Race of the Ages
A delightful animated visualization from the New York Times places every gold medal winner in Olympic history in the men’s 100 meter sprint on the same track to compare how they would have done against each other.
Usain Bolt still wins. What’s remarkable is that Carl Lewis, the last man to successfully defend his 100 meter crown, wouldn’t even come close to medaling, and Tom Burke, the 1896 winner, would be a full 60 feet behind with his winning run of 12 seconds. 
Image: Screenshot of All the Medalists: Men’s 100-Meter Sprint, via the New York Times.

Race of the Ages

A delightful animated visualization from the New York Times places every gold medal winner in Olympic history in the men’s 100 meter sprint on the same track to compare how they would have done against each other.

Usain Bolt still wins. What’s remarkable is that Carl Lewis, the last man to successfully defend his 100 meter crown, wouldn’t even come close to medaling, and Tom Burke, the 1896 winner, would be a full 60 feet behind with his winning run of 12 seconds. 

Image: Screenshot of All the Medalists: Men’s 100-Meter Sprint, via the New York Times.

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