"It is the glory of God to conceal a matter.
It is the honor of kings to search it out."¬† *
So explains the many mysteries of this world, indeed the universe, and the possibility that some of the answers are there for us to uncover.
In the world of sport, the search for answers has led to breakthroughs in nutrition, equipment design, training techniques, playing surfaces, and the like.
However, not every mystery will be solved this side of eternity.
Yet we persist in digging, probing, and excavating tons of information in hopes of finding the ounce of truth: who is the fastest, the strongest, the greatest?
Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis or now, Usain Bolt?
Pele or Maradona?
Babe Didrickson Zaharias or Jackie Joyner-Kersee?
No definitive answer will ever come, given the disparity of eras, conditions, circumstances and information. We're left with finding solace and satisfaction only in the pursuit of facts and in our final subjective opinion.
In that vein, one of the most cruel and taunting of mysteries arises from the sport of kings: who was the greatest racehorse of all time?
We may have our perso...
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