Tag Archives: All-time Greats

The Greatest Decathletes and Heptathletes Of All-Time

My latest look at different athletics events and their finest ever exponents turns to the multi-events. I have listed a number of the best athletes in roughly chronological order with a table showing their achievements. The key to the table … 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 800m runners of all-time (Men): David Rudisha, Wilson Kipketer and Peter Snell

There have been many great 800m runners in history but no one runner towers over all others making it quite a difficult choice as to who is the greatest ever.  The list here is my coice of the Top Ten … Continue reading

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The Greatest Canoe Slalom Competitors of All-Time: Richard Fox, Jon Lugbill, Pavol & Peter Hochschorner and Elena Kaliská

I have chosen my top three for each of the main men’s disciplines of K-1 (Kayak), C-1 and C-2 (Canoe) and a top five for women covering all events. The first world championships were held in 1949 and they have … Continue reading

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The Greatest Backstroke Swimmers of All-Time: Roland Matthes and Krisztina Egerszegi

I have chosen who I think are the top five men and top five women backstroke swimmers in history. MEN The top two are clear of the others but choosing between them as number one was quite difficult.  I just … Continue reading

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The Greatest 400 metre hurdlers of All-Time: Edwin Moses and Sally Gunnell

Another in my occasional series of all-time greats in different sports and events. Here is my choice of the top men and women in track and field athletics at 400m hurdles. The men’s event has been established for over a … Continue reading

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The Greatest of All-Time at Bobsleigh, Skeleton and Luge

Quite My choice of the all-time greats in the winter sliding sports. BOBSLEIGH This list refers to the driver or pilot of the bob and includes performances at both two and four man bob. Men 1. Eugenio Monti (Italy) – … Continue reading

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