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One Race, Every Medalist Ever
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The New York Times have produced an interesting set of videos, comparing the Olympians of today to the Olympians of all previous modern day Olympics! Comparing: swimming, long-jump and 100m sprint, it's fascinating to see how the ability of the athletes of each sport has progressed in the 116 years that the modern Olympics has been running for. While the Olympic long-jump record has been held since 1968, unsurprisingly, the swimming and the 100m sprint speeds have been steadily improving year after year, point in case with Bolt's recent 9.63s 100m record! While the winners of the first modern Olympic Game's 100m sprint would now be around 65 feet behind Bolt, the differences in speed are only 3 seconds! Watch the videos to find out more at the following links: