Greatest Runners of All Time

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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 Ten

1 Steve Prefontaine

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

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2 Emil Zatopek
3 Jesse Owens Jesse Owens
4 Frank Shorter
5 Paavo Nurmi
6 Mary Slaney
7 Mo Farah
8 Roger Bannister
9 Usain Bolt Usain Bolt Usain 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 ...read more.

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

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Because his a dick yeaaahh

10 Alberto Salazar

The Newcomers

? Eliud Kipchoge Eliud Kipchoge
? Hannes Kolehmainen

The Contenders

11 Bill Dellinger
12 Galen Rupp
13 Haile 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

14 Allyson Felix
15 Sonya Richards-Ross
16 Ryan Hall
17 Carl Lewis Carl Lewis
18 Sebastian Coe
19 Lasse Viren

Four gold olympic medals at 5 and 10 km.

20 Benjamin Foster
21 Kenny Moore
22 Otis Davis
23 Steve Ovett
24 Steve Cram
25 Meb Keflezighi
26 Sammy Wanjiru

While Wanjiru had a short career it was incredible. I have never seen a runner who could break a field down like Wanjiru. His form was near perfect and his toughness was unsurpassed. In short the man was a beast on the roads and had he lived there would be no debate.

27 David Rudisha
28 Kevin Hayes

Ya boi

29 Kenenisa Bekele
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