by Jennifer

Usain Bolt vs The History of Olympic Sprinting Medalists (Video)

Usain Bolt vs Olympic History of Sprinters

Last night, the New York Times website published an excellent piece comparing last night’s gold medal winning sprint from Usain Bolt with every Olympian medalist since the Games began 116 years ago.

The video is really well made, and contains several amazing facts, including the snippet that today’s fastest American 8 year old sprinter would have been just one second away from the Bronze medal in 1896.

View the video here