Here's the rules

I want a list of everyone's top 20 greatest athletes. i will then convert everyone's favourites into points (20 for No1 to 1 for No20) and compile a difinitive list but here's the catch.

It is more important to be widely popular then 1 persons favourite so this is how the scoring will work. Athletes will be ranked by number of votes as well as number of points so someone who gets 2 votes at number 20 may only score 2 points but will be ahead of someone who is only 1 persons No1. So we''ll count down all those with 1 vote, then 2 etc etc etc.

to be honest you don't have to worry about the scoring i'll sort it out and make sure you all understand it

After some early drop outs and some late entries we have 420 athletes in the race

So can you all PM me with your top 20

**FAVOURITE**athletes of all time, we're looking for

**Favourites**not best

I know this should probably be in the Historical Board but can we please leave it here for a while untill we have enough people entered

Please enter it will give me a reason to visit everyday

**418th (1 Vote 1 Point eg 20th favourite of 1 person each)**

Asha Hanson

Anthony Famiglianni

Charles Kilpatrick

Craig Mottram

Dick Fosbury

Dallas Long

Fermin Cacho

George Woods

Ingrid Kristiansen

Adhemar Ferreira da Silva

Joe Green

John Pennel

Kemal Thompson

Luis Delis

Larry Myricks

Lj Van Zyl

Meserat Defar

Monica Cabbler

Norwood Ewell

Reiko Tosa

Ricky Branch

Ray Ewery

Sammy Wanjiru

Steve Barnes

Shingeru So

Trine Hattestad

**393th (1 vote, 2 points)**

Bob Deines

Brittany Reece

Chi Cheng

Dennis Carr

Jessica Augusto

Javier Sotomayer

Kayoko Fukushi

Mark Richardson

Marion Kolosa

Paul Wilson

Tatyana Kotova

Thomas Wessinghage

Tom Pukstys

Barbel Wochel

**380st (1 Vote, 3 points)**

Armin Harry

Christian Taylor

Francis Obikwelu

Lopez Lomong

Leamon King

Mike Carter

Marcuss O'Sullivan

Mark Plaatjes

Sergie Litvinov

Skip Sheaffer

Perdita Felicien

Quincy Watts

Walter Dix

Ted Corbey

**366th (1 Vote, 4 Points)**

Agnes Samaria

Anke Behmer

Alberto Salazar

Al Cantello

Browning Ross

Bridget Foster

Chris Solinsky

Dionne Hemmings

Emma George

Murry Halberg

Kim Batten

Lauren Williams

Natalya Antyuk

Paul Ereng

Rob Milburn

Sally Gunnell

Sydney Maree

Tom Courtney

348th (1 Vote, 5 Points)

348th (1 Vote, 5 Points)

Bob Kennedy

Jutt Heine

Jiri Shobla

Jerome Drayton

Kip Javonin

Lorraine Fenton

Milt Cambell

Mike Boit

Mondo Duplanis !!

Phil Brown

Peter Blank

Rutger Smith

Sung Kee Chong

Yerelis Barrios

Willie Davenport

**333rd (1 Vote, 6 Points)**

Andrey Perlov

Anisora Stanciu

Arthur Wint

Eddie Southern

Hayden Jones

Jordan Hassay

John Landy

John Carlos

Jan Johnson

Lynn Davies

Nikki Xanthou

Rosie Ackerman

Ruis Silver

Llewlyn Herbert

Lazaro Borgia

Phillips Idowu

Sean Crawford

Sunder Nix

Vladislav Kozakiewicz

Yuriy Sedyk

313th (1 Vote, 7 Points)

313th (1 Vote, 7 Points)

Alain Mimoun

Carlo Thranhart

Dwight Phillips

Donovan Bailey

Heidi Rosenthal

Herb McKinley

Illona Slupienek

Jessie Stewart

John Smith

Kevin Little

Olga Kaniskina

Percy Williams

Renauld Levellanie

Robert Harting

Justin Gatlin

Lydia Simon

Werner Gunthur

**296th (1 Vote 8 Points)**

Anne Packer

Adulf Plummer

Betty Cuthbert

Bob Beamon

Bob Schull

Chante Howard

Dave Wottle

Eva Glescova

George Rhoden

Iva Prandzeva

Inga Babakova

Jen Barringer

Jeurgen Shult

Jenn Suhr

Kris Akabusi

Lawrence Myers

Natasha Kaiser Brown

Quentin Cassidy

Rick Wolhouter

Tony Jarret

Ionel Tirlea

Asafa Powell Fortius is the only person to vote for Asafa

Dwain Chambers

**273rd (1 Vote 9 Points)**

Alan Pascoe

Astrid Kumbernuss

Andrew Wheating

Harold Connelly

Inger Miller

Irving Saladino

Jen Rhimes

Kylie Hutson

Katrin Krabbe

Mike Connelly

Paul Drayton

Patrick Sjoberg

Robert Korzeniowski

**260th (1 Vote 10 points)**

Carrie Tollefson

Don Bragg

Johnny Kuch

Jo Dial

Miruts Yifter

Mike Marsh

Olga Fitova Connoly (she beat her husband)

