Greatest Athletes of All Time

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201 Marshawn Lynch Marshawn Lynch Marshawn Terrell Lynch is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks.

Should be picking cotton

He's a beuty but sucks now

HE SHOULD BE NUMBER#1

Love HIM!

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202 James J. Braddock

Demonstrates every aspect of the American dream. He was a man of tenacity, ability, integrity, and hard work. He cared for his family, and his drive to compete was out of interest for his family.

203 Reinhold Messner

First man to climb all 14 of the world's 8,000+ meter peaks. First man to both summit Everest solo, and without oxygen. Third person to climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. Crossed Greenland, Antarctica, the Gobi desert, and skied to the North Pole. Climbed his first mountain at age 4. Since rock-climbing is the second most athletic sport according to ESPN, Messner takes the cake.

he should be number one...no one else could even come close to his feats...he is a living siper hero

204 Martin 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.

205 Lennox Lewis

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

206 Lee 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

He is the best badminton player forever

207 Alfredo Di Stéfano
208 Milkha Singh

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

He diserving 50 ranking

209 Allyson Felix

For me, the absolute best athlete, by far. She impresses me in every way possible.

210 Almaz Ayana

She is the current best female medium and long distance track runner in the world. I hope that she will continue to retain this position for the next 10 years, provided that she maintains her focus, hard work and commitment to it.

211 Felix Trinidad

one word... hmmm maybe "IDOL" - Emery

212 Johnny Unitas Johnny Unitas John Constantine Unitas, nicknamed "Johnny U", or "The Golden Arm", was an American professional football player from the 1950s through the 1970s.

The last of the great on the field play callers. Had better accuracy with the deep ball than any other QB. And you don't see many quarterbacks tough enough to play through a game with knocked out teeth and a bloodied face.

Greatest quarterback to walk the face of the earth!

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213 Tracy Mcgrady Tracy Mcgrady Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr. is an American retired professional basketball player who is best known for his career in the National Basketball Association, where he played as both a shooting guard and small forward.

was at par with kobe when he was not injured.. great tracy!

best small foward/guard in the game

214 Clyde Drexler Clyde Drexler
215 Kyle Lowry Kyle Lowry Kyle Lowry is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association.
216 Brett Piercey
217 Kelly Jennings
218 Heather 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!

If you can be ...more

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.

G.O.A.T. Bar none! That includes yanks.

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219 Steve 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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220 Ferenc Puskas Ferenc Puskas Ferenc Puskás was a Hungarian footballer and manager, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.

Ferenc Puskás was a Hungarian footballer and manager, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He scored 84 goals in 85 international matches for Hungary, and 514 goals in 529 matches in the Hungarian and Spanish leagues. He became Olympic champion in 1952 and was a World Cup finalist in 1954. He won three European Cups (1959, 1960, 1966), 10 national championships (5 Hungarian & 5 Spanish Primera División) and 8 top individual scoring honors. His biggest record is scoring 4 goals on an European club cup final.

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