How do you define true elite athleticism?
Is it solely whoever is the fastest, strongest and most agile competitor out there? That's what some would argue, but there is another, often overlooked, element to it. Athletes that can successfully make the transition from sport to sport are in a league of their own in terms of athleticism.
To be a true elite athlete, you can't hit a baseball with the greatest of ease and have hands of stone when catching a football. You can't catch a football with soft hands and then dribble a basketball so awkwardly you could be mistaken for dribbling a football.
In order to be one of the best all-around athletes in sports history, you have to be able to make that transition. The athletes on this list have done just that.
Here are the 30 best all-around athletes in sports history: