Olympics 800 meter run
Are women close to finally beating men in the 800?
Women are getting closer and closer to the men's times for the 800 meter run. We here at Sports Illustrated are interested in finding out when women will surpass men in the 800 meter run.
Men are X's and women are square dots.
Line of best fit
Men are X's and women are square dots. Red line is for men, and blue line is for women.
Red is men, blue is women. At that point, women and men had the same time and after that men had a faster time. (Year 955)
X coordinate represents the year of the Olympics.
Y coordinate represents the time it took to run the 800 meters.
Women were faster than men until the year 955. That year they ran at the same time. From then on, men were faster, and in the future, men will continue to be faster.