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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
Merlene Ottey  JAM  134  1979-1999
Stanislawa Walasiewicz  USA  132  1930-1952
Allyson Felix  USA  124  2003-2021
Irena Szewinska  POL  118  1964-1979
Fanny Blankers-Koen  NED  111  1936-1952
Maria Itkina  URS  85  1953-1965
Marita Koch  GDR  83  1976-1986
Veronica Campbell-Brown  JAM  77  2002-2016
Renate Stecher  GDR  68  1969-1976
10  Marion Jones  USA  59  1991-2002
Top 10 Olympic Games
Points
Merlene Ottey  JAM  40   
Allyson Felix  USA  28   
Veronica Campbell-Brown  JAM  27   
Irena Szewinska  POL  27   
Bärbel Wöckel  GDR  20   
Grace Jackson  JAM  20   
Elaine Thompson-Herah  JAM  20   
Florence Griffith-Joyner  USA  19   
Renate Stecher  GDR  18   
Raelene Boyle  AUS  18   
Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie  BAH  18   
Top 10 World Championships
Points
Merlene Ottey  JAM  53   
Veronica Campbell-Brown  JAM  43   
Allyson Felix  USA  38   
Dina Asher-Smith  GBR  31   
Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie  BAH  28   
Irina Privalova  RUS  24   
Gwen Torrence  USA  24   
Dafne Schippers  NED  20   
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce  JAM  19   
10  Galina Malchugina  RUS  18   
Top 10 European Championships
Points
Renate Stecher  GDR  28   
Irena Szewinska  POL  28   
Myriam Soumaré  FRA  26   
Barbara Sobotta  POL  25   
Dafne Schippers  NED  25   
Irina Privalova  RUS  20   
Dina Asher-Smith  GBR  20   
Kim Gevaert  BEL  19   
Heike Drechsler  GDR  19   
Yevgeniya Sechenova  URS  19