Watch Usain Bolt Blow Away the Field in Our Stick-Figure Re-Enactment of the Men’s 100-Meter Final

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Aug. 5 2012 6:05 PM

Bolt Is Back

Watch the world’s fastest man blow away the field in Slate’s interactive, stick-figure re-enactment of the men’s 100-meter dash.

Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the men'’s 100-meter final.

Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images.

On Sunday night, Usain Bolt destroyed the best 100-meter field in history, streaking to gold in an Olympic-record time of 9.63 seconds. If you missed the Jamaican’s amazing run, you can watch it here on Slate, where we’ve created an instant replay using our patented stick-figure interactive technology. Click “Start” below to watch how the race played out, and check out our replay of the women’s 100-meter final as well. Want to see more? Check out our simulations of how modern Olympic heroes would do against stars from earlier eras in the 100-meter dash, swimming’s 100-meter freestyle, the long jump, and the discus.

Men's 100-meter dash

Start!
Again!
Richard Thompson (Trinidad and Tobago), 2012

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7

9.98

Asafa Powell (Jamaica), 2012

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8

11.99

Tyson Gay (USA), 2012

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4

9.80

Yohan Blake (Jamaica), 2012

#

2

9.75

Justin Gatlin (USA), 2012

#

3

9.79

Usain Bolt (Jamaica), 2012

#

1

9.63

Ryan Bailey (USA), 2012

#

5

9.88

Churandy Martina (Netherlands), 2012

#

6

9.94

Women's 100-meter dash

Start!
Again!
Kelly-Ann Baptiste (Trinidad and Tobago), 2012

#

6

10.94

Murielle Ahoure (Ivory Coast), 2012

#

7

11.00

Veronica Campbell-Brown (Jamaica), 2012

#

3

10.81

Carmelita Jeter (USA), 2012

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2

10.78

Blessing Okagbare (Nigeria), 2012

#

8

11.01

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica), 2012

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1

10.75

Allyson Felix (USA), 2012

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5

10.89

Tianna Madison (USA), 2012

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4

10.85

Read the rest of Slate’s coverage of the London Olympics.

Chris Kirk is Slate's interactives editor. Follow him on Twitter.

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