Leonidas of Rhodes
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Leonidas of Rhodes(lēŏn`ĭdəs, rōdz), fl. 2d cent. B.C., ancient Greek athlete. He won three different foot races—the stadion, about 200 m, the diaulos, about 400m, and the hoplitodromos, in which athletes ran the equivalent of a diaulos while wearing heavy battle gear and carrying a shield—in each of four consecutive Olympic games (164–152 B.C.). He won his final championships at the age of 36. His 12 individual wins in Olympic competition was unsurpassed until Michael PhelpsPhelps, Michael Fred,
1985–, American swimmer, b. Baltimore. One of the world's greatest competitive swimmers, Phelps became (2001) the youngest world record holder (in the 200-m butterfly) at 15 and set an unprecedented five world records at the 2003 world championships.
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