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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
Greg Foster  USA  127  1977-1994
Colin Jackson  GBR  119  1986-2002
Allen Johnson  USA  118  1993-2008
Willie Davenport  USA  87  1963-1977
Xiang Liu  CHN  85  2001-2012
Alejandro Casanas  CUB  77  1972-1987
David Oliver  USA  76  2005-2016
Mark McKoy  AUT  73  1982-1996
Hayes Jones  USA  71  1957-1964
10  Terrence Trammell  USA  70  1998-2011
Top 10 Olympic Games
Points
Colin Jackson  GBR  26   
Willie Davenport  USA  25   
Mark McKoy  CAN  21   
Lee Calhoun  USA  20   
Roger Kingdom  USA  20   
Guy Drut  FRA  19   
Sydney Atkinson  RSA  19   
Florian Schwarthoff  GER  19   
Hayes Jones  USA  18   
Alejandro Casanas  CUB  18   
Terrence Trammell  USA  18   
Jack Davis  USA  18   
Anier Garcia  CUB  18   
Hansle Parchment  JAM  18   
Top 10 World Championships
Points
Allen Johnson  USA  48   
Colin Jackson  GBR  37   
Xiang Liu  CHN  36   
Sergey Shubenkov  ANA  36   
Terrence Trammell  USA  33   
Jack Pierce  USA  31   
Greg Foster  USA  30   
Tony Jarrett  GBR  26   
Aries Merritt  USA  25   
10  Florian Schwarthoff  GER  21   
10  David Oliver  USA  21   
Top 10 European Championships
Points
Colin Jackson  GBR  40   
Sergey Shubenkov  ANA  29   
Thomas Munkelt  GDR  27   
Anatoliy Mikhailov  URS  25   
Arto Bryggare  FIN  25   
Florian Schwarthoff  GER  23   
Tony Jarrett  GBR  22   
Stanko Lorger  YUG  21   
Eddy Ottoz  ITA  20   
10  Hĺkan Lidman  SWE  19   
10  Artur Noga  POL  19   
10  Balázs Baji  HUN  19   
10  Stanislavs Olijars  LAT  19