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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
Marita Koch  GDR  98  1975-1986
Maria Itkina  URS  94  1955-1966
Sanya Richards-Ross  USA  90  2002-2015
Sin Kim Dan  PRK  68  1959-1967
Allyson Felix  USA  65  2007-2021
Jearl Miles-Clark  USA  65  1989-2003
Olga Bryzgina  URS  62  1983-1992
Cathy Freeman  AUS  60  1993-2000
Shaunae Miller-Uibo  BAH  58  2013-2021
Grit Breuer  GER  58  1989-2002
Top 10 Olympic Games
Points
Sanya Richards-Ross  USA  23   
Marie Jose Perec  FRA  20   
Shaunae Miller-Uibo  BAH  20   
Cathy Freeman  AUS  19   
Olga Bryzgina  EUN  19   
Christine Ohuruogu  GBR  19   
Allyson Felix  USA  17   
Christina Lathan-Brehmer  GDR  17   
Valerie Brisco  USA  17   
10  Ana Guevara  MEX  15   
10  Olga Nazarova  EUN  15   
Top 10 World Championships
Points
Shaunae Miller-Uibo  BAH  35   
Ana Guevara  MEX  33   
Jearl Miles-Clark  USA  32   
Christine Ohuruogu  GBR  29   
Novlene Williams-Mills  JAM  29   
Cathy Freeman  AUS  27   
Grit Breuer  GER  27   
Allyson Felix  USA  27   
Lorraine Fenton  JAM  26   
10  Sanya Richards-Ross  USA  23   
Top 10 European Championships
Points
Libania Grenot  ITA  32   
Marita Koch  GDR  30   
Grit Breuer  GER  29   
Maria Itkina  URS  20   
Marie Jose Perec  FRA  18   
Petra Schersing  GDR  17   
Maria Sykora  AUT  15   
Yekaterina Parlyuk  URS  15   
Ilona Usovich  BLR  14   
Lee Mcconnell  GBR  14   
Christine Ohuruogu  GBR  14