3 seconds between Usain Bolt and 1896's gold medalist, and… today's 8 year olds who would have earned bronze in 1896, worth a look (2:46).
Oh and the same representation is available in other sports, such as swimming: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/08/01/sports/olympics/racing-against-history.html
One Race, Every Medalist Ever
Usain Bolt’s 9.63 set an Olympic record in the 100. So how far ahead of every Olympic medalist is he?
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