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“One Race, Every Medalist Ever”

August 7, 2012

Usain Bolt set an Olympic record in the men’s 100 meter final the other day. (9.63 seconds!)

But did you know that 100 years ago, a sprinter would merely have had to crack 11 seconds to win the 100 meters?

The New York Times has a great graphic/video that shows all 100 meter medalists since 1896 on the same track. As a friend of mine on Facebook said, “I’d be willing to bet this is one of the coolest things you’ll see today.” He’s right. Check it out.

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