“One Race, Every Medalist Ever”

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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