Category Archives: All-time Greats

Most Wins in the Major British and Irish National Hunt (Hurdles and Steeplechases) Horse Races

Here is a list of the most important races in the National Hunt season and the most successful horses in them. The top part lists races that are Grade One (highest standard) where weights are generally equal for all. The … Continue reading

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The Greatest Track Cyclists: Record Title Winners at World Championships and Olympics Games

It is hard to compare achievements across different events using total medals as there are more events on offer to sprinters.  I did try to do this in 2013 for the women but I won’t do it for the men. … Continue reading

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The Greatest Women Tennis Players Of All-Time and Records for Grand Slam Events

The first port of call for looking at the greatest women players is to look at the singles Grand Slam titles. Here is a table showing the players with the most titles. Rank Player Total Australian Open French Open Wimbledon … Continue reading

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The Greatest Marathon Runners of All Time: Eliud Kipchoge and Rosa Mota

Choosing the best ever marathon runners is complicated by the way the event has changed. In earlier times the most prestigious event by far was the Olympic Games but in recent years the big city marathons have become more important … Continue reading

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The Greatest Cross-Country Skiers of All-Time: Bjorn Dæhlie and Marit Bjørgen

Here are some of the relevant statistics showing the records of the leading competitors in cross-country skiing in the major events. The table is organised mainly by the number of wins in major races such as the world cup which … Continue reading

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The Greatest Women 100m Runners of All-Time: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Evelyn Ashford

Deciding who I think is the greatest women’s 100m runner of all-time has been the most difficult of any event so far.  The waters are muddied in this event by the prominence in 100m championships of athletes who were almost … Continue reading

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The Greatest Women Rugby Players of All-Time

This is really something I should have done to coincide with the recent women’s World Cup but better late than never so here goes. As with many team sports it can be difficult to assess who is the best individual … Continue reading

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