So how do we become more like Usain Bolt?

With the latest poll we asked you which of several different sporting events yo would want to be a champion of.
Here are the official results:

If you Could Win One of the Following, Which Would it be?
Iron Man Triathlon: 29% (5)
Boston Marathon: 0% (0)
Olympic 100m Dash: 35% (6)
Super Bowl: 24% (4)
NBA Championship: 6% (1)
World Series: 6% (1)
Total Votes : 17

It was close but being the Olympic 100m Champion is the winner. I actually think I would agree, I love to go fast. I dream of owning fast cars and that thrill of being able to run fast is unmatched. It is why Track and Field is such a passion of mine. I love to watch people be able to go fast, jump far, jump high, throw far, and all the other components of track.

The thing that actually jumped out in the poll results is that only single vote was given to Baseball and Basketball. Obviously with only 17 votes I am not about to make any type of bold definitive statement but I do think is shows that Football is still king in the United States. No other sport captivates an audience like the National Football League.  Events Like the Olympics gather large audiences for a short time but I wonder what the ratings wold be if we televised all track and Field meets. The Ironman is not a great television watch but it is the Gold standard for human achievement. Being the IronMan Triathlon Champion means you are at the pinnacle of human performance.

Check out the latest poll and let us know your opinion.

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  1. eric said:

    I think one of the reasons why the 100m Dash won this poll is because events like the Super Bowl and NBA championship happen every year and there is a lot of people who win them.

    The Olympics is only every 4 years and it is the best in the world, all eyes are on those events. Whereas the Super Bowl is probably not viewed as heavily outside the USA.

    November 15th, 2009 at 4:14 pm
  2. Coach Cory said:

    Interesting results, but I honestly believe they turned out this way was because of the audience that was being polled. If you posted this ESPN.com I’m sure you’d find a very different result.

    Still fun to think about.

    I voted for winning a Triathalon…. Would’ve picked World Cup if it were an option 😉

    November 18th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

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