Theagenes of Thasos was one of the most praised athletes in antiquity. He won the 76th Olympiad in 476BC.
Born to a priest of the temple of Herakles, this giant of a man competed in ancient Games across the Mediterranean and won over 1,400 times. The people of Thasos believed Theagenes was the offspring of the god himself and erected a statue in his honour.
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