You never go full retard
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: back in the gym.
I've read a few replies to this thread and I'm almost afraid to post the name of an athlete because I feel the question is subjective. And the reason I feel it's subjective is because I want to know in what way are you considering them the best athlete ever? Is it because of what they did in their career, records they hold, etc? The fact that you have soo many different sports it's hard to even compare one athlete to another. For example; I don't feel it's fair to say that Michael Jordan is a better athlete then Lance Armstrong or vise versa because you've got 2 totally different sports and 2 totally different training styles. I mean Lance would get schooled on the basket ball court and Michael wouldn't last 2 hours on a bike at a competitive pace with Lance.
Except for olympic athletes and triathalon athletes you don't have the athletes that compete in multiple sports like you used to, even then there were very few.
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