July 5, 2012

A Century Later, A Feat No Less Impressive

Biographer Kate Buford examines the remarkable achievements of Jim Thorpe's athletic career and the life that followed them.

Michael Gluckstadt

Who is the world's greatest athlete? Is he (or she) a multisport star in the vein of Bo Jackson or Deion Sanders? A gifted physical specimen like LeBron James or Floyd Mayweather, who may have had as much success in another sport had he given it the focus? Or is it just whoever the reigning Olympic decathlon champion is? (Bryan Clay, by the way.)

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