August 28, 2021

A Chart of Olympic 400m Hurdles Finals Since 1948

Another Olympic event that was fascinating this year was the 400m Hurdles — both the Men and Women races had some very impressive world record times!

TOOLS

Numbers app, Illustrator, After Effects, Google/Wikipedia

SOURCES

Olympic finals results:

World Leading Times and World Records — I was unable to find the world leading times for the 1955 & 1958 seasons:

Edwin Moses:


August 11, 2021

A Chart of Men's Olympic 800m Finals Since 1948

I was fascinated by the relatively slow times in the men’s 800m final this Olympics, and went down a rabbit hole looking through the history of the men’s 800m. Then I figured I might as well put my graphic designer knowledge to good use and share my findings!

Of the Olympics finals since 1948, the 800m final in 2000 had the most comparable result to the 2020 final — both had relatively slow winning times and very narrow range of times (less than 1.5 seconds difference between the first and last place runners):

  • Tokyo 2020 fastest/slowest times: 1:45.06 – 1:46.53
  • Difference of 1.47 seconds between 1st & last (9 runners)
  • The average of the Olympic final times is 2.92 seconds slower than the world leading time for the year
  • Sydney 2000 fastest/slowest times: 1:45.08 – 1:46.24
  • Difference of 1.16 seconds between 1st & last (8 runners, including one disqualified runner who finished around 1:45.60)
  • The average of the Olympic final times is 2.35 seconds slower than the world leading time for the year

TOOLS

Numbers app, Illustrator, Google/Wikipedia

SOURCES

Olympic finals results:

World Leading Times and World Records — I was unable to find a few of the world leading times in years prior to 1966:

August 7, 2021

Pixel Fun

Hey, what d'you know, in a world full of super-accessible social media, Patreons, and too many streaming services to keep track of, Google Blogger somehow still exists, for god-knows what demographic. And I'm back here as bored and insane as ever!

I've been playing with some pixels because sometimes simple is what we need. Sometimes simple is comfort. And in a world of constant chaos, uncertainty, and unrest, one thing still holds very true — people are suckers for nostalgia:

August 13, 2016

January 17, 2016

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I may have been so preoccupied with whether or not I could that I didn't stop to think if I should.