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  • T&F's Most Dominant Men In The Last 20 Years

    ESPN put out a not very good most dominant athletes of the last 20 years list. On it from men's T&F was Usain Bolt. Here is my list, in no particular order:

    Kenenisa Bekele
    Usain Bolt
    Christian Taylor
    David Rudisha
    Mo Farah
    Ashton Eaton

    HM:
    Hicham El Guerrouj
    Renaud Lavillenie
    Virgilijus Alekna

    Who is on your list?
    Last edited by bhall; 03-22-2018, 05:35 PM.

  • #2
    El Guerrouj won, by quick count, 56 of 59 1500/mile races 1998–2004.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by gh View Post
      El Guerrouj won, by quick count, 56 of 59 1500/mile races 1998–2004.
      So he moves off of the honorable mention list.

      I had some of his pre-1998 issues in my head still.

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      • #4
        Robert Korzeniowski
        Paweł Fajdek (though he might need an Olympic title before he's considered a true all-time great)
        Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Powell View Post
          Robert Korzeniowski
          Paweł Fajdek (though he might need an Olympic title before he's considered a true all-time great)
          Robert who? Honestly don't know who that is.
          Also did y'all forget Michael Johnson? He had both the WRs for forever

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          • #6
            MJ only has marks in 3 of the 20 years in question; tough to be "dominant" with so few appearances.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by americantrackfan View Post
              Robert who? Honestly don't know who that is.
              Arguably the greatest race walker of all time. 50k gold in Atlanta '96, 20k & 50k gold in Sydney 2000 (a unique double), 50k gold in Athens 2004. Set a 50k world record in a major champs (2002 Europeans?) etc

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              • #8
                Originally posted by americantrackfan View Post
                Robert who? Honestly don't know who that is.
                Also did y'all forget Michael Johnson? He had both the WRs for forever
                Korzeniowski was one of the All-Time great Walkers at both 20K & 50K!
                His 3:36:03 in 2003 was the World Record!
                His best 20K was 1:18:22, but only makes the top 40 A-T.
                Not sure of his Medal count, but I'm sure he was in a few WC's & OG's!
                He turns 50 on July 30th this year!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Trickstat View Post
                  Arguably the greatest race walker of all time. 50k gold in Atlanta '96, 20k & 50k gold in Sydney 2000 (a unique double), 50k gold in Athens 2004. Set a 50k world record in a major champs (2002 Europeans?) etc
                  Won every major title at 50k from 1996 to 2004, except one (DQ in the 1999 WC), plus the Olympic gold at 20k in 2000. It doesn't get much more dominant than that.
                  Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                  • #10
                    Eliud Kipchoge, although 5 years is on the short end compared with some of the others. But in those five years, he has been as dominant as any marathoner ever.

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                    • #11
                      good call

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