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!
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.
Kajsa Bergqvist - indoor world record high jumper, 2.08m
Jessica Ennis - enough said!
Michael Johnson - number one all time favourite athlete!
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.
Sally Pearson - greatest female hurdler of all time (clean, that is)