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Record's time01:42.00
DateJul 28, 2009
SwimmerPaul Biedermann, Germany
Meet2009 World Championships; Rome, Italy
Avg. speed (m/s)1.96
Avg. time 25m (sec.)12.75
Avg. time 50m (sec.)25.50
Avg. time 100m (sec.)51.00
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Record progression

DateValueSwimmerMeet
Aug 12, 200801:42.96Michael Phelps
United States
2008 Olympic Games
Beijing, China
Mar 27, 200701:43.86Michael Phelps
United States
2007 World Championships
Melbourne, Australia
Jul 25, 200101:44.06Ian Thorpe
Australia
2001 World Championships
Fukuoka, Japan
Mar 27, 200101:44.69Ian Thorpe
Australia
2001 AUS Nationals & World Championship Trials
Hobart, Australia
Sep 17, 200001:45.35Pieter van den Hoogenband
Netherlands
2000 Olympic Games
Sydney, Australia
Sep 18, 200001:45.35Pieter van den Hoogenband
Netherlands
2000 Olympic Games
Sydney, Australia
May 15, 200001:45.51Ian Thorpe
Australia
2000 AUS Olympic Trials
Sydney, Australia
May 14, 200001:45.69Ian Thorpe
Australia
2000 AUS Olympic Trials
Sydney, Australia
Aug 24, 199901:46.00Ian Thorpe
Australia
1999 Pan Pacific Championships
Sydney, Australia
Aug 23, 199901:46.34Ian Thorpe
Australia
1999 Pan Pacific Championships
Sydney, Australia
Mar 23, 199901:46.67Grant Hackett
Australia
1999 Australian Championships
Brisbane, Australia
Aug 15, 198901:46.69Giorgio Lamberti
Italy
1989 European Championships
Bonn, West Germany
Sep 19, 198801:47.25Duncan Armstrong
Australia
1988 Olympic Games
Seoul, South Korea
Jul 29, 198401:47.44Michael Gross
West Germany
1984 Olympic Games
Los Angeles, United States
Jun 8, 198401:47.55Michael Gross
West Germany
1984 FRG Olympic Trials
Munich, West Germany
Aug 22, 198301:47.87Michael Gross
West Germany
1983 European Championships
Rome, Italy
Jun 21, 198301:48.28Michael Gross
West Germany
1983 FRG Nationals & European Championship Trials
Hannover, West Germany
Jul 19, 198201:48.93Rowdy Gaines
United States
1982 USA World Championships Trials
Mission Viejo, United States
Apr 11, 198001:49.16Rowdy Gaines
United States
1980 AAU Senior National Indoor Championships
Austin, United States
Apr 7, 197901:49.83Sergey Kopliakov
Soviet Union
1979 URSvGDR Junior meet
Potsdam, East Germany
Jul 19, 197601:50.29Bruce Furniss
United States
1976 Olympic Games
Montreal, Canada
Aug 21, 197501:50.32Bruce Furniss
United States
1975 AAU Senior National Outdoor Swimming Championships
Kansas City, United States
Jun 18, 197501:50.89Bruce Furniss
United States
1975 USA World Championships Trials
Long Beach, United States
Jun 18, 197501:51.41Bruce Furniss
United States
1975 USA World Championships Trials
Long Beach, United States
Aug 23, 197401:51.66Tim Shaw
United States
1974 AAU Senior National Outdoor Swimming Championships
Concord, United States
Aug 29, 197201:52.78Mark Spitz
United States
1972 Olympic Games
Munich, West Germany
Sep 10, 197101:53.50Mark Spitz
United States
1971 USAvUSSRvGBR Meet (1st leg relay)
Minsk, Soviet Union
Sep 4, 197101:54.20Mark Spitz
United States
1971 USAvGDR Duel
Leipzig, East Germany
Jul 12, 196901:54.30Mark Spitz
United States
1969 Santa Clara International Invitation Swim Meet
Santa Clara, United States
Aug 30, 196801:54.30Don Schollander
United States
1968 USA Olympic Trials
Los Angeles, United States
Aug 30, 196801:54.80Don Schollander
United States
1968 USA Olympic Trials
Los Angeles, United States
Aug 12, 196701:55.70Don Schollander
United States
1967 AAU Championships
Oak Park, United States
Jul 29, 196701:56.00Don Schollander
United States
1967 Pan-American Games
Winnipeg, Canada
Aug 19, 196601:56.20Don Schollander
United States
1966 ?
