Alan Francis (horseshoes)
Alan Francis is a horseshoes pitcher from Defiance, Ohio. Altogether, he has won the world horseshoe championship 18 times, in 1989, 1993, 1995-1999, 2001, 2003-2010 and 2012-2013. He is also the only player to consistently pitch over 90%, and is regarded by many as the greatest horseshoe pitcher ever. The New York Times wrote that he may be "the most dominant athlete in any sport in the country".
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- "Men's Top 100". National Horseshoe Pitchers Association of America. Retrieved 2010-07-23.
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- Branch, John (2010-07-20). "Perfection in the Horseshoe Pit". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 22 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-23.
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