The Best Runners of All Time

Throughout the course of running history, there have been countless greats. In a sport that requires a wide variety of skills and talents depending on the event, there is no sure measure of who is "best" and how marks from the past and present can be compared. In historical terms, here are some of the finest athletes the sport has ever seen.

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