The 1997 world's fastest (and second all-time fastest) 200M, by Ato Boldon, has been added to the table. If the argument that "Of course Johnson's time is faster..because he is running longer...
and has more time at speed as opposed to accelerating.." is valid, then one would think that some other runner should have been able to do what Johnson did at the 200M.
On June 1st, Michael Johnson raced Donovan Bailey at Toronto's Skydome in a 150-metre "race".
Michael Johnson pulled up with an injury and did not finish. Bailey completed the 150M in a time of 14.99.
To tie or beat Michael Johnson's current FASTEST man status (based on metres per second for a recognized
race distance) Bailey would have had to run the 150-metres in 14.49 seconds or faster.
Linford Christie of Britain ran a wind-aided 14.74 for 150M in 1995. The recognized fastest 150M is 14.8 by Italy's
Pietro Mennea in 1983.