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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
Carl Lewis  USA  131  1979-1996
Igor Ter-Ovanesyan  URS  116  1956-1971
Larry Myricks  USA  103  1978-1993
Iván Pedroso  CUB  86  1991-2006
Ralph Boston  USA  85  1959-1968
Mike Powell  USA  77  1985-1996
Meyer Prinstein  USA  76  1896-1906
James Beckford  JAM  71  1994-2007
Peter O'Connor  IRL  70  1896-1906
Dwight Phillips  USA  70  1999-2011
Top 10 Olympic Games
Points
Carl Lewis  USA  40   
Meyer Prinstein  USA  29   
Ralph Boston  USA  27   
Mike Powell  USA  24   
Igor Ter-Ovanesyan  URS  23   
Iván Pedroso  CUB  21   
Randy Williams  USA  19   
Arnie Robinson  USA  18   
Greg Rutherford  GBR  18   
10  Calvin Bricker  CAN  17   
Top 10 World Championships
Points
Dwight Phillips  USA  51   
Iván Pedroso  CUB  40   
James Beckford  JAM  34   
Carl Lewis  USA  29   
Mike Powell  USA  28   
Jianan Wang  CHN  27   
Aleksandr Menkov  ANA  27   
Ignisious Gaisah  NED  25   
Godfrey Khotso Mokoena  RSA  23   
Luvo Manyonga  RSA  23   
Top 10 European Championships
Points
Igor Ter-Ovanesyan  URS  48   
Greg Rutherford  GBR  29   
Kafétien Gomis  FRA  27   
Michel Tornéus  SWE  27   
Lynn Davies  GBR  26   
Nenad Stekic  YUG  24   
Wilhelm Leichum  GER  20   
Max Klauss  GDR  19   
Giovanni Evangelisti  ITA  18   
Olexiy Lukashevych  UKR  18