It comes down to a few names to me.... It's between Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali. What is your take in this subject?
That's an unanswerable question. Babe Ruth, Jim Thorpe and Joe Louis, Serena Williams and quite a few others also deserve consideration.
That is a difficult question to answer. You have too many variables to consider including certain factors like awards, length of time played, etc
Would you really class babe Ruth as an 'athlete'. Great hitter but in the athlete term I'd hard to compare him to anyone who made real efforts in sports.
I have to agree with CyclingFitness......you cant really class Babe Ruth as an "athlete". I would have to go with Bo Jackson or Deion Sanders....they actually excelled in more than one sport.
@Beth37....If there is a Triathlete that dominates the sport, say like Lance Armstrong dominated cycling, most definitely. I'm just not familiar with any of them. Most Olympians do multiple events of the same sport.
Right now Ashton Eaton looks to be coming through as something VERY special. Won the Olympic gold in decathlon by a mile, smashed the world record in the process and will likely only get better over the next few years. He's 21 years old and a bit of a multi-sport monster.
Of course you have guys like Jessie Owens who in there day were incredible. Carl Lewis was another who had the ability to compete in so many things (and things away from the track).
I wouldn't try to use Eddie Eagan to actually answer the question but he won Olympic medals in boxing AND in the 4-man bobsleigh O_o
by rcrm896 years ago
Excluding darts () and multi-event sports like heptathlon/decathlon.I would say rugby.
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