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    http://www.dirtmag.co.uk/news/category/videos/shaun-palmer-documentary-video/dirt-1231924.htmlA 3 part documentary on Shaun Palmer, in my opinion, one of the most important people ever to grace mountainbiking and snowboarding.

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    Never heard of him

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    Hardly Daley Thompson is he though .... or Michael Johnson or Carl Lewis or Michael Phelps or me full of energy drink .... so I would have to so no on both accounts.

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    My son was named Sean shortly after watching Mr palmer win the ski-cross in the X games. Obviously not the only factor in the name choice but the one that tipped the balance.

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    Maybe not the Worlds greatest athlete but definately a fucking legend.

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    Matt Hoffman now he's the mark by which all cycling legends should be judged against...if you lose your spleen from riding bikes then your worthy of the status "legend"

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    Aye Matt Hoffman, Shaun Palmer, Bob Haro and Scooby Doo. Legends!

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    Oops, duplication of vids.

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    Robin Hood; Legend

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    World's greatest athlete? He's not even in the frame.

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    why not, he competes in lots of sports all at the top levels.name other atheletes that can do that.

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    Daley Thompson

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    Daley, naahhh. He couldn't get anywhere near the world's individual best in the sports he did. Palmer was world class in a variety of extreme sports. Luc Alphand managed it in two: skiing and rallying.

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    Valentino Rossi doh!Car Bike Rally Mountain bike he's shit hot at anything he does... It's not uncommon either. John Elway before being Signed to the Denver Broncos as one of the greatest Quarterbacks to play could have been Signed to the New York Yankees to play Baseball.I think at the upper levels of sport people have a different mentality to the mortals

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    Lance Armstrong*runs away like a fleeing athlete*

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    *still running on speed*

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    serge the seal of death wrote (see)why not, he competes in lots of sports all at the top levels.name other atheletes that can do that.World's best all rounder then?I like to make a distinction between athletes and sportsmen, they aren't the same thing at all.  

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    Obviously its Courtney Walsh

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    Has to be Sir Ian Botham. England and Scunthorpe Utd!Shaun Palmer was one of the reasons I bought an Intense bikes.

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