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25 Athletes Who Had The Best Year Ever In 2012

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Usain Bolt celebrates after winning gold in the Men's 200m Final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 9, 2012 in London, England. | Getty Images

Ebb and flow over the course of a sports career is only natural. It's almost impossible for an athlete to maintain a place on a 'best of' list like this year-after-year.

Championships, All-Star honors, huge new contracts, coming back from a devastating injury—these are all factors that come into play when evaluating who deserves to be on this list.

Here are the 25 athletes who had the best year ever.

Read the whole story at Bleacher Report

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