Speed tests
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