Lincoln, United States
Jul 29, 196601:57.20Don Schollander
United States
1966 ?
Los Angeles, United States
Aug 1, 196401:57.60Don Schollander
United States
1964 ?
Los Altos, United States
May 24, 196401:58.20Hans-Joachim Klein
West Germany
1964 ?
Dortmund, West Germany
Aug 24, 196301:58.40Don Schollander
United States
1963 ?
Osaka, Japan
Aug 17, 196301:58.50Don Schollander
United States
1963 6th US-Japan swimming and diving meet
Tokyo, Japan
Jul 27, 196301:58.80Don Schollander
United States
1963 5th Annual Los Angeles Invitiational
Los Angeles, United States
Apr 21, 196302:00.30Bob Windle
Australia
1963 ?
Tokyo, Japan
Aug 20, 196102:00.40Tsuyoshi Yamanaka
Japan
1961 Men's National Outdoor Swimming Championships
Los Angeles, United States
Aug 11, 196202:00.40Don Schollander
United States
1962 Men's National Outdoor Swimming Championships
Cuyahoga Falls, United States
Aug 6, 196102:01.10Tsuyoshi Yamanaka
Japan
1961 ?
Tokyo, Japan
Jun 24, 196102:01.20Tsuyoshi Yamanaka
Japan
1961 ?
Osaka, Japan
Mar 8, 195702:01.50Dick Hanley
United States
1957 ?
Minneapolis, United States
Jul 26, 195902:01.50Tsuyoshi Yamanaka
Japan
1959 ?
Osaka, Japan
Jan 16, 195902:02.20John Konrads
Australia
1959 ?
Sydney, Australia
Aug 22, 195802:03.00Tsuyoshi Yamanaka
Japan
1958 ?
Osaka, Japan
May 5, 195802:03.20John Konrads
Australia
1958 ?
Sydney, Australia
Mar 4, 195502:03.40Jack Wardrop
United Kingdom
1955 ?
Columbus, United States
Feb 27, 195402:03.90Ford Konno
United States
1954 ?
Columbus, United States
Mar 31, 195002:04.60John Marshall
Australia
1950 Yale (?)
New Haven, United States
Jan 18, 195802:04.80John Konrads
Australia
1958 ?
Sydney, Australia
Sep 20, 194602:05.40Alex Jany
France
1946 ?
Marseille, France
Feb 12, 194402:06.20Bill Smith
United States
1944 ?
Columbus, United States
Apr 12, 193502:07.20Jack Medica
United States
1935 ?
Chicago, United States
Apr 5, 192702:08.00Johnny Weissmuller
United States
1927 ?
Ann Arbor, United States
Dec 9, 192502:15.20Johnny Weissmuller
United States
1925 ?
McKeesport, United States
May 26, 192202:15.60Johnny Weissmuller
United States
1922 ?
Honolulu, United States
Apr 10, 192002:19.80Tedford Cann
United States
1920 ?
Detroit, United States
Nov 24, 191602:21.60Norman Ross
United States
1916 ?
San Francisco, United States
Mar 28, 191102:25.40Charles Daniels
United States
1911 ?
Pittsburgh, United States
Jun 28, 190802:26.80Zoltán Halmay
Hungary
1908 ?
Budapest, Hungary
Aug 18, 190202:28.60Freddy Lane
Australia
1902 ?
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Sep 9, 191002:30.00Frank Beaurepaire
Australia
1910 ?
Exeter, United Kingdom
Nov 11, 190802:31.60Otto Scheff
Austria
1908 ?
Vienna, Austria
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