Bolt's Olympic record of 9.63 seconds is an astounding 2.37 seconds faster than the winning time in 1896. U.S. sprinter Thomas Burke won the 1896 race.
To put that gap in perspective, if the two were running head to head, according to
The New York Times
, Burke would finish 19.7 meters behind Bolt.
Bolt won three gold medals at the 2012 Games,