The Fittest 50 Men (Sports Illustrated, 2016)
Who is the fittest male athlete in sports? A panel of experts was recruited by the magazine Sports Illustrated to list who they consider the current fittest athletes in sports in 2016 - what they called the "Fittest 50".
Athletes were considered based on the previous last 12 months. Athletes were assessed based on characteristics that define fitness and conditioning: strength, speed, endurance, agility, flexibility and skill in his respective sport.
In the male category, decathlete Ashton Eaton was considered the fittest. For the females, it was another multi-event track and field athlete, Jessica Ennis-Hill. Sports Illustrated have also created similar lists in 2014, 2017 and 2019. See more about rating the World's Fittest Athletes.
The Top 20 Fittest Men
Here are the top-20 of the SI Fittest 50 men.
|1||Ashton Eaton||Track and Field (Decathlon)|
|5||Usain Bolt||Track and Field (Sprints)|
|6||Cristiano Ronaldo||Football (Soccer)|
|10||Renaud Lavillenie||Track and Field (Pole Vault)|
|13||J.J. Watt||American Football|
|14||Kam Chancellor||American Football|
|18||Marquise Goodwin||American Football / Track and Field (Long Jump)|
|20||Vernon Davis||American Football|
Source: Sports Illustrated online, https://www.si.com/specials/fittest50/index.html
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