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Athleticism

Leander
swims the mile-wide Hellespont every night to court Hero. [Gk. Myth.: Hamilton, 432]
marathon
modern races, more than 26 miles, commemorate feat of Pheidippides. [World Sports: Benét, 633]
Pheidippides
ran over 20 miles to Athens to announce victory at Marathon in 490 B.C., then died of exhaustion. [Gk. Legend: Collier’s, XIII, 369]
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Of course, here within this precious and often narrow corner of academia we who so dote on sports novels and sports literature are always playing in front of a home crowd--earning with very little effort enthusiastic kudos from audiences already convinced of the significance of sports and athleticism as meaningful.
The Welsh dance, involving complicated stepping and a variety of tricks, was originally performed by farmers and slate quarry workers who would show off their stamina and athleticism.
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Another aspect are the surfaces, which in the kinetic vocabulary are full and strong; "athleticism" is another energetic term that can be applied.
(Here pentimenti are unhesitant: When dissatisfied with a particular mark, Twombly painted it over with a flat coat of ground color.) We immediately intuit that the huge span of the loops involved the whole body, an athleticism unprecedented in Twombly's entire career and, for that matter, rarely seen in the history of twentieth-century art.