Michael Phelps, Mr. Swimming, has won everything possible in the sport, and now he’s just sitting back collecting all of the ancillary awards that come with being the Greatest Olympian of All Time. MensHealth.com has voted Phelps, the best among the best, giving him the top spot on their list of the 100 Fittest Men of All Time. According to Men’s Health, they started with the simple question: Who is the fittest man of all-time? However simple the wording, it is by no means an easy question to answer. How do you compare a basketball player to a to marathoner, or a cyclist to a football player, or swimmer to a boxer? Men’s Health decided on a very focused idea: Fitness is all about what you do with the body you’ve built. That made the decision a whole lot easier. With 22 career Olympic medals won, across a wide range of events requiring speed, strength, and endurance, Michael Phelps is, hands down, the most dominant athlete in his respective sport.
I love the fact that Michael received this title. He is a hard working guy and a great role model for young athletes. And I am happy the title didn't go to one of the steroid filled guys that are too huge to put their arms down. That's just nasty looking. Although I do admit I love watching those world's strongest man competitions. Nothing like a guy dragging a VW across a parking lot to get your attention.