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ESPN Gets Scientific to Determine Greatest Athlete of All Time

Many a heated debate has raged over who is the greatest athlete of all time. Is it Michael Jordan? Muhammad Ali? Wayne Gretzky? Perhaps soccer great Pelé? Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk? The question goes from the barroom to the laboratory on Sunday with ESPN Sport Science: Greatest Athlete of All Time (March 10 at 3:30/2:30c on ESPN).

"Previously, people would identify the best player or the person who had the biggest impact on their sport," says host John Brenkus, whose Sport Science segments air on SportsCenter and in periodic specials on the network. "What we're analyzing are categories like quickness, agility, speed, strength, power, endurance, durability, performance under pressure. We're looking for the real athlete, not just the player."

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VIDEO: World's Toughest Woman

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World's Toughest Woman
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Length: 17:29:48
Aired: 6/21/2009

We compare NFL superstar Ray Lewis' monsterous tackle to the force generated by a home plate collision. World Record holder Scott Mendlson can bench press 1,015 lbs. but how can he stack up against nature's heavy lifters. Gina Carano is a master of Muay Thai , we break down the power Gina can create with the art of the eight limbs. We attempt to recreate Dave Winfield's infamous bird-strike. watch

VIDEO: World's Toughest Woman

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World's Toughest Woman
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Length: 45:00
Aired: 6/21/2009

We compare NFL superstar Ray Lewis monsterous tackle to the force generated by a home plate collision. World Record holder Scott Mendlson can bench press 1,015 lbs. but how can he stack up against nature's heavy lifters. Gina Carano is a master of Muay Thai , we break down the power Gina can create with the art of the eight limbs. We attempt to recreate Dave Winfield's infamous bird-strike. watch

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Year Title Description
2013 Deep South Paranormal TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2012 Haunted Highway TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2011 Police P.O.V. TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2011 Legend Quest TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2010 American Paranormal TV Show Series, Executive Producer

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