Multi-Sport Athletes: The Best of America’s Endangered Species


Published: April 10, 2009


... excelling in two or more sports. However, in today's culture of American Legion baseball, AAU basketball, Spring football, and Olympic Development Program soccer few athletes have the time of inclination from a young age to excel at multiple sports. The age of sports specification has caused many of our top athletes to choose only one sport from a young age and have denied themselves the opportunity to compete at a high level in multiple sports. This has led to the elite multi-sport athlete going the way of the dinosaur into extinction. However, the following ten athletes did what today is almost unheard of, competing in two or more sports and excelling at each on the biggest stages and highest levels....

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