Top 100 Athletes of 2012

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Top 100 Athletes of 2012
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This past year has provided a multitude of memories that will linger in the minds of sports fans for many years.

From the Miami Heat winning it all in their second year featuring the "Big Three" to the London Olympics, 2012 gave sports fans everything they could ever want.

During the year, there were hundreds of athletes that stood out. So, who stood out the most during the year?

Recently, I took some time to enlist help from many experts on specific sports around Bleacher Report for their opinions. While it's impossible to truly rank athletes across multiple sports, this will be an attempt to do so.

Here's a look at the top 100 athletes from 2012. Keep in mind, stats and highlights are from Jan. 1 until now (Dec. 27).

Let me know what you think in the comments below. (And for more year-in-review lists, check out B/R's ranking of the top stories and top moments of 2012.)

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