View Full Version : Defining a dodecathlon. (World's Greatest Athlete contest)

Rain Man
08-04-2005, 03:40 PM
As a spinoff of kchiefsqt's thread, let's assume that our job is to pick the world's greatest athlete. To do so, we need to define 20 "sporting endeavors" that they need to perform in competition with each other.

Please propose your "sporting endeavors" here. We'll tally them up and then use them as the testing grounds for the World's Greatest Athlete competition.

I'll start with a few:

1. 100-meter dash.
2. Play running back for a full 16-game NFL season.
3. High Jump
4. Standard military obstacle course.
5. 1-mile run
6. Get 200 major league baseball at-bats
7. Wrestle
8. Combined weightlifting (I need some help here to figure out exactly which types of weightlifting.)

08-04-2005, 03:42 PM
I'd be hard pressed to leave swimming out of there.

KC Dan
08-04-2005, 03:46 PM
Complete the toughest hill stage of the Tour de Lance in a half a day.

KC Dan
08-04-2005, 03:48 PM
Complete the Daytona 500.

Forget it, 50 year old men and 120lb rednecks do that every year.

08-04-2005, 03:54 PM
row across the atlantic

Rain Man
08-04-2005, 03:59 PM
How about hitting a moving target with a baseball at 50 yards?