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Old 08-08-2012, 03:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just how fast is Bolt?

One Race, Every Medalist Ever - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com

A nice little pc by NYT. Shows you the distance Bolt would have beaten the first Olympic champion by and how he stacks up to the others.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Very cool.

Thanks for sharing
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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they forgot to mention that bolt was slowing down on purpose to showboat toward the end of his beijing race, so we STILL don't know how fast he REALLY is!
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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So in like 100 years 8 year olds will be as fast as Bolt?

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Old 08-09-2012, 01:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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At the end, why does his trivialize humans being faster by only 3 seconds? That's 25% faster. That's a lot.

I wonder what age range is optimal for running events? In gymnastics, at least for women's, it seems like 12-14 is best.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Good question. I think too it depends on the event within track. I want to say that the distance runners are on average older than the sprinters. By distance I mean 400m and up.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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At the end, why does his trivialize humans being faster by only 3 seconds? That's 25% faster. That's a lot.

I wonder what age range is optimal for running events? In gymnastics, at least for women's, it seems like 12-14 is best.
But, those are girls.
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:30 AM   #9 (permalink)
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That is an interesting perspective. Back in the day people probably couldn't fathom how fast runners would become. In 100 years, Usain will be outrun by eight year olds.
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