Romain Barras

Steve Cram

**251st (1 Vote 11 points)**

Alvin Kraenzlein

Chris Brasher

Daniel Komen (sorry i added him up wrong earlier)

Dayron Robles

Doug Olmstead

Ellen Van Langen

Gordon Pirie

Hasna Benhassi

Jeurgen Hingsen

Janis Lusis

Kate Schmidt

Randy Matson

Shiela Hudson

Steve Hooker

Yargelis Savigne

236th (1 vote 12 points)

236th (1 vote 12 points)

Butch Reynolds

Chandra Stirrup

Dylan Armstrong

Drew Fucci

Fernando Ribiero

Francoise Mbango

Fabianna Murer

Henry Carr

Joe Faust

Lolo Jones

Otis Davis

Suzie Favour Hamilton

Walter George

**223rd (1 vote 13 points)**

Harry Jerome

Jim Brewer

Russel Adams

Saif Saaed Shaheen

Tina Lilaak

**218th - (1 vote 14 points)**

Briana Glen

Dawn Harper

Ernie Shelton

Gerry Moro

Helena Fibingerova

Joseph Plachy

Jeff Williams

Lee Evans

Maxim Dyaldin

**209th (1 vote 15 points)**

Auden Boysen

Bruce Jenner

Eliud Kipchoge

Fumni Jimoh

Jonni Myrra

Vladamir Kuts

Wim Slijkhuis

**202nd (1 vote 16 points)**

Dana Zatopekova

Falilat Ogunkoya

Mehdi Baala

Moses Kiptanui

Nick Rose

Ollie Matson

Sanya Richards (where's Track Daddy when you need him ?)

Thierrry Vigneron

Vladimir Yashchenko

Wang Junxia

Wolfgand Schmidt

**291nd (1 Vote 17 points)**

Kelly Sotherton

Leatitia Vriesde

Larry James

Pat Matzdorf

Richard Attlesey

Roger Kingdom

**185th (1 vote 18 points)**

Alexandra Chudina

Igor Potapovich

John Godina

Kim Smith

Lillian Board

Olga Kotylarova

Pekka Paivarinta

Steve Williams

Tina Paulino

**175th (1 vote 19 points)**

Christina Obergföll

Carla Sacramento

Dieter Baumann

Grit Breur

Mal Whitfield

Radion Gataullin

Anatoly Bonderchuk

**168st (1vote 20 points)**

5 athletes had a singular first place votes, i'd love to hear your memories of your faves

Brian Diemer

Gabo Szabo

Jim Beatty

Jim Bolding

Yordanka Donkova

Shirley Strickland

Track and Field News' 162nd favourite athlete is with (2 votes 4 points)

Track and Field News' 162nd favourite athlete is with (2 votes 4 points)

Livio Berruti

**161st (2 votes 6 points)**

Sonia O'Sulivan

160th (2 votes 8 points)

160th (2 votes 8 points)

Heike Henkel (have i already posted her with 1 vote ??)

159th (2 votes 9 points)

159th (2 votes 9 points)

Linford Christie

Sandra Farmer Patrick

Tatyana Samelenko

156th (2 votes 10 points)

156th (2 votes 10 points)

Ulis Williams

**155th ( 2 votes 11 points)**

Connie Price Smith

Christophe Lamaitre

Shelly Anne Fraser Price

**152nd (2 votes 12 points)**

Jearl Miles

**151st (2 votes 13 points)**

Dwight Stone

Kim Collins

149th (2 votes 14 points)

149th (2 votes 14 points)

Bob Mathias

Babe Didrikson

Colin Jackson

Bob Richards

146th (2 votes 16 points)

146th (2 votes 16 points)

Caster Semenya

Uwe Holm

**144th (2 votes 17 points)**

Deratu Tulu

Christine Arron

**142nd (2 votes 18 points)**

Jean Galfione

**141st (2 votes 19 points)**

Al Feuerbach

Billy Mills

Erki Nool

Eamon Coghlan

Felix Sanchez

Kenenisa Bekele

Steve Cram

134th (2 votes 20 points)

134th (2 votes 20 points)

