giantonagiant – thanks. I had the pleasure of riding with Billy Bland whilst doing both the Lakeland Loop and the Fred Whitton one year. what a great fella. I have seen Joss a few times but have yet to speak to him at races.Posted 5 years ago
Should add http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Hill to my little list, not just for his race acheivements but also for the following:
Hill has built a streak, in which he has not missed a day of running since December 1964, starting when he was becoming established as a world-class runner. Hill continues his streak, though he now defines a ‘run’ somewhat loosely; he has established baseline criteria of only one mile run, at any pace. Nevertheless, Hill’s streak is a benchmark that other such streaks are usually compared against. In his streak, Hill includes workouts after a car crash in 1993 when he broke his sternum, and after bunion surgery, after which he used a crutch for one mile (1.6 km) in 27 minutes the next day.Garry_LagerSubscriber
Stephen Hendry changed the way his game was played – that puts him well into genuine legend status in his chosen game. It’s beyond being exceptionally good or dominant.
Most people would say O’Sullivan is the most talented player to ever grace the green baize, but he’s not, and cannot ever be, the legend Hendry is.Posted 5 years agodannyhMember
Football: Johann Cruyff, Diego Maradona, Pele.
Rugby: Martin Johnson, David Campese, Gareth Edwards.
Cricket: Viv Richards, Shane Warne, Wasim Akram (very sad to say unfortunately not the greatest fast bowler ever – Malcolm Marshall).
Boxing: Marvin Hagler, Muhammad Ali, Manny Pacquiao
MTB: Peaty (who else?)Posted 5 years ago
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