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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
Paul Kipsiele Koech  KEN  119  2001-2016
Ezekiel Kemboi  KEN  94  2002-2016
Brimin Kiprop Kipruto  KEN  85  2004-2016
Bronislaw Malinowski  POL  80  1971-1981
Moses Kiptanui  KEN  77  1991-2000
Gaston Roelants  BEL  70  1960-1968
Patrick Sang  KEN  70  1985-1998
Erik Elmsäter  SWE  65  1942-1948
Henry Marsh  USA  64  1976-1988
10  Tore Sjöstrand  SWE  61  1941-1951
Top 10 Olympic Games
Points
Brimin Kiprop Kipruto  KEN  30   
Bronislaw Malinowski  POL  26   
Mahiedine Mekhissi  FRA  26   
Ezekiel Kemboi  KEN  24   
Alessandro Lambruschini  ITA  22   
Gaston Roelants  BEL  21   
Volmari Iso-Hollo  FIN  20   
Matthew Birir  KEN  17   
Amos Biwott  KEN  15   
Tapio Kantanen  FIN  15   
Top 10 World Championships
Points
Ezekiel Kemboi  KEN  67   
Conseslus Kipruto  KEN  46   
Moses Kiptanui  KEN  39   
Brimin Kiprop Kipruto  KEN  39   
Bouabdellah Tahri  FRA  37   
Evan Jager  USA  24   
Mahiedine Mekhissi  FRA  23   
Bernard Barmasai  KEN  22   
Richard Kipkemboi Mateelong  KEN  21   
Patrick Sang  KEN  21   
Top 10 European Championships
Points
Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad  FRA  40   
Alessandro Lambruschini  ITA  27   
Patriz Ilg  FRG  27   
Yoann Kowal  FRA  25   
Bouabdellah Tahri  FRA  24   
Francesco Panetta  ITA  22   
Hagen Melzer  GDR  21   
William van Dijck  BEL  20   
Bronislaw Malinowski  POL  20   
10  Gaston Roelants  BEL  18