Who is the World's Greatest Athlete?

Which athlete is the world's greatest? It's a question that is often asked, is a difficult question to answer, and probably has never been satisfactorily answered.

First of all, what is the definition of 'greatest'? To excel in their sport, an athlete must have exceptional skills and fitness for that sport. However, world-class athletes mostly excel at single tasks, such as having exceptional endurance or strength. The greatest athlete should be more rounded, and have skills to excel in a variety of sporting situations.

Below are links to further pages which discuss a variety of topics such as which factors play a part in greatness, how to measure greatness, examples of testing for greatness, and lists of possible 'greatest athletes of the world'.

Lists of Greatest Athletesdecathlete

Factors of Greatness

Measurements of Greatness

Examples of Testing for Greatness

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