Who is the Better Athlete?

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This post – The Components of Physical Fitness – may help you make your decision.


Žydrūnas Savickas

  • The world’s strongest man – 2009 & 2010
  • 6’3″ – just under 400lbs
  • Six times, “Arnold’s Strongest Man winner (2003-2008)
  • Three-time world powerlifting champion (2005, 2006, 2009)
  • 4 times World Cup winner team (2005-2008)
  • Fortissimo Stiprausias man on earth Winner (2009)
  • Log lifting world champion (2008)
  • European powerlifting champion (2005)
  • European round lifting champion (2009)
  • World Cup winner (2004)
  • Strongman Super Series winner (2004)
  • Strongman Champions League winner (2008)
  • 10 times the Lithuanian powerlifting champion (1998-2000, 2002, 2004-2009)
  • World Powerlifting vice-champion (2000)
  • 3 times European Powerlifting vice-champion (1999, 2000, 2001)
  • 10 times the Lithuanian Powerlifting Champion (1995-1997, 1999-2005)
  • 7 times the Lithuanian Powerlifting Cup winner (1994-2000).

Dean Karnazes

  • Ran 135 miles nonstop across Death Valley in 120°F (49°C) temperatures
  • Ran a marathon to the South Pole at −40°F (-40°C).
  • Ran 50 marathons in all 50 states in 50 consecutive days
  • Overall Winner, 4 Deserts Race Series, 2008
  • Competitor magazine Endurance Athlete of the Year Award winner, 2008, 2006, 2005
  • ESPN ESPY Award winner, “Best Outdoor Athlete,” 2007
  • Winner, Vermont Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run, 2006
  • Two-time Emmy Award winner, 2005, 2007
  • American Ultrarunning Team, World Championships, 2005, 2008
  • Men’s Journal, Adventure Hall of Fame, 2005
  • Winner, Badwater Ultramarathon, 2004
  • 350 miles (560 km) in 80 hours and 44 minutes without stopping (2005)
  • 148 miles (238 km) in 24 hours on a treadmill, 2004
  • Single-handedly completed the 199-mile (320 km) Providian Saturn Relay six times
  • Eleven-time 100-Mile/1 Day Silver Buckleholder at the Western States Endurance Run (i.e., better than ten twenty-four hour finishes), 1995–2006
  • Outside magazine, Ultimate Top 10 Outdoor Athletes, 2004
  • Swam across the San Francisco Bay

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