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Barb Lindquist
Lynn Hill
On the list because she's the top-ranked triathlete in the world. Known as an excellent swimmer (she was on the U.S. national team from 1987-1991).
On the list because she was the first to free climb the Nose on Yosemite's El Capitan, in 1993. In 1994, she climbed the Nose in 23 hours, a speed record that hasn't been broken. And she's still one of the best climbers in the world -- male or female -- at age 43.