Most people have a very fixed idea of what an athlete looks like. Straight away, they think of six-packs, muscle, and exceptional conditioning. However, there are many different types of sports that require different types of physiques. In that regard, some sports stars are simply larger-than-life.
Today, we’re going to a look at 40 athletes with truly unique physiques. Some of them are extremely tall. Others are carrying a massive amount of weight. Then you have the ones with ridiculous, abnormal muscles. But almost all of these athletes actually had success in their sports. Check out the list of larger-than-life athletes below via The Daddest.
40. Usain Bolt
Most people envision elite sprinters to be skinny and lean like greyhounds. What they often don’t realize is how powerful these athletes are. A case in point is Bolt. The legendary Jamaican Olympic star stands at a towering six foot five inches tall and weighs 205 lbs. To put this into perspective, the average NFL wide receiver weighs just 190 lbs. He definitely could have been an elite football player.
With his long gait and powerful running, Bolt was a true force of nature. An eight-time Olympic gold medallist, Bolt is an icon of his sport and a legend in Jamaica. But the sheer size of the man may come as a surprise because it’s hard to gauge it from watching him on television. Bolt is a massive individual who towers over most ordinary people. What an athlete he was and also a larger-than-life character.