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The greatest Olympic runner of all was Leonidas of Rhodes who won all three running events at each of the four successive Olympiads between 164 and 152 BCE. Women competed in foot races at Olympia, but these were not part of the Olympic Games.
British Museum curator Judith Swaddling describes the runners.
Cite This Work
Museum, T. B. (2015, February 24). Sprinter on a Vase from Rhodes and a Bronze Running Girl. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/580/sprinter-on-a-vase-from-rhodes-and-a-bronze-runnin/
Museum, The British. "Sprinter on a Vase from Rhodes and a Bronze Running Girl." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 24, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/580/sprinter-on-a-vase-from-rhodes-and-a-bronze-runnin/.
Museum, The British. "Sprinter on a Vase from Rhodes and a Bronze Running Girl." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 24 Feb 2015. Web. 31 Jul 2021.