Greatest Runners of All Time

This means any distance from the shortest sprint to the longest ultramarathon. The title does not say the fastest. I am referring to the runner who did their job well but inspired groups while doing it.

The Top TenXW

1Steve Prefontaine

Style, grace and a true grit to overcome.. '

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2Emil Zatopek
3Jesse Owens
4Frank Shorter
5Mary Slaney
6Mo Farah
7Paavo Nermi
8Roger Bannister
9Bill Dellinger
10Alberto Salazar

The Contenders

11Galen Rupp
12Usain BoltUsain St. Leo Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter. Regarded as the fastest person ever timed, he is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time measurements became mandatory in 1977. Along with his teammates, he also set the world record in the 4×100 metres more.

HE broke a RECORD how is he not 1st he is the fastest person in the world.

Top is dum usain bolt is first

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13Allyson Felix
14Haile Gebrselassie

Can't believe he isn't even on the list. Haile G is the greatest runner of all time. He broke 61 Ethiopian National Records ranging from 800 meters to the marathon and set 27 world records over the course of his long career in cross country, indoor track, outdoors, and road racing. His form, style, guts, and kick are all both unique as they are legendary. He also gives back to his people, owns several successful businesses, speaks fantastic English, and plans to serve in his government to further spread his care for others. All-around stand-up guy. My hero & inspiration

15Sonya Richards-Ross
16Ryan Hall
17Lasse Viren
18Benjamin Foster
19Kenny Moore
20Carl Lewis
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Top Remixes

1. Emil Zatopek
2. Steve Prefontaine
3. Jesse Owens
1. Roger Bannister
2. Frank Shorter
3. Alberto Salazar



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