In most competitive sports, size gives athletes a massive advantage. Being taller makes it easier to shoot in basketball, but it could also slow players down compared to lighter athletes. Being heavier makes it harder to be moved in wrestling. The list of advantages is long, but most athletes are only slightly larger than their competitors. Most. Then there are the times where one athlete is just head and shoulders (literally!) above their contemporaries. They’re not just anomalies in their sport, but they’re considered some of the largest athletes ever to walk the Earth. In many ways, they’re giants among man.
If you want to see what a massive advantage looks like, you need to find the biggest, tallest, and heaviest athletes around. Here is a look at the most enormous athletes who ever existed and what they did after their athletic careers ended. Were any of these largest athletes ever some of your favorites growing up? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to SHARE their incredible lives with your friends.