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100 Best Sports Photographs of 2010 (Part 4 of 4)

In this final installment of the 100 Best Sports Photographs of 2010, the months of October, November, and December are featured. The Commonwealth Games in India and the Asian Games in China were the major events on the calendar, but smaller competitions and solitary athletes made for brilliant photographs as well. ( 25 photos total)

Lei Sheng of China celebrates defeating Yuki Ota of Japan in the semifinals of the foil competition at the World Fencing Championships at the Grand Palais in Paris November 7. (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)

Muhammad Sya Husin of Malaysia attempts to block the shot from Wang Jian of China in their Sepak takraw team preliminary match at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou in the Haizhu Sports Centre November 16. (Mark Dadswell/Getty Images) #

A swimmer warms up prior to the evening finals session for the 25m event during the 10th FINA World Swimming Championships at the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex December 19 in Dubai. (Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) #

A River Plate fan gestures amidst smoke before their Argentine First Division soccer match against Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires November 16. (REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci) #

Hisham Alwahaibi of Oman shoots past Wanchalerm Natehanon of Thailand during their handball match at the beach handball event at Al-Musannah Sports City at the 2nd Asian Beach Games December 16 in Muscat, Oman. (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) #

The group 'Castellers de Vilafranca' falls after forming a human tower called 'Castell' during a biannual competition in Tarragona, Spain October 3. The formation of human towers is a tradition in the area of Catalonia and between 100 and 200 people are needed to complete a big tower. (REUTERS/Albert Gea) #

Amateur triathletes start the swim portion of the Ironman World Championship triathlon in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii October 9. (REUTERS/Hugh Gentry) #

Athletes compete in the V6 category of the South American Va'a, or Polynesian canoe, Championship in Rio de Janeiro December 12. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) #

A competitor swims during a training session at the Dr. S.P. Mukherjee Aquatics Complex ahead of the Commonwealth Games October 1 in Delhi. (Adam Pretty/Getty Images) #

Marie Yamaguchi (left) of Japan competes against Singapore during the rugby women's preliminary match during the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou November 21. (AFP PHOTO/Sam YEH) #

Skydivers perform extreme maneuvers with a wheelchair November 16 in Matamata , New Zealand. (Global Action Sports via Getty Images) #

Hong Kong's Diao Xiao Juan, Japan's Mayuko Hagiwara, and China's Tang Kerong (left to right) crash together in the final of the track cycling points race at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou November 16. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) #

With endless all-you-can-eat buffets and the loosest slots in town motivating them, more than 28,000 runners participated in the Las Vegas marathon and half-marathon December 5. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken) #

Dog breeders try to encourage their Saluki dogs as they drive alongside them during the first Gulf Challenge of the Arabian Saluki Championship in the Qatari desert near Khor October 10. The dogs chase a gazelle along a 2km route. (REUTERS/Stephanic McGehee) #

A rider on his horse participates in the International Wadi Rum Endurance Race in the Jordanian desert of Wadi Rum in Jordan November 14. (AP Photo/Nader Daoud) #

A competitor heads toward a storm front near the Bass Strait during the 66th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race December 27. (CARLO BORLENGHI/AFP/Getty Images) #

A horse and rider make their way through the early morning fog at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans October 11. (AP Photo/Alexander Barkoff) #

An athlete competes in the marathon at Vijay Chowk during the Commonwealth Games October 14 in Delhi. (Mark Dadswell/Getty Images) #

An Indian youth waits to bat during a pick-up cricket match on a foggy day near the India Gate monument in New Delhi December 26. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) #

Surfers walk along a snow-covered path as they leave the Baltic Sea in Timmendorf, Germany December 2. (REUTERS/Christian Charisius) #

A member of a local winter swimmers' club walks to bathe in the Yenisei River amid air temperatures measuring about -33 degree Fahrenheit in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk December 12. (REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin) #

Steam rises from the head of the Saskatchewan Roughriders' Ludovic Kashindi during football practice in Edmonton, Canada. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz) #

Ronjan Sodhi of India unloads his shells during the pairs double trap event at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range during the Commonwealth Games October 6 in Delhi. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images) #

Salzburg's David Mendes da Silva kicks the ball with his face during the UEFA Europa League football match against Manchester City at The City of Manchester stadium December 1. (ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images) #

A runner competes in a 50-mile endurance race December 4 in San Francisco. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) #


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Is that one of the TNF ultras in the last photo? Thanks for highlighting our weirdly frowned upon sport.

Posted by ultrarunner January 20, 11 02:09 PM
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nice set...

Posted by Chris January 24, 11 11:43 AM
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Is this every going to get another update?

Posted by Jason February 17, 11 03:00 PM
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Is this every going to get another update?

Posted by Jason February 17, 11 03:00 PM
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Yup, no more weekly galleries ? :-(

Posted by FRED February 25, 11 02:06 AM
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