data show the splits every 10 meters for the top four finishers
in the mens 100-m track final in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South
Korea. Times are in seconds and hundredths, distance in meters.
The times at distance "0" are the "reaction times"
from the data we found on the web. We think they're the time from
the gun until the runners started moving forwards. Or something
This race is particularly notorious because Ben Johnson was originally
awarded the gold, but was later disqualified.
Questions: roughly, how fast are the runners going? How fast is
that in miles per hour? Do they accelerate through the entire race?
(found by Bryan Cooley, Oct 2002)
additional data: Wind: +1.10 m/s