Every country's fastest man in one race

Every country's fastest man in one race

By Gurman Bhatia

August 14th, 2016

We plotted every country’s national record in the 100-metre dash. Hit “start the race” to find out where each country’s fastest sprinter is when Usain Bolt — the fastest man ever — reaches the finish line.
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Reporting by Gurman Bhatia, Piyush Aggarwal, Harry Stevens and Anand Katakam. Lead illustration by Anand Katakam.

Notes: Visualized above are the national 100m records for 206 countries for which we could find national record times ratified by the International Association of Athletics Federations. To calculate the position of every runner, the average speed is used.

Data source: International Association of Athletics Federations and various regional athletic organisations.

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