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Let's put Usain Bolt's ability into historical context

Updated: April 9, 2010, 11:59 AM ET
By Vince Thomas

In this month's issue of Esquire magazine, there's a great read on the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt. What made the piece so fascinating and enlightening was this paragraph:

"Ethan Siegel, a theoretical astrophysicist at Lewis & Clark College, recently charted a graph to demonstrate that, judging by the incremental progression of the 100-meter world record over the past hundred years, Bolt appears to be operating at a level approximately thirty years beyond that of the ...

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