We've made a listicle, starring some of the best athletes ever and ten of the best hairstyles ever ever. 

1. Phillips Idowu

At 6ft 5ins and peppered with facial piercings, the shy and retiring Londoner has always struggled to stand out from the crowd.

2. Matt Elias

Welsh 400m hurdler Matt Elias often graced the track with bold hairstyles. We don't know what this is, but A+ for effort.


3. Martina Pretelli 

Do you remember the famous lightning bolt in Moscow? No, not that one. This one, belonging to San Marino sprinter Martina Pretelli. 

4. Tatyana Lebedeva

The original crimson-tinged jumper, spurred on to a clutch of world and Olympic LJ and TJ medals by red hair dye.


5. Vadims Vasilevskis

The Latvian javelinist celebrated throwing past the 90-metre mark with, err... 

6. Carl Lewis

American hero Carl Lewis is one of the the most successful athletes of all time. But at the Prefontaine Classic in 1997, this happened.

7. Flo-Jo

If a mullet and a perm had a baby...

8. Eunice Barber

Check out the highlights package on France's 1999 world heptathlon champ.

9. Anneisha McLaughlin 

Jamaican sprinter with a glittering youth career, here she is shaking her head feathers. 


10. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 

SAFP, quite literally, painted Moscow pink last year