Just how fast was Usain Bolt’s record setting 100-meter sprint in this year’s Olympics?
This infographic from the New York Times compares winners in the 100-meter dash from 2012 through 1896. It’s amazing how much faster we’ve become over the last 100 years or so. The Times credits improvements in nutrition, footwear and track material.
I can’t help but wonder if we’re approaching the limit in human capability, or if numbers will continue to improve in the coming century.
Via Daring Fireball