Olympics: Comparing 100-meter winners

Updated. Just a bunch of one-trick ponies, I guess.

The New York Times followed up its comparison of swimming winners¬†with an equally fascinating visualization of every 100-meter dash winner in Olympic history, in one race, led by Usain Bolt’s Olympic-record-setting run on Sunday.

Beneath the video, the graphic charts the years, times and country of every past 100 winner.

It should be noted that there’s a degree of fun in both of those graphics, as they of course can’t account for conditions and presume a consistent pace through the race, but it’s certainly fun to imagine nonetheless.

UPDATE. Wayne Kamidoi sends along the corresponding print package.

More recent pages from the NYT.

Gabby Douglas’ gold medal performance.

Michael Phelps’ career-capper.

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About Josh Crutchmer

is design and graphics editor at The Plain Dealer.

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