Sorry to say that Cynical Christian household favorite Lolo Jones finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles at the Olympics. That’s not terrible; she’s better at what she does than everybody in the world except for three people. How many of us can say that? But it’s not a medal and it’s certainly not what she wanted….
Slate has a post showing how Olympic champions of the past would hold up against today’s best athletes. Spoiler alert: Even after a hundred years of scientific advances in athletic training (and steroids), yesteryear’s Olympians do surprisingly well in some events. The guy from Chariots of Fire only loses to Usain Bolt by a second.