Paavo Nurmi - nine gold medals at the Olympics, nuff said. My grandad was the first person who got me interested in athletics, and he had actually seen Nurmi run in Glasgow!

Paavo Nurmi from Finland at the 1920 Olympic Games - nicknamed "The Flying Finn" - He won 3 gold medals at the 1920 games and went on to win 6 more gold medals at the 1924 games.

Jonathan Edwards. Comes across a bit smug on the TV, and leers too much at the young ladies, but my goodness what an awesome combination of talent and technique. One of the greatest WRs ever.

Comes across a bit smug on the TV, and leers too much at the young ladies, but my goodness what an awesome combination of talent and technique. One of the greatest WRs ever.

Kajsa Bergqvist - indoor world record high jumper, 2.08m

Kajsa Bergqvist is a Swedish former Olympic high jumper, as well as an out bisexual.

Jessica Ennis - enough said!

Jessica Ennis-Hill is top inspiration for UK

Michael Johnson - number one all time favourite athlete!

Michael Johnson (sprinter) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Asafa Powell - I was at Gateshead when he ran 9.77! Overshadowed by Bolt now, but my goodness what a beautiful runner he is. Just lacks a bit of mental strength.

Asafa Powell - I was at Gateshead when he ran Overshadowed by Bolt now, but my goodness what a beautiful runner he is. Just lacks a bit of mental strength.

Sally Pearson - greatest female hurdler of all time (clean, that is)

Sally Pearson - greatest female hurdler of all time (clean, that is)

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