this was my first thought. immense lower leg strength to weight ratio, presumably really F-ing strong upper body, good core strength, and possibly unmatched aerobic output.
There is absolutely no way that distance running is easier than badminton, tennis, and rodeo calf roping.
John Smallberries wrote:
Me and this guy were in the shower at the gym and were discussing. He thinks it's soccer players. He thinks that because they have nice bodies. I told him football players have way better bodies so by his logic, he's wrong.
"There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games. - Ernest Hemingway
Trying Hard To Win wrote:
lolz auto racers are higher? THats not a f***ign sport.
It doesn't say that it's easier. It takes into account all forms of athleticism that each sport's top athletes require. Badminton players probably require a lot more hand-eye coordination and agility than a cross country runner. The list has sortable categories and I'm sure runners rank higher in the endurance category. The overall ranking is the sum of the scores that the sport receives in each of the categories.
Just No wrote:http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/sportSkillsThere is absolutely no way that distance running is easier than badminton, tennis, and rodeo calf roping.