My best time was 11.9 seconds. The 100-meter-dash winner in the 1896 Olympics was Thomas Burke, who won with a time of 12 seconds flat.

Thomas Burke, a/k/a Slowpoke
Thomas Burke, a/k/a Chump

He was also a lawyer, but I bet I’m a better lawyer than he was, too. I bet he did all his legal research in a library. With actual books.

(The New York Times put together an awesome video showing every 100-meter gold-medalist in Olympic history. The bottom line: Usain Bolt is insanely fast for a human.)

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Sam Glover is a lawyer and the founder and Editor in Chief of Lawyerist.com. He also works with lawyers on motion practice and appeals, and is President of the board of directors of HOME Line, a nonprofit Minnesota tenant advocacy organization.

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