Ashton Eaton

Ato Boldon

Marty Liquori

131st (2 votes 21 points)

131st (2 votes 21 points)

Harrison Dillard

Jarmilla Kratochvilova

Lance Deal

Lee Calhoun

Larry James

126th (2 votes 22 points)

126th (2 votes 22 points)

Stephan Diagana

125th (2 Votes 23 points)

125th (2 Votes 23 points)

Charlie Green

Joaquim Cruz

John Walker

122nd (2 votes 24 points)

122nd (2 votes 24 points)

Mary Rand

Staņislavs Olijars

**120th (2 votes 25 points)**

Adam Nelson

Brian Clay

**118th (2 Votes 27 points)**

Bert Cameron

PT Usha

Viktor Saneyev

**115th (2 votes 28 points)**

Jim Beatty

Seppo Ratty

Veronica Campbell Brown

**112th (2 votes 29 points)**

Steve Scott

**111th (2 votes 30 points)**

Svetlana Masterkova

**110th (2 votes 31 points)**

Dave Sime

(2 votes 32 points)

Igor Ter Ovanesyn move rest accordingly i will correct at the end of the countdown

109th (2 votes 40 points)

(2 votes 32 points)

Igor Ter Ovanesyn move rest accordingly i will correct at the end of the countdown

109th (2 votes 40 points)

Sonia Lannerman

**106th (3 votes 5 points)**

Sally Pearson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPn3qY2vJFU

**105th (3 votes 10 points)**

Linford Christie (i know he's further down the list but there was an extra late vote)

**104th (3 votes 12 points)**

Koji Murofushi

**103rd (3 votes 14 points)**

Jacko Gill

102nd (3 votes 16 points)

Bob Mathias

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Mathias

101 (3 votes 18 points)

Willie Banks

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Banks

100 (3 votes 21 points)

Yelena Isinbyeva

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yelena_Isinbayeva

98 - (3 votes 25 points)

Calvin Smith

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvin_Smith

Susannah Kallur

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susanna_Kallur

96th (3 votes 26 points)

Bob Seagran

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Seagren

Hicham El Guerrouj

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hicham_El_Guerrouj

94th (3 votes 28 points)

Gerry Lindgren

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Lindgren

Mac Wikinson

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_Wilkins

93rd (3 votes 29 points)

Romain Mesnil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYpjTh7GRz0

91st (3 votes 30 points)

Ivan Pedroso

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iv%C3%A1n_Pedroso

Tyson Gay

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyson_Gay

90th (3 votes 31 points)

Doina Melinte

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doina_Melinte

87th (3 votes 33 points)

Blanka Vlasic (sorry can't count !!)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blanka_Vla%C5%A1i%C4%87

Tessa Sanderson

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tessa_Sanderson

Mike Powell

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Powell_%28athlete%29

**86th (3 votes 35 points)**

Jeremy Wariner 35

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Wariner

**84th (3 votes 36 points)**

Paul Tergat 36

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... W8Q#t=101s

Stefan Holm 36

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stefan_Holm

**82nd (3 points 37 points)**

Fiona May 37

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiona_May

Tatyana Lebedeva 37

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatyana_Lebedeva

81st (3 votes 38 points)

81st (3 votes 38 points)

Denise Lewis 38

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denise_Lewis

**80th (3 votes 40 points)**

Kathy Cook

**79th (3 votes 42 points)**

Parry O'Brien

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parry_O%27Brien

77th (3 votes 44 points)

77th (3 votes 44 points)

Andreas Thorkildsen

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andreas_Thorkildsen

Gwen Torrence

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwen_Torrence

**76th (3 votes 47 points)**

Frankie Fredericks 47

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankie_Fredericks

**75th (3 votes 48 points)**

Derartu Tulu

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derartu_Tulu

74th ( 3 votes 55 points)

74th ( 3 votes 55 points)

Glenn Davis

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Davis_%28athlete%29

**71st (4 votes 16 points)**

Wilma Rudolph

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilma_Rudolph

**70 (4 votes 33 points)**

Jan Zelezney

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_%C5%BDelezn%C3%BD

**69 (4 votes 38 points)**

Ralph Boston

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Boston

**67th (4 votes 39 points)**

Marie Jose Perec

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie-Jos%C3%A9_P%C3%A9rec

Stacy Dragila

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stacy_Dragila

**66th ( 4 votes 40 points)**

Irina Privalova

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irina_Privalova

65th (4 votes 43 points)

65th (4 votes 43 points)

Said Aouita

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sa%C3%AFd_Aouita

64th ( 4 votes 44 points)

64th ( 4 votes 44 points)

