Male Olympic sprinters are the fastest men ever to live. And we know that there are a lot of glory and fame to be obtained from winning a medal in the Olympic sprint events. But sprinting is not just an exciting and popular sport. It is also a very powerful form of exercise that can help the people who do it on a consistent basis get and maintain a lean and muscular physique.
The benefits sprinting have on the body include fat loss and muscle building which are the two key factors necessary to sculpt a lean, muscular and ripped body. Sprinters also train with weights and eat healthy as part of their regime, so they are definitely the type of men that’ll have fit and healthy bodies.
So with that in mind, we have decided to create a list of photos of the top male Olympic sprinters of all time who are known to possess great physiques.
Which ones have the best bodies? We do not have an answer for this question because most athletes who participated in the Olympic sprints in every era were in great shape. Therefore, you have to judge for yourself by looking at the photos below.
1. Yohan Blake
Yohan Blake is a silver medal winner in the 2012 Olympic Games in London in the 100 meter and 200 m races for the Jamaican team. He ranked as the second fastest man ever in both 100 metres and 200 metres. He is tied with Tyson Gay at 100 metres with as second fastest ever after Usain Bolt.
2. Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt is a nine-time Olympic gold medalist, holds the record for the fastest time a human being ever ran and is a strong contender for the greatest Olympian of all time title.
3. Tyson Gay
Tyson Gay holds a 100 metres personal best of 9.69 seconds which is the American record and makes him tied with Yohan Blake for second fastest athlete ever, after Usain Bolt.
4. Asafa Powell
Asafa Powell held the 100 metres world record between June 2005 and May 2008, with times of 9.77 and 9.74 seconds.
5. Justin Gatlin
Justin Gatlin is an Olympic gold medalist in the 100-meter dash. His 100 m personal best is 9.74 seconds.
6. Shawn Crawford
Shawn Crawford won gold at the 2004 Summer Olympics and silver at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 200 meters.
7. Maurice Greene
During the height of his career (1997–2004) Maurice Greene won four Olympic medals and was a five-time World Champion.
8. Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson won four Olympic gold medals.
9. Donovan Bailey
Donovan Bailey once held the world record for the 100 metres race following his gold medal performance in the 1996 Olympic Games.
10. Alto Bolden
Alto Bolden is a four-time Olympic medal winner.
11. Carl Lewis
Carl Lewis won 10 Olympic medals, including nine gold.
12. Ben Johnson
Ben Johnson won two Olympic bronze medals and an Olympic gold medal in the 100 meters, which was later rescinded for doping.
13. Linford Christie
Linford Christie is the only British man to have won gold medals in the 100 metres at all four major competitions open to British athletes: the Olympic Games, the World Championships, the European Championships and the Commonwealth Games.
14. Bruny Surin
Bruny Surin is winner of a gold medal in the 4×100 metres relay at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
So as you can see all these top male Olympic sprinters of all time all have or had great physiques. And it’s no doubt that sprint training is a big factor in why these men are so lean, muscular and ripped.