"The Greatest Athlete in the World"
Today's Olympic decathlon champions receive that nickname, and who can dispute it? Decathlon winners must sprint, hurdle, run, throw and jump - both vertically and horizontally - better than any man in the world.
What if we were to compare Brian Clay's personal best decathlon total (8832), to my personal best decathlon total from 1997 or 1998? Hmmm…that's right folks there is no comparison when you're speaking about "the greatest athlete in the world." I'm not worthy of that conversation by any means.
To help you get a visual of what the World's Greatest Athlete looks like in action compared to "the dad the next door" who still maybe in great shape, I researched this video for our education and entertainment purposes. This short video paints the picture perfectly of why world-class athletes are in a class of their own. Plus it gives you a bird’s eye view of the Worlds Greatest Athlete vs. a Wall-Street Journal reporter going head to head on a nice sunny day.
Enjoy it and I'm looking forward to your comments.
Please visit us again or click on the RSS feed to the Active.com 2008 Olympics Blog for a full series of Decathlon posts leading up to the Olympic Games in Beijing. The count down is on as were only 52 days away from finding out WHO will be crowned the "World's Greatest Athlete"!