Let's face it, we all love a great athlete.
As a general rule sports stars are adored across the globe, and it's for this reason that everyone, for the most part, can call themselves a fan of one sport or another.
But while certain high-profile figures will fade in and out of glory as the eras come and go, there are some individuals who cement such a legacy as to ensure that they capture the imagination of fans long after they've stopped competing.
In some respects certain sporting heroes are almost immortalised and worshipped as gods of their field, and it's for this reason we've decided to celebrate ten of the most iconic names in the history of sports.
In an age where science is moving forward and training regimes are ever-improving, we tip our hats to the guys who have stood head and shoulders above thousands of brilliant specimens of sport over the years...
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