Five Top Twitters

The new yardstick of an athlete's cultural relevance? His following on the rapid-fire social-networking site Twitter. Here's how our favorite stars stack up.

Jul 1, 2009
Outside
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LANCE ARMSTRONG
743,461
TWITTER.COM/LANCEARMSTRONG
Typical post: Was winning the Tour seven times that offensive?!?

MICHAEL PHELPS
124,044
TWITTER.COM/MICHAEL_PHELPS
Typical post: Russell Brand on Twitter now! LOL - @rustyrockets. You are by far one of the funniest guys I've seen!! Lol

SHAUN WHITE
15,526
TWITTER.COM/SHAUN_WHITE
Typical post: Konichiwa! Quarterpipe down...here comes Big Air! What day is it again?

ROZ SAVAGE
5,093
TWITTER.COM/ROZSAVAGE
Typical post: I used to relate to Tom Hanks's role in Cast Away. But now it is The Terminal. Or Sleepless in Seattle.

STEPH DAVIS
679
TWITTER.COM/HIGHSTEPH
Typical post: Pretty strange wingsuit flight, pure white clouds from 8000 feet to 5500. Had to use homing pigeon navigation to get back to the airport.

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