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Usain Bolt Goes Up Against 116 Years Of Olympic Sprinters In One Race

The Olympic sprinter is pegged against all former winners in an interactive graphic.

Yi Chen
Yi Chen on August 8, 2012. @yiiee
PSFK Coverage Of The 2012 LondonOlympics

The New York Times has created an interactive graphic that puts all the gold Olympic medalists from the 100-meter sprint side-by-side. The chart is assembled by calculating the average speed of the runners and plotting them against Usain Bolt. Bolt recently broke an Olympic-record for the 100-meter sprint, crossing the finishing line at just 9.63 seconds. This achievement has surpassed notable legendary athletes like Carl Lewis, Jim Hines, Jesse Owens, and Archie Hahn.

If Bolt was to race against the previous winners, he would finish first, followed by Yohan Blake (9.75 seconds) for silver, and Justin Gatlin (9.79 seconds) for bronze. What’s also interesting to note, is that over half of the gold medalists since 1896 are from the U.S. Check out the digital media here.

New York Times

 

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