Allyson Felix (it is possible she has 54 points but not sure what i wrote !! she may also have only 3 votes so any feedback would be appreciated)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allyson_Felix

62nd (4 votes 46 points)

62nd (4 votes 46 points)

Charles Austin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Austin

Dean Macey

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Macey

60th (4 votes 47 points)

60th (4 votes 47 points)

Jim Thorpe

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Thorpe

Mary Peters

http://www.sporting-heroes.net/athletic ... eroID=9800

**59th (4 votes 50 points)**

Virgilijus Alekna

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgilijus_Alekna

58th (4 votes 51 points)

58th (4 votes 51 points)

Don Quarrie

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Quarrie

57th (4 votes 54 points)

57th (4 votes 54 points)

Joan Benoit (maybe Allyson Felix can those that voted for her please let me know so i can correct)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Benoit

56th (4 votes 56 points)

56th (4 votes 56 points)

Fanny Blankers Koen

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanny_Blankers-Koen

55th (4 votes 58 points)

55th (4 votes 58 points)

Bob Hayes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Hayes

**54th (4 votes 60 points)**

Marlies Gohr

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlies_G%C3%B6hr

**53rd (4 votes 67 points)**

Bobby Morrow

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Morrow

**52nd (5 votes 32 points)**

Greta Waitz

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greta_Waitz

http://www.sporting-heroes.net/athletic ... roID=10593

51st (5 votes 38 points)

51st (5 votes 38 points)

Mo Farah

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mo_Farah

http://www.sporting-heroes.net/athletic ... roID=10990

**50th (5 votes 39 points)**

Lasse Viren

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lasse_Vir%C3%A9n

http://www.sporting-heroes.net/athletic ... roID=10566

49th (5 votes 41 points)

49th (5 votes 41 points)

Alberto Juanterena

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberto_Juantorena

http://www.sporting-heroes.net/athletic ... eroID=8873

48th ( 5 votes 46 points)

48th ( 5 votes 46 points)

Henry Rono

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Rono

http://www.sporting-heroes.net/athletic ... roID=10016

**47th (5 votes 47 points)**

Lui Xiang

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liu_Xiang

46th (5 votes 58 points)

46th (5 votes 58 points)

Brian Olfield

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Oldfield

**45th (5 votes 62 poiints)**

Ron Clark

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Clarke

44th (5 votes 85 points)

44th (5 votes 85 points)

Tommie Smith

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommie_Smith

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fML9GOfi ... re=related

43rd (5 votes 88 points)

43rd (5 votes 88 points)

Marita Koch

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marita_Koch

**42nd (6 votes 45 points)**

Mary Slaney

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Slaney

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRSM7ER0q1M

41st (6 votes 54 points)

41st (6 votes 54 points)

Allen Johnson

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Johnson

**40th (6 votes 56 points)**

Jonathon Edwards

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_E ... athlete%29

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFt9Yzp4 ... re=related

38 (6 votes 62 points)

38 (6 votes 62 points)

Dan O'Brien

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_O%27Brien

Sergie Bubka

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Bubka

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJJIEyGHtBk

**37th (6 votes 63 points)**

Roman Sebrle

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_%C5%A0ebrle

**36th (6 votes 70 points)**

Carolina Kluft

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolina_Kluft

**35th (6 votes 72 points)**

Renaldo Nehemiah

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaldo_Nehemiah

**34th (6 votes 74 points Kip Keino)**

Kip Keino

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kip_Keino

**33rd ( 6 votes 87 points)**

Abebe Bikila

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abebe_Bikila

**32nd (7 votes 66 points)**

Wilson Kipketer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_Kipketer

**31st (7 votes 67 points)**

Gail Devers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gail_Devers

30th (7 votes 72 points)

30th (7 votes 72 points)

Herb Elliot

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herb_Elliot

29th (7 votes 78 points)

29th (7 votes 78 points)

Florence Griffiths Joyner

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Griffith-Joyner

28th (7 votes 79 points)

28th (7 votes 79 points)

Irena Szewinska

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irena_Szewi%C5%84ska

**26th (7 votes 82 points)**

Kelly Holmes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_Holmes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV6LfdD97fY

Paavo Nurmi

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paavo_Nurmi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnbYn6LB ... re=related

**25th (7 votes 98 points)**

Jesse Owens

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Owens

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quQopJmQry4

23rd (7 votes 108 points)

23rd (7 votes 108 points)

Steve Prefontaine

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Prefontaine

Frank Shorter

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Shorter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THUKgZX9pw8

**22nd (7 votes 110 points)**

Valeriy Brummel

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valeriy_Brumel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r0hdHV95sU