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    So, who is the greatest, based on the time they have been at the top of their sport for the longest time, consistently in the top group and never being out of this group year in and year out. Not basing their greatness on the money they have won, because some sports are hugely overpaid as opposed to other sports.

    Based on their competitiveness in their respective sport for the longest time.

    Tiger is a contender, based on how long ago he won his first major, to when he won his last major, but there was a big gap when for a few years he never won much.

    Ronnie o' Sullivan must surely be in the mix. Top 20 in the world, for his sport for 26 years.
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    It might be unfair to compare gholf players with cricket players for instance since gholfers can play until they die of old age but cricketers never reach 40. Or even worse, rugby.
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    Tiger Woods? Whippersnapper.

    Jack Nicklaus.
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    Kelly Slater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Weaver View Post
    Kelly Slater.
    Good call that, 11 times world champ nothing to sniff at!


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    Sir Donald Bradman.

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    Muhammad Ali
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    Roger Federer
    Sir Steve Redgrave
    Haile Gebrselassie
    Pele
    Michael Phelps
    Martina Navratilova

    A few that come to mind. You cannot have a greatest as it simply too subjective

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    Sachin Tendulkar
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    Men: Bruce Jenner

    Women: Caitlyn Jenner

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    Quote Originally Posted by MANDREAS View Post
    Men: Bruce Jenner

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    In cricket Sachin Tendulkar ranks right up there and so does Jacques Kallis for being consistent threw out their entire careers and ending up at the top of their game.

    In F1 there is only one, Michael Schumacher.

    In rugby Bakkies Botha is a stand out for me, he performed at a top level threw his entire career. Fun fact, he is the only pro rugby player to win 3 Super Rugby championships as well as 3 European Rugby Championships.

    Athletics Usain Bolt comes to mind.
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    Yuri Vardanyan. 41 world records in olympic lifting, did things at 82kg bodyweight that todays super heavyweight monsters still struggle to match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MANDREAS View Post
    Men: Bruce Jenner

    Women: Caitlyn Jenner

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    Yuri Vardanyan. 41 world records in olympic lifting, did things at 82kg bodyweight that todays super heavyweight monsters still struggle to match.
    Take away the steroids and then not so much
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    Carl Lewis. 10 years unbeaten in long jump.

    Edwin Moses unbeaten winning streak in the 800m

    Eddie Mercx in cycling.

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    Men
    For me Sugar Ray Leonard will always be on top of my list with Carl Lewis a close second.

    Ladies
    Definitely Jackie Joyner-Kersee and second Nadia Comăneci
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    Soccer/ football: Pele
    Rugby: Jonah
    F1: Michael
    Swimming: Phelps
    Boxing: Ali
    Cricket: Warne(to me at least especially against the Proteas). Bradman to long before me.
    Track: Owens/Lewis/Bolt
    Moto GP: Rossi( but the best era was the Lawson, Rainey, Shwantz era,... by far).
    Tennis( with regards to the ladies, will always be a Graf fan), cant comment on the men. Only interested in the ladies.
    Beast ofroad racer: Peterhansel.
    Basketball: MJ( no, Im not talking about the guy who used to sing).


    This is what I watch, I think the greatest would be on that list.

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