It’s not as depressing as you think, whether you are a 10.92 guy like me, or even an 8 year old age-group record holder.
If I was time-transported 100 years back in time, I could seriously give Archie Hahn a run for his money. Maybe even win a gold medal? Of course, it’s not fair to compare the difference since I was exposed to better training, better nutrition, better spikes and synthetic tracks.
This video will make you feel good about yourself, unless you are Usain Bolt.
What if Bolt raced against every other Olympic Gold medalist in the history of the Games since they started in 1896, from Thomas Burke to Justin Gatlin in 2004?
The stunning interactive infographic, created by Kevin Quealy and Graham Roberts, answers these question, and more interesting facts, including other medallists and age group record holders.