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Pentathlon

Phayllos of Croton, athlete and military hero, won three victories at the Pythian Games, although it is unclear what he won at Olympia.

He reportedly jumped over the entire 15.2m sandpit at the long jump competition, registering 16.2m. It is physically impossible to jump that far (the men's long jump world record is 8.95m), but since the exact distance was recorded in Antiquity, some think ancient athletes competed in the triple jump. However, scholars believe the distance was exaggerated.

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