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One Race, Every Medalist Ever - Interactive Graphic

One Race, Every Medalist Ever - Interactive Graphic
Sources: "The Complete Book of the Olympics" by David Wallechinsky and Jaime Loucky, International Olympic Committee; Amateur Athletic Assocation; Photographs: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times, Getty Images, International Olympic Committee By KEVIN QUEALY and GRAHAM ROBERTS Usain Bolt vs. 116 years of Olympic sprinters Based on the athletes’ average speeds, if every Olympic medalist raced each other, Usain Bolt (the London version) would win, with a wide distribution of Olympians behind him. Below, where each sprinter would be when Bolt finishes his race.

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