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The method I use to identify the 10 all time best athletes is a very simple.
From the Top 10 lists in the yearly statistics (Men 1891-2004, Women 1921-2004), the athlete
in the first position receives 10 points, the athlete in the second position receives 9 points
and so on down to the tenth position.
Athlete with the most points is the best.
The same method is applied to Olympic Games, World Championships, and European Championships.
The athlete in the first place receives 10 points, the athlete in the second place
receives 9 points and so on down to the tenth place.
Top 10 Yearly Statistics
Points Years
Usain Bolt  JAM  111  2003-2016
Frank Fredericks  NAM  90  1989-2004
Michael Johnson  USA  87  1987-2000
Pietro Mennea  ITA  79  1972-1984
Donald Quarrie  JAM  72  1970-1982
Tyson Gay  USA  64  2004-2014
Norwood Ewell  USA  62  1939-1948
Lloyd LaBeach  PAN  58  1943-1950
Andrew Stanfield  USA  58  1949-1956
10  Justin Gatlin  USA  57  2001-2016
Top 10 Olympic Games
Points
Usain Bolt  JAM  30   
Pietro Mennea  ITA  29   
Frank Fredericks  NAM  25   
Shawn Crawford  USA  19   
Carl Lewis  USA  19   
André De Grasse  CAN  19   
Andrew Stanfield  USA  19   
Donald Quarrie  JAM  18   
Charles Paddock  USA  18   
10  Nathaniel Cartmell  USA  17   
10  Thane Baker  USA  17   
10  Jackson Scholz  USA  17   
Top 10 World Championships
Points
Usain Bolt  JAM  52   
Frank Fredericks  NAM  42   
Wallace Spearmon  USA  25   
Ramil Guliyev  TUR  25   
Claudinei da Silva  BRA  23   
Robson C. da Silva  BRA  21   
John Regis  GBR  21   
Noah Lyles  USA  20   
Michael Johnson  USA  20   
Calvin Smith  USA  20   
Top 10 European Championships
Points
Pietro Mennea  ITA  25   
Ramil Guliyev  TUR  24   
Olaf Prenzler  GDR  23   
Marlon Devonish  GBR  23   
Francis Obikwelu  POR  19   
Christophe Lemaitre  FRA  19   
Martinus Osendarp  NED  18   
Bruno Hortelano  ESP  17   
Churandy Martina  NED  17   
Brian Shenton  GBR  17   
Geir Moen  NOR  17