Legendary Athletic Performances of 2012 (20 Photos)

This year was filled with a substantial amount of breakout individual performances in sports. From all walks of life and sports spanning the globe, 2012 had it all. Records were broken and laws of physics, defied. With the expansion of the viral video and rapid spread of “the mind blowing play” athletes are pushing the envelope more so now then ever. The keyword is progress. Here are 20 amazing photos from the best individual performances of the year.

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