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Hoplitodromos
... English translation "race of soldiers") was an ancient foot race, part of the Olympic Games and the other Panhellenic Games ... It was the last foot race to be added to the Olympics, first appearing at the 65th Olympics in 520 BC, and was traditionally the last foot race to be held ... Unlike the other races, which were generally run in the nude, the hoplitodromos required competitors to run wearing the helmet and greaves of the hoplite infantryman from which the race ...

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