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Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish is the best road race sprinter ever. Mark has won 26 Tour de France stages. Oh, and by the way he’s won Classics and the Worlds as well!

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Daley Thompson

Daley could easily lay claim to being the greatest athlete in the world during the 1980s, he won two Olympic titles and set a world record in the decathlon. He also has a Fitness Gym near to me in Putney.

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Martina Navratilova

When she retired in 1994, this Czech-born US citizen had won 167 singles titles, including a record nine at Wimbledon.

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Billie-Jean King

King’s 12 singles and 16 doubles Majors in the 1960s and ’70s scarcely tell the whole story. She was an agitator when tennis was run by men for men, founding the WTA and battling to be taken seriously. In 1973 Billie won the Battle of the Sexes against former world No.1 Bobby Riggs.

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Usain Bolt

Usain St. Leo Bolt, is a Jamaican sprinter. He is the fastest person ever, known as ‘The Lightning Bolt’ he holds several world records, Olympic, World and other titles. Quite simply he is a superstar of sport.

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Michael Johnson

For most of the 1990s, the Texan domintaed 200m and 400m running with his unusual upright action. He had no rival to match him, such was his prowess. World records, Olympic titles and a nice guy. He had it all.

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Bobby Charlton

Bobby survived the 1958 Munich air crash to help win the 1966 World Cup, he made a 106 appearances for England and won the 1968 European Cup for Manchester United. That’s Legend enough for me. Great surname as well.

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Mickey Mantle

“The Mick” played for the New York Yankees. A famously powerful switch-hitter and dazzlingly fast outfielder, Mantle’s 536 homers at .298 helped bring the Yankees seven World Series during his 18 years there.

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Mick Doohan

He dominated the 500cc Grand Prix grids throughout the 1990s. The only thing that could beat Doohan would eventually be one thing – injury. During his accumulation of five consecutive World Championships (’94-98) . Those that know, say the bike was unrideable. Mick Doohan could ride it.

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Don Bradman

The greatest cricketer of them all. His famous 99.94 average was proven that no sportsman anywhere in the world has ever been statistically so far ahead of the pack. He passed 200, 12 times in Test cricket, scored 100 or more 29 times in his 80 Test innings, and 117 times in just 338 first-class knocks.

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New York Yankees Baseball Team 47-62

  The ‘Bronx Bombers’  qualified for 13 of 16 World Series’ and won 10 of them. Catcher Yogi Berra has a ring for every finger as a member of all 10 titles while fellow baseball greats Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle were also huge components of the dynasty.

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Mark Spitz

Winning seven golds at the 1972 Olympics and one of the most iconic sports photos make Mark Spitz a Legend

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The All Blacks

The All Blacks have a phenomenal win percentage of 93%. With flanker Richie McCaw and fly-half and all-time Test record points scorer Dan Carter, they won and then defended the World Cup.  New Zealand won 17 Tests in a row between 2013 and 2014.

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Ellery Hanley

Ellery joined Wigan for a record fee of £150,000 in 1985 after establishing himself as a prolific scorer for Bradford Northern and GB.  He scored 63 tries for Wigan in his first season and became a legend.

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Ronnie O’Sullivan OBE

One of the most successful snooker players in the sport, he is regarded as the most naturally gifted player in snooker history. He is also noted for his mercurial temperament and for his ambivalent relationship with the sport. Has been World number 1 and at present has won 5 World Championships. Legend.

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Janet Evans

All-American girl Evans with her distintive windmill stroke and fantastic endurance set world records that stood for years. In 87, age 15, she broke the 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle marks, and went on to win three golds in Seoul  The most impressive was the 800m time, which lasted 19 years and 4 Games.

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Pete Sampras

‘Pistol Pete’ took  the era of Becker, Edberg and Courier and fast forwarded the game, he won 14 Grand Slams!

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Jahangir Khan

The winning streak of squash great Khan is one of the standards in sport. Between 1981 and ’86, the Pakistani won 555 matches in a row, and harvested the British Open 10 times and the World Open six times in a formidable career.

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Ayrton Senna

The measure of a man is often the effect he has on others. The death of Senna in 1994 brought to an abrupt halt a career of huge success, genius and controversy. He was renowned for his fast laps, mastery of the wet and his charisma. The 3 time world champion’s absence is still felt.

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Bill Russell

6ft 9in and 220lb, Russell earned the reputation as the sport’s greatest player in a 13-year career which saw him help Boston Celtics to 11 NBA Championships. Known as “The Ghost” for his uncanny ability to rise up and block his opponents’ shots. He is the silhouette on the NBA logo as well.

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Sir Stanley Matthews

The Wizard of the Dribble employed his devastating body swerve to good effect at the top level for more than 30 years, playing for Stoke at 50. Famously and finally won an FA Cup winner’s medal for Blackpool in 1953, in a match now known as “The Matthews final”.

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Rocky Marciano

Rocky Marciano is the only undisputed, undefeated heavyweight champion in boxing history. His record was 49-0. Of those, 43 were knock-outs.

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Sir Ian Botham

Sir Ian Terence Botham, OBE is a former England Test cricketer and Test team captain. He was a genuine all-rounder with 14 centuries and 383 wickets in Test cricket, and remains well known by his nickname “Beefy”. He was made a knight in recognition of his services to charity.

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Sugar Ray Leonard

Sugar Ray won world titles from light-welterweight to light-heavyweight. He came out of retirement four times – the final time being his epic 1981 win over Thomas Hearns.

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The ‘King’ of stock car racing

Richard Petty has the most career wins of any racer, with 200 wins. He is known as the “King” of stock-car racing.

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Paul Elvstrom

This Dane became the first sportsman to win individual gold medals at four successive Olympics, and went on to become one of only four to have competed at eight Olympics.

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Sergei Bubka

Unrivalled as the supreme pole-vaulter of his generation, winning six consecutive world titles from 1983, Segei was the first man to clear 6 metres.

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Yamashita

Yamashita was destined to be a fighter, toughened (abused?) as a baby by being dipped in cold water to toughen him up. He won 203 consecutive contests between 1977 and 1985, winning the 1984 Olympic title en route.

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Haile Gebrselassie

During the past decades of African dominance in distance running, Gebrselassie stands out, with his bouncy running style, and habit of winning races by huge margins while breaking practically every world record possible for him. His massive medal haul includes two Olympic 10,000m golds. He also broke the Marathon World Record as well.

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Alfredo di Stefano

The Pele-Maradona- Messi – Ronaldo argument may rage forever, but to some Alfredo is the greatest all-round footballer.   The Argentine won five European Cups in a row with Real Madrid during the 1950s, helping European football become the powerhouse it now is but never played in a World Cup, though.