The 200m event is often billed as starring the world's fastest men and women. It is not just about pure speed; athletes have to consider how to take the bend before hitting the home straight. Who will join Olympic gold medalists like Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Usain Bolt, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Florence Griffith Joyner and Veronica Campbell-Brown?

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200 Metres. How it works. Runners race for 100m around a bend and 100m down the home straight. They start from blocks and run in lanes. Find lists of the world's best runners (all-time and current). The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is the international governing body for the sport of athletics.

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