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LeBron James is the fittest athlete in the world

How do you decide who is the fittest athlete in the world?

Different sports have different demands and different endurance levels.

For the first time, Sports Illustrated, the most respected sports magazine in the world, has come up with a list of 50 fittest athletes.

The list features sportsmen from all corners of the athletic world who were rated in four categories; speed, strength, agility and endurance, Mail Online reported.

NBA superstar LeBron James topped the list with a perfect 40. 

Real Madrid and Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo came in second with 38.5 points, followed by Usain Bolt, the fastest man on the planet, with 36.5 points.

Real Madrid and Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo came in second with 38.5 points

Real Madrid and Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo came in second with 38.5 points

The world's fastest man Usain Bolt came in third.

The world's fastest man Usain Bolt came in third

Boxer Floyd Mayweather and swimmer Michael Phelps were among the other big names to make the top 10.

The magazine already has plans for a Fittest 50 female athletes.

See the full list of 50 athletes here.

Source: Mail Online, Sports Illustrated

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