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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
Sofia Assefa  ETH  52  2009-2017
Milcah Chemos Cheywa  KEN  48  2009-2014
Habiba Ghribi  TUN  44  2008-2017
Emma Coburn  USA  42  2011-2021
Beatrice Chepkoech  KEN  39  2016-2021
Yuliya Zaripova  RUS  36  2009-2013
Hiwot Ayalew  ETH  32  2011-2015
Ekaterina Volkova  RUS  29  2005-2009
Norah Jeruto  KEN  26  2018-2021
10  Ruth Jebet  BRN  25  2014-2017
10  Gulnara Galkina  RUS  25  2007-2013
Top 10 Olympic Games
Points
Hyvin Kiyeng  KEN  17   
Sofia Assefa  ETH  14   
Gesa Felicitas Krause  GER  14   
Beatrice Chepkoech  KEN  11   
Peruth Chemutai  UGA  10   
Yuliya Zaripova  RUS  10   
Ruth Jebet  BRN  10   
Gulnara Samitova-Galkina  RUS  10   
Eunice Jepkorir  KEN   
Courtney Frerichs  USA   
Habiba Ghribi  TUN   
Top 10 World Championships
Points
Emma Coburn  USA  28   
Milcah Chemos Cheywa  KEN  26   
Hyvin Kiyeng  KEN  26   
Habiba Ghribi  TUN  23   
Sofia Assefa  ETH  20   
Yekaterina Volkova  RUS  19   
Yuliya Zaripova  RUS  19   
Courtney Frerichs  USA  19   
Beatrice Chepkoech  KEN  17   
Winfred Mutile Yavi  BRN  17   
Top 10 European Championships
Points
Gesa-Felicitas Krause  GER  33   
Antje Möldner-Schmidt  GER  18   
Luiza Gega  ALB  16   
Wioletta Frankiewicz  POL  14   
Diana Martín  ESP  11   
Alesya Turava  BLR  10   
Yuliya Zarudneva  RUS  10   
Gülcan Mingir  TUR  10   
Fabienne Schlumpf  SUI   
Tatyana Petrova  RUS   
Marta Domínguez  ESP   
Charlotta Fougberg  SWE