Usain Bolt: How Does He Compare To Past Olympic Champions, Jesse Owens and Carl Lewis

  • Olympics
  • Jeremy Repanich
  • August 3, 2012, 6:57 PM

Tom Burke of the United States won the 100 meters at the first modern Olympics in 1896. But his time of 12 seconds wouldn't win a high school state championship today. In fact, in the time it took Burke to finish, Bolt could run about 129 meters. Here's how far Bolt could run in the time it took other notable Olympic champions-- like Jesse Owens and Carl Lewis--to finish the 100.

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