With track times improving not only because of drug use but because of faster tracks and better equipment, times do not determine the fastest men very well. In your opinion, who is the fastest white man ever, and why? I'll allow multiple votes if you like two people, but keep it honest please and explain your reasoning. The fastest white man also varies on one's definition of sprinting speed and the race distance that best measures it. The fastest white distance runner is hands down Sebastian Coe.