Hypenus of Elis

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Hypenus of Elis was an ancient Greek athlete from Elis who won the double race (Diaulos) of the 14th Ancient Olympic Games in 724 BC.[1] It was the first time that the double race, i.e. a race with a distance of 2 stadia = 2 x 192 m, was run at the Olympic Games.

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  1. ^ Eusebius. Chronicon (English translation from Latin, original Greek lost) at Attalus.org