If your VO2 Max score is coming out in the 60s or 70s (ml/(kg∙min)), your fitness level of many professional athletes. But how high does your score have to be to make world records?
Check out the top 3 male and top 3 female VO2 Max scores ever recorded.
96.7 ml/kg/min | Oskar Svendsen
In August of 2012, Svedsen tested the highest VO2 Max measurement in recorded history before the 2012 Junior World Time Trial Championships.
96.0 ml/kg/min | Bjørn Dæhlie
Dæhlie is well-known for his career in cross-country skiing. He won the Nordic Cup six times and won a total of 29 medals in the Olympics and World Championships between 1991 and 1999, making him the most successful male cross-country skier in history.
96.0 ml/kg/min | Espen Harald Bjerke
Norweigian cross-country skier, tested at 96 ml/kg/min in 2005.
78.6 ml/kg/min | Joan Benoit
The first women’s Olympic Games marathon champion, winning the Gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Las Angeles.
76.6 ml/kg/min | Bente Skari
Hailing from Norway, Skari is one of the most successful cross-country skiers ever, receiving 12 Olympic and World Championship medals.
76.0 ml/kg/min | Flavia Oliveira
A Brazilian racing cyclist who finished in 7th place in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro – the highest placed finish for a Brazilian rider in any Olympic cycling event.
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