Saturday, April 21, 2007

Federer also top in life expectancy

Roger Federer
Of all top athletes, tennis players live longest (79 years) and boxers live shortest (73 years), according to an Italian survey in all world-famous athletes born between 1860 and 1930. For all other sports, such as baseball, ice-hockey, football (soccer), track and field, basketball, swimming and wrestling, live expectancies of top athletes are in between - 76 years on average with no significant differences between the disciplines.

Anyway, Roger Federer has best chances to be alive and well in 2061, given the fact that life expectancy in general has grown since the 1930s. - (Picture by CB @ Flickr)

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