Great video put together here by The New York Times. It’s pretty fascinating how far the human athlete has developed in such a short period of time. The whole thing is definitely worth a watch, but my favorite part is the comparison of modern day 8 year-olds to 1896 Olympians.
From the video: “America’s fastest 8 year-old did the 100 meter dash in 13.46 seconds, which would have put him less than a second off third place in 1896.”
- [via The New York Times]