Greatest Athletes of All Time

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201Cal Ripken

He played in more games consecutively than any of us can count. now tell me thats not athletic

This is guy is my hero in almsot every way. Way to go, you had an awesome career even without the highest-paying teams. You rock! - Baltimore1993

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202Martin Strel

he's a machine. I laugh at some people who think they know football(soccer) ronaldinho the best you make me laugh and freddy adu wouldn't make the top 100000 - sss866

You tell me someone who has more mental and physical strength not to mention fearlessness and I'd be very impressed.

He swam the length of the Danube, the Mississippi, the Yangtze, and the Amazon, breaking the Guinness record for longest swim each time. No one else has accomplished anything close to this.

203Lennox Lewis

He's big, he's black and he's bad. So whos better, Muhammad ali, no way.

204Kelly Jennings
205Steve Prefontaine

How the hell did we forget PRE? The greatest athlete of all time never says the best performing a their sport in the title. To me it means the most inspirational. Pre was the greatest runner in America and I truely believe that not a single runner since has inspired a nation like he did. Not only runners were inspired by him, but an entire nation from football and basketball jocks to waitresses and rocket science nerds. No one since has touched a nation to the extremity that he did. It is unfortunate he died before Montreal. - themusicking101

He set every American record from the 2,000 to 10,000 meter runs. Lets see Michael Jordan even RUN 3 miles. -

Most interesting and inspirational person to ever live. Truly my biggest inspiration in sports history. Watch Without Limits and you'll see why. GO PRE

Best runner ever

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206Brock LesnarBrock Edward Lesnar is an American professional wrestler and former amateur wrestler, professional American football player, and mixed martial artist who is currently signed to WWE.

He has lost only once in his career and that was his first match after that he dominated he is agile fast strong you just can't beat him.

The guy is a monster, he is 6' 3" and weighs 280-300 pounds he has incredible strength and extraordanary speed and agility for a guy his size, if you don't believe me search him up. I don't see how people like Larry bird is in front of him. He is a former ufc champion.

C'mon, the guy is 6'3, 260 pounds of a man Yet he still moves like a 160 pounder. Best pure Athleticism in the world! - Obelisk94

He is ugly and fat.

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207Farhad Majidi

He is the best player of Asia. He is very very very nice man

I LOVE him. He is the best soccer player.

He is the best player of Iran & Asia he is make4444444

208Milkha Singh

You idiots, vote for this guy, he IS the greatest of all time. At least top ten

209Clyde Drexler
210Kyle LowryKyle Lowry is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association.
211Joseph Addai

Only rookie to get 1000+ yards (didn't even start the whole season) of the 06-07 season. And to top it off won a Super Bowl. Yeah reggie bush is amazing. But Addai is good.

Joseph Addai is a combination of Jim Brown and Walter Payton.

212Frank Fredericks

Frank Fredericks is way too underrated. He is the coolest man ever!

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214Maurice Greene

Best personality ever and also the greatest athlete ever!

215Zlatan IbrahimovicZlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish professional footballer who plays for an English club Manchester United and the Sweden national team for which he is captain.

When ZLATAN was a child his parents slept in his bed when they were scared

It's so weird that his parents slept in his bed when they were scared.

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216Heather McKay

For me its between Heather McKay and Don Bradman. Undefeated between 1963 and 1979

Consider the scores in the Finals of the British Open - Squash's world championship:

Winner 1962 9"6, 9"5, 9"4
Winner 1963 9"4, 9"2, 9"6
Winner 1964 9"2, 9"2, 9"1
Winner 1965 9"0, 9"1, 9"2
Winner 1966 9"0, 9"0, 10"8
Winner 1967 9"1, 10"8, 9"6
Winner 1968 9"0, 9"0, 9"0
Winner 1969 9"2, 9"0, 9"0
Winner 1970 9"1, 9"1, 9"0
Winner 1971 9"0, 9"3, 9"1
Winner 1972 9"1, 9"1, 9"2
Winner 1973 9"1, 9"0, 9"1
Winner 1974 9"2, 9"1, 9"2
Winner 1975 9"3, 9"1, 9"5
Winner 1976 9"2, 9"4, 9"2
Winner 1977 9"3, 9"1, 9"2

16 consecutive work titles without dropping a set once in the finals!

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Simply the greatest of them all, along with the Don. The stats don't lie. I couldn't agree more with the comment that it's between Heather and the Don. It's not because I'm Australia, it's simply because, as I said, the stats don't lie. Statistical analyses have shown that even greats like Pele and Michael Jordan just don't come close. Of course, Walter Lindrum needs to be analyzed too.

Complete domination of Women's Squash, undefeated for 19 years at the highest level. Also a racquetball chammpion.

217Darren Lockyer

In the NRL, none compare. In other sports, few come close.
Comparing the dedication to the sport, to the fans, to the development - none come close. There's the humility, the longevity, great role model. Everything rolled up into one guy. Definitely the world's greatest athlete - if rugby league were a world sport, everyone would agree.

NRL. Not the most popular sport in US but in Australia... EVERYONE knows Lockyer is the greatest NRL player to ever play 'the' game! #1 Fullback #5/8th Most games/wins in Team, State and National. GO LOCKY! - evergrey123

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218Taufik Hidayat

During his prime, he's unbeatable.
The backhand smash is just legendary!

219Lee Chong Wei

Currently the world number 1 badminton player. His ability to do wonders with racket ans shuttle is amazing. Not only that, his infinite energy and never-give up attitude is admirable.

By far one of the best athletes the world of badminton singles has ever had
No one has as good racket skills and such a good selection of shots. By far the best

220Jahangir Khan

During his career he won the World Open six times and the British Open a record ten times. From 1981 to 1986, he was unbeaten in competitive play. During that time he won 555 games consecutively, the longest winning streak by any athlete in top-level professional sports as recorded by Guinness World Records.

In 1982, Jahangir win the International Squash Players Association Championship without losing a single point. he holds the longest winning streak by any player in any sport. he should be right on the top.

His records speaks for himself. Squash is incomplete without Jahangir Khan

He should be on top best winning athlete of all time

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